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Nigel McGilchrist

Nigel McGilchrist, an art historian who has lived in the Mediterranean region for more than thirty years, is the author of McGilchrist’s Greek Islands, an archaeological and cultural guide to the islands of the Aegean in twenty volumes.

The Mediterranean

Nigel McGilchrist, 22 March 2012

The title of David Abulafia’s magisterial book comes, as he reminds us, from a Hebrew blessing, to be recited when setting eyes on the Mediterranean: ‘Blessed are you, Lord our God, king of the Universe, who made the Great Sea.’ His book is a two-fold history: first of the trade and the traders who discovered the sea, created its ports and never ceased thereafter to animate...

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