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Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History
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Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean

Ayşe Devrim Atauz


For millennia, Malta has always been considered a site of strategic importance. From the arrival of the Phoenicians through rule under Carthage, Rome, Sicilian Arabs, Normans, and Genovese, to the Order of St. John (“Knights of Malta”), the advent of the Napoleonic Wars, and even World Wars I and II, the Maltese islands have served as re-provisioning stations, military bases, and refuges for pirates and privateers. Building on her underwater archaeological survey of the Maltese archipelago, this book presents an interdisciplinary approach to maritime history in the Mediterranean. Offering a ge ... More

Keywords: Malta, strategic importance, archaeological, maritime history, Mediterranean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813031798
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ayşe Devrim Atauz, author