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The edge of the world : a cultural history of the North Sea and the transformation of Europe

Author: Michael Pye
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Pegasus trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of how modernity emerged on the shores of the North Sea, uncovering a lost history of a thousand years rife with saints, spies, pirates, philosophers, artists, and intellectuals.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pye
ISBN: 168177206X 9781681772066
OCLC Number: 990419568
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Description: 394 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The invention of money --
The book trade --
Making enemies --
Settling --
Fashion --
Writing the law --
Overseeing nature --
Science and money --
Dealers rule --
Love and capital --
The plague laws --
The city and the world.
Responsibility: Michael Pye.

Abstract:

Tells the story of how modernity emerged on the shores of the North Sea, uncovering a lost history of a thousand years rife with saints, spies, pirates, philosophers, artists, and intellectuals.
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