G.E. Rickman Lecture: Thalassocracy: Sea Power in the Mediterranean and Beyond

Wednesday 5 February 2014 18.00 – 19.30

G.E. Rickman Lecture

Thalassocracy: Sea Power in the Mediterranean and Beyond

How is power over the open sea exercised? What do we mean when we talk of ‘maritime empires’ in the Mediterranean and beyond? This lecture will look at examples from the ancient, medieval and modern Mediterranean, and from other seas a swell, in the hope of discovering how control of the sea has been exercised in the past.

Prof. David Abulafia (Cambridge)