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"The Making of the Middle Sea" wins Wolfson Prize

last modified Jun 04, 2014 11:40 AM
Cyprian Broodbank's book "The Making of the Middle Sea" has been awarded a Wolfson History Prize.


Cyprian Broodbank's book "The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World" (Thames & Hudson), is one of two winners awarded a Wolfson History Prize (for books published in 2013).

Cyprian Broodbank is currently at UCL Institute of Archaeology, and will become the Director and Disney Professor at the McDonald Institute from October 2014.  His book tells the story of the Mediterranean from early origins to the emergence of the Classical World.

History Prize judge Prof Julia Smith said:  "Its theme is how connections are forged between distant places, what consolidates those links and why they sometimes fail to endure.  Its shifting vision keeps the reader on the move, from port to port..... a distinctly postmodern take on pre-history".

The Wolfson History Prize, awarded every year to British authors since 1972, promotes and encourages standards of excellence in the writing of readable and scholarly history suitable for a general audience.

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