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Mediterranean world
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1. Unity and diversity

It is arguable whether the Mediterranean world can be thought of as a single entity throughout the early modern period. The variegations in cultural geography, for example between mountain and coastal regions, with which the French historian Fernand Braudel operates [11. vol. 1], emphasize the peculiar diversity of a region that, ever since antiquity, had been considered a single cultural bloc i…

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Kaiser, Wolfgang, “Mediterranean world”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023859>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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