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Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime HistoryTrade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean$
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Ayşe Devrim Atauz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813031798

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813031798.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History
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Ayşe Devrim Atauz

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031798.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the Maltese Islands, which have a reputation of being an important commercial and military crossroads in the history of the Mediterranean. It begins with a description of the islands' location and archipelago, before moving to the archaeological material discovered in the area over the years. It ends with a brief account of the information presented in the next chapters, which form a study on Maltese maritime history.

Keywords:   Maltese Islands, Mediterranean, Maltese maritime history, location, archipelago, archaeological material, description

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