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The Black Sea: A History

Charles King

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241613
eISBN:
9780191601439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241619.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Black Sea has long formed a zone of interaction—sometimes cordial, sometimes conflictual—among the peoples and states around its shores, from the Balkans to the Caucasus, from Russia to Turkey. ... More


In Search of the Pontic Community in Antiquity

STEPHEN MITCHELL

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The geographical characteristics of the Pontus combined with the historical circumstances of the region's colonization by the Greeks were important factors which defined the nature of this ‘world ... More


Ex PONTO: The Athenian Grain Supply and Black Sea Archaeology

Alfonso Moreno

in Feeding the Democracy: The Athenian Grain Supply in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228409
eISBN:
9780191711312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228409.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the role of the Black Sea as a source of grain for the Aegean Greek world, and particularly for Athens, in the fifth and fourth centuries. It is argued that the beginning of ... More


The Ottoman Northern Black Sea Frontier at Akkerman Fortress: The View from a Historical and Archaeological Project

VICTOR OSTAPCHUK and SVITLANA BILYAYEVA

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The northern frontiers of the Ottoman Empire lay across a swathe of lands between Hungary and Iran, arcing through the principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia, then north of the Black Sea through ... More


Dichin (Bulgaria): Interpreting the Ceramic Evidence in its Wider Context

VIVIEN G. SWAN

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the Dichin (north central Bulgaria) store-buildings destroyed in about the 480s, the large quantities of imported Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea amphorae typify late Roman military supply ... More


The Crimean War and the Demilitarization of the Black Sea

Philip Towle

in Enforced Disarmament: From the Napoleonic Campaigns to the Gulf War

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206361
eISBN:
9780191677090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206361.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

The Crimean War of 1854–1856 was prolonged for almost a year by Britain's determination to banish Russian naval power from the Black Sea. Like most forced disarmament measures after limited wars, ... More


Of Angels, Mangers, and Arks: Black Sea Flooding and Mountain Mania

J. David Pleins

in When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199733637
eISBN:
9780199852505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733637.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When visiting New Age shops, one can observe the fascination of the shoppers toward figurines of angels, manger scenes, Noah's arks, and other such paraphernalia that do not exactly comply with how ... More


Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Edith Hall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph is a cultural history of the performance, reception and influence of the ancient Greek tragedy Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. First produced in the late 5th century BCE in Athens, ... More


Travel Tragedy

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An exploration of the prominence of the themes of travel and the sea in the play suggests that it offered Euripides' audience ways of thinking about the connections between the Black Sea cult of ... More


The Transformation of Ottoman Policies toward the Ottoman Greeks during the First World War

Taner Akçam

in The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153339
eISBN:
9781400841844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153339.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines how the policy followed against the Ottoman Greeks underwent an important change in November 1914, when the use of widespread violence against the Greeks and their forcible ... More


Palanka Forts and Construction Activity in the Late Ottoman Balkans

BURCU ÖZGÜVEN

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines military building activity in the region in the light of Ottoman sources preserved in the Prime Ministry Ottoman Archive in Istanbul and memoirs written by the senior ... More


Fish and Fishermen in Ottoman Istanbul

Suraiya Faroqhi

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the history of fish, fishermen, and fishing in early modern Ottoman Istanbul. Accounts from the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries reveal various techniques used by ... More


Capital Investment and Agriculture: Multi-Press Facilities from Gaul, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Black Sea Region

Annalisa Marzano

in The Roman Agricultural Economy: Organisation, Investment, and Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665723
eISBN:
9780191751172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665723.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter extends the analysis of oil and wine presses as indicators of capital investment in agricultural crop processing to three areas with large-scale production facilities: Gaul, Iberia, and ... More


2. Imperial Identity: Coming of Age in New Russia, 1865-1881

Francis Wcislo

in Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199543564
eISBN:
9780191725104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter details how a young man, by heritage and family upbringing a hereditary nobleman of the late 18th to early 19th century, encountered a complex, contradictory, and kaleidoscopic adult ... More


Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

David Braund and S D Kryzhitskiy (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The study of Olbia has always been set apart through the outstanding results of its excavations and the splendour of individual finds there. This volume focuses on the interaction of the city of ... More


Intimacies of Exchange

Kelly O'Neill

in Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218299
eISBN:
9780300231502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218299.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the flow of goods across and through Crimea in an attempt to understand the impact of Russian rule on the economic landscape. It focuses on the patterns of exchange and ... More


The Periphery and Its Narratives: Liudmila Ulitskaia’s Imagined South

Edith W. Clowes

in Russia on the Edge: Imagined Geographies and Post-Soviet Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448560
eISBN:
9780801460661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448560.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the theme of the periphery—and particularly the Black Sea and its symbolic meanings—in a number of Liudmila Ulitskaia's stories and two major novels, Medea and Her Children ... More


Locating Crimea in Russian History

Kelly O'Neill

in Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218299
eISBN:
9780300231502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218299.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter locates Crimea in Russian history. Early in the spring of 1783, Empress Catherine II announced that Russia had at long last annexed the Crimean Khanate. Russia had annexed ... More


Introduction: Discovering Greco-Scythian Art

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter considers the two most fundamental assumptions about Greco-Scythian art in current understandings, both inside and outside academia. The first assumption is that the naturalistic genre ... More


The Hippocratic “Airs, Waters, Places” on Cross-Dressing Eunuchs: “Natural” yet also “Divine”†

Elinor Lieber

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

On the northern shores of the Black Sea, the Greek colonists established a number of towns and maintained good relations with the local inhabitants, who were referred to by both Herodotus and the ... More


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