Chapter

Introduction

Ayşe Devrim Atauz

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780813031798
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038148 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813031798.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the Maltese Islands, which have a reputation of being an important commercial and military crossroads in the history of the Mediterranean. It begins with a description of the islands' location and archipelago, before moving to the archaeological material discovered in the area over the years. It ends with a brief account of the information presented in the next chapters, which form a study on Maltese maritime history.

Keywords: Maltese Islands; Mediterranean; Maltese maritime history; location; archipelago; archaeological material; description

Chapter.  1819 words. 

Subjects: Underwater Archaeology

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