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Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space

Alexis Wick


The Red Sea has, from time immemorial, been one of the world's most navigated spaces, in the pursuit of trade, pilgrimage, and conquest. Yet this multidimensional history remains largely unrevealed by its successive protagonists. Intrigued by the absence of a holistic portrayal of this body of water and inspired by Fernand Braudel's famous work on the Mediterranean, this book brings alive a dynamic Red Sea world across time, revealing the particular features of a unique historical actor. In capturing this heretofore lost space, it also presents a critical, conceptual history of the sea, leadin ... More

Keywords: trade, Red Sea, Eurocentrism, pilgrimage, conquest, European hegemony, philosophy of history, space, Ottoman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520285910
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520285910.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexis Wick, author
American University of Beirut