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Mediterranean bibliography

This list suggests a sample of important recent studies in the field of Mediterranean history. The list is organized by categories – general overviews, studies sorted by historical eras and some different thematic categories. In addition, there is a category of databases on various topics related to Mediterranean history. The list represents various methodological approaches and subjects.

For now, all the studies on the list are in English and most have been published from the year 2000 onwards. It reflects current work of HCMH members and therefore far from comprehensive.

Mediterranean General Overviews

Abulafia, David, The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean, Oxford 2013.

Abulafia, David, (ed.), The Mediterranean in History, Los Angeles, 2003.

Albera, Dionigi, “Anthropology of the Mediterranean: Between Crisis and Renewal”, History and Anthropology, 17 (2006), pp. 109–134.

Bacharova, Mary R., Dutsch Dorota and Suter, Ann, The Fall of Cities in the Mediterranean. Commemoration in Literature, Folk-Song, and Liturgy, Cambridge, 2016.

Braudel, Fernand, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, New York, 1972.

Catlos, Brian A. and Kinoshita, Sharon (eds.), Can We Talk Mediterranean?: Conversations on an Emerging Field in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Cham, Switzerland 2017.

Grove, Alfred Thomas and Rackham, Oliver, The Nature of Mediterranean Europe: An Ecological History, New Haven 2003.

Harris, William V. (ed.), Rethinking the Mediterranean, Oxford 2005.

Horden, Peregrine and Kinoshita, Sharon (eds.), A Companion to Mediterranean History, Chichester 2014.

Horden, Peregrine and Purcell, Nicholas, The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History, Oxford, 2000.

Hughes, J. Donald (ed.), The Mediterranean: An Environmental History, Santa Barbara 2005.

Marino, John A., "Mediterranean Studies and the Remaking of Pre-modern Europe", Journal of Early Modern History. 2011, Vol. 15, 5 (2011), pp. 385-412.

Norwich, John Julius, The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean, London 2006.

O'Connell, Monique and Dursteler, Eric R., The Mediterranean World: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Napoleon, Baltimore 2016. 

Theotokis, Georgios, and Yildiz, Aysel (eds.), A Military History of the Mediterranean Sea. Aspects of War, Diplomacy, and Military Elites, Leiden and Boston, 2018.


Aubet, Maria Eugenia, The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade, Cambridge 2001.

Bowman, Alan K., Cotton, Hannah M., Goodman, Martin and Simon Price (eds.), Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World, Oxford 2002.

Burns, Bryan E., Mycenaean Greece, Mediterranean Commerce, and the Formation of Identity, Cambridge 2014.

Cameron, Averil, The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, 395–700 AD, London 2011.

Cifani, Gabriele and Stoddart, Simon (eds.), Landscape, Ethnicity and Identity in the Archaic Mediterranean Area, Oxford 2012.

Concannon, Cavan W. and Mazurek, Lindsey A. (eds.), Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean, London 2016.

Constantakopoulou, Christy, "Proud to Be an Islander: Island Identity in Multi-Polis Islands in the Classical and Hellenistic Aegean", Mediterranean Historical Review, 20, 1 (2005), pp. 1–34.

Demetriou, Denise, Negotiating Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean: The Archaic and Classical Greek Multiethnic Emporia, Cambridge 2012.

Gambash, Gil, Rome and Provincial Resistance, New York & London 2015.

Gates, Charles, Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome, London 2003.

Harris, William Vernon (ed.), The Ancient Mediterranean Environment between Science and History, Leiden & Boston 2013.

Hodos, Tamar, "Globalization and Colonization: A View from Iron Age Sicily", Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 23 (2010), pp. 81–106.

Hughes, J. Donald, Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans: Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean, Baltimore 2014. 

Keay, Simon (ed.), Rome, Portus and the Mediterranean, London 2012.

Killebrew, Ann E. and Lehmann, Gunnar (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology, Atlanta 2013.

Malkin, Irad (ed.), Mediterranean Paradigms and Classical Antiquity, London & New York 2005.

Malkin, Irad, Constantakopoulou, Christy and Panagopoulou, Katerina (eds.), Greek and Roman Networks in the Mediterranean, London 2009.

Malkin, Irad and Hohlfelder, Robert, Mediterranean Cities: Historical Perspectives, London, 1988.

Markoe, Glenn E., Peoples of the Past: Phoenicians, Berkeley 2000.

Miles, Richard, Carthage Must be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Mediterranean Civilization, London 2011.

Mizzi, Dennis, "From the Judaean Desert to the Great Sea: Qumran in a Mediterranean context", Dead Sea Discoveries, 24,3 (2017), pp. 378-406.

Morley, Neville, Trade in Classical Antiquity, Cambridge 2007.

Osborne, Robin and Cunliffe, Barry (eds.), Mediterranean Urbanization, 800-600 BC, Oxford 2005.

Prag, Jonathan R.W. and Quinn, Josephine Crawley (eds.), The Hellenistic West: Rethinking the Ancient Mediterranean, Cambridge 2014.

Rathbone, Dominic, "Merchant Networks in the Greek World: The Impact of Rome", Mediterranean Historical Review, 22, 2 (2007), pp. 309-320.

Rowan, Clare, "Coinage as Commodity and Bullion in the Western Mediterranean, ca. 550–100 BCE", Mediterranean Historical Review, 28, 2 (2013), pp. 105-127.

Rüpke, Jörg (ed.), The Individual in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean, Oxford 2013.

Temin, Peter, The Roman Market Economy, Princeton 2013.

Van Nuffelen, Peter (ed.), Faces of Hellenism: Studies in the History of the Eastern Mediterranean, 4th century B.C.-5th century A.D., Leuven 2009.

Middle Ages

Abulafia, David, Commerce and Conquest in the Mediterranean, 1100-1500, Aldershot and Brookfield 1993.

Allen, Rosamund (ed.), Eastward Bound: Travel and Travellers, 1050–1550, Manchester 2004.

Amirav, Hagit and Celia, Francesco (eds.), New Themes, New Styles in the Eastern Mediterranean: Christian, Jewish, and Islamic Encounters, 5th-8th Centuries, Leuven, Paris & Bristol 2017.

Arbel, Benjamin (ed.), Intercultural Contacts in the Medieval Mediterranean, London 1996.

Beihammer, Alexander, Parani, Maria and Schabel, Chris (eds.), Diplomatics in the Medieval Mediterranean 1000-1500, Leiden and Boston 2008.

Birk, Joshua C., Norman Kings of Sicily and the Rise of the Anti-Islamic Critique: Baptized Sultans, New York 2017.

Borchardt, Karl, Jaspert, Nikolas and Nicholson, Helen J. (eds.), The Hospitallers, the Mediterranean and Europe. Festschrift for Anthony Luttrell, Aldershot and Burlington, 2007.

Brentjes, Sonja and Renn, Jürgen (eds.), Globalization of Knowledge in the Post-Antique Mediterranean, 700-1500, London 2016.

Brett, Michael, The Rise of the Fatimids: The World of the Mediterranean and the Middle East in the Fourth Century of the Hijra, Tenth Century CE, Leiden & Boston 2001.

Bruce, Travis, "Commercial Conflict Resolution Across the Religious Divide in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean", Mediterranean Historical Review, 30, 1 (2015), pp. 19-38.

Busch, Silvia Orvietani, Medieval Mediterranean Ports: The Catalan and Tuscan Coasts, 1100-1235, Brill, 2001.

Chiat, Marilyn and Reyerson, Kathryn, The Medieval Mediterranean. Cross-Cultural Contacts, St. Cloud, 1988.

Christ, Georg, Trading Conflicts: Venetian Merchants and Mamluk Officials in Late Medieval Alexandria, Leiden 2012.

Chubb, Taryn E.L. and Kelley, Emily D., Mendicants and Merchants in the Medieval Mediterranean, Leiden, 2012.

Constable, Olivia Remie, Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World: Lodging, Trade and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Cambridge, 2003.

Davis-Secord, Sarah, "Muslims in Norman Sicily: The Evidence of Imam al-Mazari's Fatwas", Mediterranean Studies, 16 (2007), pp. 46-66.

Davis-Secord, Sarah,Where Three Worlds Met: Sicily in the Early Medieval Mediterranean, Ithaca: 2017.

Delattre, Alain, Legendre, Marie and Sijpesteijn, Petra M. (eds.), Authority and Control in the Countryside. From Antiquity to Islam in the Mediterranean and Near East (Sixth-Tenth Century), Leiden and Boston, 2019.

Dzino, Danijel and Parry, Ken (eds.), Byzantium, its Neighbors and its Cultures, Leiden 2017.

Ellenblum, Ronnie, The Collapse of the Eastern Mediterranean: Climate Change and the Decline of the East, 950-1072, Cambridge 2012.

Epstein, Stephen, Purity Lost: Transgressing Boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1000–1400, Baltimore 2007.

Fromherz, Allen James, The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age, Edinburgh 2016.

Garcin, Jean-Claude (ed.), Grandes villes Méditerranéennes du monde Musulman medieval, Rome, 2000.

Gertwagen, Ruthy and Jeffreys, Elizabeth (eds.), Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean. Studies in Honour of John Pryor, London and New York, 2012.

Gertwagen, Ruthy, "Venice’s Policy towards the Ionian and Aegean Islands, c. 1204–1423", International Journal of Maritime History, 26, 3 (2014), pp. 529-548.

Goldberg, Jessica, Trade and Institutions in the Medieval Mediterranean: the Geniza Merchants and their Business World, Cambridge 2012.

Harris, Jonathan, Holmes, Catherine and Russell, Eugenia (eds.), Byzantines, Latins, and Turks in the Eastern Mediterranean World After 1150, Oxford 2012.

Hocker, Frederick M. and McManamon, John M., "Mediaeval Shipbuilding in the Mediterranean and Written Culture at Venice", Mediterranean Historical Review, 21, 1 (2006), pp. 1-37.

Hurlock, Kathryn and Oldfield, Paul (eds.), Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World, Woodbridge, Suffolk 2016.

Jacoby, David, Commercial Exchange Across the Mediterranean: Byzantium, the Crusader Levant, Egypt, and Italy, Aldershot 2005.

Jansen, Philippe, Nef, Anneliese and Picard, Christophe, La Méditerranée entre pays d’Islam et monde latin (milieu Xe-milieu XIIIe siècle), Liège 2000.

Kagay, Donald J. and Villalon, L.J. Andrew (eds.), Crusaders, Condottieri, and Cannon: Medieval Warfare in Societies Around the Mediterranean, Leiden & Boston 2013.

König, Daniel G., Arabic-Islamic Views of the Latin West: Tracing the Emergence of Medieval Europe, Oxford 2015.

Laiou, Angeliki E. and Mottahedeh, Roy Parviz (eds.), The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World, Washington, D.C. 2001.

Liang, Yuen-Gen, Balbale, Abigail Krasner, Devereux, Andrew and Gómez-Rivas, Camilo (eds.), Spanning the Strait: Studies in Unity in the Western Mediterranean, special offprint of Medieval Encounters, vol. 19, n. 1/2, Leiden 2013.

Lantschner, Patrick, "Fragmented Cities in the Later Middle Ages: Italy and the Near East Compared", English Historical Review, 130, 544 (2015), pp. 546-582.

Lau, Maximilian C.G., "The Naval Reform of Emperor John II Komnenos: A Re-Evaluation", Mediterranean Historical Review, 31, 2 (2016), pp. 115-138.

Nef, Annliese, A Companion to Medieval Palermo: The History of a Mediterranean City from 600 to 1500, Leiden and Boston 2013.

Nef, Annliese, Coulon, Damien, Picard, Christophe, and Valerian, Dominique (eds.), Les territoires de la Méditerranée Vie-XVIe siècle, Rennes, 2013.

Oldfield, Paul, "The Iberian Imprint on Medieval Southern Italy", History, 93, 311 (2008), pp. 312-327.

O'Shea, Stephen, Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World, New York 2006.

Paul, Nicholas and Yeager, Suzanne (eds.), Remembering the Crusades: Myth, Image, and Identity, Baltimore 2012. 

Picard, Christophe, Sea of the Caliphs. The Mediterranean in the Medieval Islamic World, trans. Nicholas Elliott, Cambridge MA and London, 2018.

Rouighi, Ramzi, The Making of a Mediterranean Emirate: Ifriqiya and its Andalusis, 1200-1400, Philadelphia 2011.

Schryver, James G. (ed.), Studies in the Archaeology of the Medieval Mediterranean, Leiden 2010.

Shagrir, Iris, Ellenblum, Ronnie and Riley-Smith, Jonathan (eds.), In Laudem Hierosolymitani: Studies in Crusades and Medieval Culture in Honour of Benjamin Z. Kedar, Aldershot 2007.

Tsougarakis, Nickiphoros I. and Lock, Peter (eds.), A Companion to Latin Greece, Leiden & Boston 2014.

Watkins, John, and Reyerson, Kathryn L. (eds.), Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Era. Entrepôts, Islands and Empires, London and New York 2014.

Wickham, Chris, Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean 400–800, New York 2005.

Early Modern

Appuhn, Karl, A Forest on the Sea: Environmental Expertise in Renaissance Venice, Baltimore 2009.

Arbel, Benjamin, Cyprus, the Franks and Venice, 13th–16th Centuries, Burlington, VT 2000.

Arbel, Benjamin, Studies on Venetian Cyprus, Nicosia, 2017.

Arfaioli, Maurizio and Caroscio, Marta (eds.), The Grand Ducal Medici and the Levant: Material Culture, Diplomacy, and Imagery in the Early Modern Mediterranean, London 2016.

Ben-Zaken, Avner, Cross-Cultural Scientific Exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1560–1660, Baltimore 2010.

Christ, Georg, "A Newsletter in 1419? Antonio Morosini's Chronicle in the Light of Commercial Correspondence between Venice and Alexandria", Mediterranean Historical Review, 20, 1 (2005), pp. 35–66.

Colley, Linda, Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, 1600–1850, London 2002.

Contadini, Anna and Norton, Claire (eds.), The Renaissance and the Ottoman World, Farnham, Surrey & Burlington, VT 2013.

Cowan, Alexander (ed.), Mediterranean Urban Culture, 1400–1700, Exeter 2000.

Darling, Linda T., "Political Change and Political Discourse in the Early Modern Mediterranean World", Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 38, 4 (2008), pp. 505-531.

D'Auria, Matthew, "Protean Boundaries: Montesquieu's Europe and the Mediterranean World", French History, 29, 1 (2015), pp. 31-45.

Davis, Robert C., Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500–1800, Houndmills 2003.

Doumani, Beshara B., Family Life in the Ottoman Mediterranean: A Social History, Cambridge 2017.

Dursteler, Eric, Venetians in Constantinople: Nation, Identity, and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean, Baltimore 2006.

Foxhall, Lin, "Cultures, Landscapes, and Identities in the Mediterranean World", Mediterranean Historical Review, 18, 2 (2003), pp.75–92.

Fusaro, Maria, Heywood, Colin and Omri, Mohamed-Salah (eds.), Trade and Cultural Exchange in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Braudel's Maritime Legacy, London and New York, 2010.

Grech, Ivan, "Flow of Capital in the Mediterranean: Financial Connections between Genoa and Hospitaller Malta in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries", International Journal of Maritime History, 17, 2 (2005), pp. 193–210.

Greene, Molly, The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1453 to 1768: The Ottoman Empire, Edinburgh 2015.

Guilmartin Jr. John F., "The Earliest Shipboard Gunpowder Ordnance: An Analysis of Its Technical Parameters and Tactical Capabilities". Journal of Military History, 71, 3 (2007), pp. 649–669.

Heywood, Colin, The Ottoman World, the Mediterranean and North Africa, 1660-1760, Farnham, Surrey 2013.

Imber, Colin, The Ottoman Empire, 1300–1650: The Structure of Power, New York 2002.

Katsiardi-Hering, Olga, "City-Ports in the Eastern and Central Mediterranean from the Mid-Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century: Urban and Social Aspects", Mediterranean Historical Review, 26, 2 (2011), pp. 151–170.

Kolluoglu, Biray and Toksoz, Meltem (eds.), Cities of the Mediterranean: From the Ottomans to the Present Day, London 2010.

MacLean, Gerald, The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580–1720, Basingstoke 2004.

Maglaque, Erin, Venice's Intimate Empire: Family Life and Scholarship in the Renaissance Mediterranean, Ithaca 2018.

Malcolm, Noel, Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World, Oxford 2015.

Matar, Nabil, British Captives from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1563-1760, Leiden 2014. 

Rothman, E. Natalie., "Becoming Venetian: Conversion and Transformation in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean", Mediterranean Historical Review, 21, 1 (2006), pp. 39-75.

Rothman, E. Natalie., Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul, Ithaca 2012.

Rubiés, Joan-Pau, "Oriental Despotism and European Orientalism: Botero to Montesquieu", Journal of Early Modern History, 9, 1/2 (2005), pp. 109-180.

Ruiz, Teofilo F., Symcox, Geoffrey and Piterberg, Gabriel (eds.), Braudel Revisited: the Mediterranean World, 1600–1800, Toronto 2010.

Shalev, Zur, Sacred Words and Worlds: Geography, Religion, and Scholarship, 1550-1700, Leiden and Boston 2012.

Shalev, Zur and Burnett, Charles (eds.), Ptolemy's Geography in the Renaissance, London 2011.

Sperling, Gisela Jutta and Wray, Shona Kelly (eds.), Across the Religious Divide: Women, Property, and Law in the Wider Mediterranean (ca. 1300-1800), New York 2010.

Stacey, Peter, "Hispania and Royal Humanism in Alfonsine Naples", Mediterranean Historical Review, 26, 1 (2011), pp. 51-65.

Tabak, Faruk, The Waning of the Mediterranean, 1550–1870: A Geohistorical Approach, Baltimore 2008.

Wheat, David, "Mediterranean Slavery, New World Transformations: Galley Slaves in the Spanish Caribbean, 1578-1635", Slavery & Abolition, 31, 3 (2010), pp. 327-344.

Williams, Phillip, Empire and Holy War in the Mediterranean: The Galley and Maritime Conflict between the Habsburgs and Ottoman Empires, London 2014.

Varlik, Nükhet, Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347–1600, Cambridge 2015.

Cultural and Religious History

Akbari, Suzanne Conklin, Idols in the East: European Representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100–1450, Ithaca 2009.

Akbari, Suzanne Conklin and Mallette, Karla (eds.), A Sea of Languages: Rethinking the Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History, Toronto 2013.

Bachvarova, Mary R., Dutsch, Dorota and Suter, Ann (eds.), The Fall of Cities in the Mediterranean: Commemoration in Literature, Folk-Song, and Liturgy, Cambridge 2016.

Bulliet, Richard W, The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization, New York 2004.

Burkhardt, Stefan and Foerster, Thomas (eds.), Norman Tradition and Transcultural Heritage: Exchange of Cultures in the “Norman” Peripheries of Medieval Europe, Farnham, Surrey 2013.

Burnett, Charles, Ibn Baklarish's Book of Simples: Medical Remedies between Three Faiths in Twelfth-Century Spain, London & Oxford 2008.

Carro, Sergio Martin (ed.), Mediterráneos: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Cultures of the Mediterranean Sea, Cambridge 2013.

Catlos, Brian, Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, c. 1050–1614, New York 2014.

Cifani, Gabriele and Stoddart, Simon (eds.), Landscape, Ethnicity and Identity in the Archaic Mediterranean Area, Havertown 2012.

Classen, Albrecht (ed.), East Meets West in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times: Transcultural Experiences in the Premodern World, Boston 2013.

Cutler, Anthony, Byzantium, Italy and the North: Papers on Cultural Relations, London 2000.

Dursteler, Eric R., "Speaking in Tongues: Language and Communication in the Early Modern Mediterranean", Past & Present, 217, 1 (2012), pp.47–77.

Ellenblum, Ronnie, "Demography, Geography and the Accelerated Islamisation of the Eastern Mediterranean", in Ira Katznelson and Miri Rubin (eds.), Religious Conversion: History, Experience and Meaning, pp. 61–80, Burlington 2014.

Federici, Federico M. and Tessicini, Dario (eds.), Translators, Interpreters, and Cultural Negotiators: Mediating and Communicating Power from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era, New York 2014.

Fukasawa, Katsumi, Kaplan, Benjamin J. and Beaurepaire, Pierre-Yves (eds.), Religious Interactions in Europe and the Mediterranean World: Coexistence and Dialogue from the Twelfth to the Twentieth Centuries, Abingdon 2017.

Graf, Tobias P., The Sultan's Renegades: Christian-European Converts to Islam and the Making of the Ottoman Elite, 1575–1610, Oxford & New York 2017.

Greene, Molly, Shared World: Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern Mediterranean, Princeton 2000.

Gruber, Christiane J. and Shalem, Avinoam (eds.), The Image of the Prophet Between Ideal and Ideology: A Scholarly Investigation, Berlin 2014.

Husain, Adnan A. and Fleming, K.E., A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, 1200-1700, Oxford 2007.

Kafescioğlu, Çiğdem, Constantinopolis/Istanbul: Cultural Encounter, Imperial Vision, and the Construction of the Ottoman Empire, University Park, PA, 2009.

Karagoz, Claudia and Summerfield, Giovanna (eds.), Sicily and the Mediterranean: Migration, Exchange, Reinvention, New York 2015.

Langermann, Tzvi Y. and Morrison Robert G. (eds.), Texts in Transit in the Medieval Mediterranean, State College, Pennsylvania 2016.

Mazur, Peter, The New Christians of Spanish Naples 1528-1671: A Fragile Elite, New York 2013.

McKee, Sally, Uncommon Dominion: Venetian Crete and the Myth of Ethnic Purity, Philadelphia 2000.

Menocal, María Rosa, The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain, Boston 2002.

Metcalfe, Alex, Muslims and Christians in Norman Sicily: Arabic Speakers and the End of Islam, London & New York 2003.

___. Muslims of Medieval Italy, Edinburgh 2008.

Nichols, Stephen G., Küpper, Joachim, Kablitz Andreas (eds.), Spectral Sea: Mediterranean Palimpsests in European Culture, New York 2017.

Ostle, Robin (ed.), Sensibilities of the Islamic Mediterranean: Self-Expression in a Muslim Culture from Post-Classical Times to the Present Day, New York 2008. 

Peacock, A.C.S. and De Nicola, Bruno (eds.), Islam and Christianity in Medieval Anatolia, Farnham, Surrey 2015.

Szpiech, Ryan (ed.), Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean, New York 2015.

Watkins, John and Reyerson, Kathryn L. (eds.), Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Era: Entrepôts, Islands, Empires, Farnham, Surrey, 2014.

Zeldes, Nadia, "The Last Multi-Cultural Encounter in Medieval Sicily: A Dominican Scholar, an Arabic Inscription, and a Jewish Legend", Mediterranean Historical Review 21, 2 (2006), pp. 159–91.

Zemon Davis, Natalie, Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds, New York 2006. 

History of Art and Architecture

Anderson, Glaire D., Corisande, Fenwick and Rosser-Owen, Mariam S.A. (eds.), The Aghlabids and Their Neighbors: Art and Material Culture in Ninth-Century North Africa, Boston 2018.

Anderson, Glaire D., The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia: Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba, Burlington, VT 2013.

Arnold, Felix, Islamic Palace Architecture in the Western Mediterranean: A History, Oxford 2017.

Bacile, Rosa, Romanesque and the Mediterranean: Patterns of Exchange Across the Latin, Greek and Islamic Worlds c.1000–c.1250, London 2017.

Barnes, Aneilya and Salerno, Mariarosaria (eds.), Symbols and Models in the Mediterranean: Perceiving through Cultures, Cambridge 2017.

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, Cairo of the Mamluks: A History of the Architecture and Its Culture, New York 2007.

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, Practising Diplomacy in the Mamluk Sultanate: Gifts and Material Culture in the Medieval Islamic World, London 2014.

Bianca, Stefano (ed.), Medieval Citadels Between East and West, Turin 2007.

Blessing, Patricia and Goshgarian, Rachel (eds.), Architecture and Landscape in Medieval Anatolia, 1100–1500, Edinburgh 2017.

Bloom, Jonathan, Arts of the City Victorious: Islamic Art and Architecture in Fatimid North Africa and Egypt, New Haven 2007.

Carr, Annemarie Weyl, Cyprus and the Devotional Arts of Byzantium in the Era of the Crusades, Burlington, VT 2005.

Carrillo, Alicia, "Architectural Exchanges Between North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula: Muqarnas in Al-Andalus", The Journal of North African Studies, 19, 1 (2014), pp. 68–82.

Caskey, Jill, Art and Patronage in the Medieval Mediterranean: Merchant Culture in the Region of Amalfi, Cambridge 2004.

Dell’Acqua, Francesca, Cutler, Anthony, Kessler, Herbert L., Shalem, Avinoam and Wolf, Gerhard (eds.), The Salerno Ivories: Objects, Histories, Contexts, Berlin 2016.

Dodds, Jerrilynn D., Menocal, María Rosa and Balbale, Abigail Krasner (eds), The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, New Haven 2008.

Dolezalek, Isabelle, Arabic Script on Christian Kings: Textile Inscriptions Royal Garments from Norman Sicily, Berlin 2017.

Folda, Jaroslav, Crusader Art in the Holy Land: From the Third Crusade to the Fall of Acre, 1187–1291, Cambridge & New York 2005.

Frojmovic, Eva (ed.), Imagining the Self, Imagining the Other: Visual Representation and Jewish-Christian Dynamics in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, Leiden 2002.

Georgopoulou, Maria, Venice’s Mediterranean Colonies: Architecture and Urbanism, Cambridge 2001.

Gerstel, Sharon E. J., Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Byzantium: Art, Archaeology, and Ethnography, New York 2016.

Gerstel, Sharon E. J. (ed.), Viewing the Morea: Land and People in the Late Medieval Peloponnese, Washington, DC, 2013.

Granziera, Patrizia, "Neo-Palladian Architecture and its Political Association: Contribution of Venice to Eighteenth-Century British Art", Mediterranean Studies, 13 (2004), pp. 147-163.

Greenhalgh, Michael, Constantinople to Cordoba: Dismantling Ancient Architecture in the East, North Africa and Islamic Spain, Leiden & Boston 2012.

Greenhalgh, Michael, Marble Past, Monumental Present: Building with Antiquities in the Mediaeval Mediterranean, Leiden & Boston 2009.

Grossman, Heather E. and Walker, Alicia (eds.), Mechanisms of Exchange: Transmission in Medieval Art and Architecture of the Mediterranean, ca. 1000–1500, Leiden & Boston 2013.

Hilsdale, Cecily J., Byzantine Art and Diplomacy in an Age of Decline, Cambridge 2014.

Hoffman, Eva R. (ed.), Late Antique and Medieval Art of the Mediterranean World, Malden, MA 2007.

Hourihane, Colum (ed.), Artistic Interchange Between the Eastern and Western Worlds in the Medieval Period, Princeton, NJ 2007.

Howard, Deborah, Venice and the East: The Impact of the Islamic World on Venetian Architecture, 1100–1500, New Haven 2000.

Iafrate, Allegra, The Wandering Throne of Solomon: Objects and Tales of Kingship in the Medieval Mediterranean, Leiden 2015.

Lapina, Elizabeth, Morris, April Jeha, Throop, Susanna A. and Whatley, Laura J. (eds.), The Crusades and Visual Culture, Farnham, Surrey & Burlington, VT 2015.

Kahlaoui, Tarek, Creating the Mediterranean: Maps and the Islamic Imagination, Leiden 2017.

Kogman-Appel, Katrin, Jewish Book Art between Islam and Christianity: The Decoration of Hebrew Bibles in Medieval Spain, Leiden & Boston 2004.

Kühnel, Bianca, Noga-Banai, Galit and Vorholt, Hanna (eds.), Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, Turnhout, Belgium 2014.

Knipp, David (ed.), Siculo-Arabic Ivories and Islamic Painting 1100–1300: Proceedings of the International Conference, Berlin, 6–8 July 2007, Munich 2011.

Mack, Rosamond E., Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300–1600, Berkeley 2002.

Martin, S. Rebecca, The Art of Contact: Comparative Approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art, Philadelphia 2017.

Metcalfe, Alex and Rosser-Owen, Mariam S.A. (eds.), Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean, Special Issue of Al-Masaq vol. 25 (2013).

Necipoğlu, Gülru, The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire, Princeton 2005.

Neer, Richard T., Art & Archaeology of the Greek World: A New History, c. 2500–c. 150 BCE, London 2012.

Nourissier, Gilles (ed.), Traditional Mediterranean Architecture, Avignon 2002.

Ousterhout, Robert G., Visualizing Community: Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia, Washington, DC 2017.

Ousterhout, Robert and Ruggles, D. Fairchild (eds.), “Encounters with Islam: The Medieval Mediterranean Experience,” Thematic Issue of Gesta 42, 2 (2004).

Öztürkmen, Arzu and Evelyn Vitz, Birge (eds.), Medieval and Early Modern Performance in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turnhout 2014.

Payne, Alina (ed.), Dalmatia and the Mediterranean: Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence, Leiden 2014.

Redford, Scott, Landscape and the State in Medieval Anatolia: Seljuk Gardens and Pavilions of Alanya, Turkey, with a chapter by Timothy Beach and Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Oxford 2000.

Redford, Scott and Ergin, Nina (eds.), Cities and Citadels in Turkey: From the Iron Age to the Seljuks, Leuven 2013.

Robinson, Cynthia, Medieval Andalusian Courtly Culture in the Mediterranean: Ḥadīth Bayāḍ wa-Riyāḍ, London & New York 2005.

Robinson, Cynthia, Imagining the Passion in a Multiconfessional Castile: The Virgin, Christ, Devotions, and Images in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries, University Park, PA, 2013.

Rosser-Owen, Mariam S.A., “Mediterraneanism: How to Incorporate Islamic Art into an Emerging Field,” Journal of Art Historiography 6 (2012), pp. 1–33.

Ruggles, D. Fairchild, Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain, University Park, PA, 2000.

Ruggles, D. Fairchild, Islamic Gardens and Landscapes, Philadelphia 2008.

Safran, Linda, The Medieval Salento: Art and Identity in Southern Italy, Philadelphia 2014.

Schulz, Juergen, The New Palaces of Medieval Venice, University Park, PA, 2004.

Shalem, Avinoam, The Oliphant: Islamic Objects in Historical Context, Leiden & Boston 2004.

Stern, Edna J., "Pottery and Identity in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem: A Case Study of Acre and Western Galilee", in Joanita Vroom (ed.), Medieval and Post-Medieval Ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean, pp. 287-316, Turnhout, 2014.

Suter, Claudia E. and Uehlinger, Christoph (eds.), Crafts and Images in Contact: Studies on Eastern Mediterranean Art of the First Millennium BCE, Gottingen 2002.

Wescoat, Bonna D. and Ousterhout, Robert G. (eds.), Architecture of the Sacred: Space, Ritual, and Experience from Classical Greece to Byzantium, Cambridge 2012.

Movement and Spaces

Atauz, Ayse Devrim, Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean, Gainesville, Florida 2008.

Çaykent, Özlem and Zavagno, Luca, The Islands of the Eastern Mediterranean: A History of Cross-Cultural Encounters, London 2014.

Constable, Olivia Remie, Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean World Lodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Cambridge 2003.

De Romanis, Federico and Maiuro, Marco (eds.), Across the Ocean: Nine Essays on Indo-Mediterranean Trade, Leiden 2015.

Dietz, Maribel, Wandering Monks, Virgins, and Pilgrims: Ascetic Travel in the Mediterranean World, A.D. 300-800, University Park, Penn. 2005. 

Fynn-Paul, Jeffrey, "Empire, Monotheism and Slavery in the Greater Mediterranean Region from Antiquity to the Early Modern Era", Past & Present, 205, 1 (2009), pp. 3-40.

Hayden, Judy A. and Matar, Nabil I. (eds). Through the Eyes of the Beholder: The Holy Land, 1517-1713, Leiden and Boston 2013.

Jacobs, Martin, "'A Day's Journey': Spatial Perceptions and Geographic Imagination in Benjamin of Tudela's 'Book of Travels'"', Jewish Quarterly Review, 109,2 (2019), pp. 203-232.

Jacoby, David, Medieval Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond, London 2018.

Jacoby, David, Travellers, Merchants and Settlers in the Eastern Mediterranean, 11th-14th Centuries, Farnham, Surrey 2014.

Malkin, Irad and Hohlfelder, Robert L., Mediterranean Cities: Historical Perspectives, New York 1988.

Mayraz, Eitay, "Place and Space in the Mediterranean: The (Mental) Map of a Pilgrim in the Holy Land", Mediterranean Historical Review, 19, 2 (2004), pp. 25-33.

McManamon, John, "Maltese Seafaring in Mediaeval and Post-Mediaeval Times", Mediterranean Historical Review, 18, 1 (2003), pp. 32-58.

Miller, Peter N., Peiresc's Mediterranean World, Cambridge 2015.

Nicolet, Claude, Ilbert, Robert and Depaule, Jean-Charles, Mégapoles méditerranéennes, Paris 2000.

Ritsema van Eck, Marianne P., "Encounters with the Levant: The Late Medieval Illustrated Jerusalem Travelogue by Paul Walter von Guglingen", Mediterranean Historical Review, 32, 2 (2017), pp.153-188.

Stein, Dina, "Diaspora and Nostalgia: Travelling Jewish Tales in the Mediterranean", Mediterranean Historical Review, 34,1 (2019), pp. 49-69.

Jewish History

Ackerman-Lieberman, Phillip Isaac, The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt, Stanford 2014.

Barlett, John R. (ed.), Jews in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities, London 2002. 

Ben-Shalom, Ram, "The Messianic Journey of Jonathan ha-Kohen of Lunel to the Land of Israel Re-examined", Mediterranean Historical Review, 33,1 (2018), pp. 1-25.

Bonfil, Robert, Cultural Change Among the Jews of Early Modern Italy, Leiden and Boston 2010.

Bonfil, Robert, Talgam, Rina, Stroumsa, Guy G. and Irshai, Oded, Jews In Byzantium: Dialectics of Minority and Majority Cultures, Leiden 2011.

Bregoli, Francesca, degli Uberti, Carlotta Ferrara, Schwarz, Guri (eds.), Italian Jewish Networks from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century: Bridging Europe and the Mediterranean, Cham, Switzerland 2018.

Bregoli Francesca, Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform, Stanford 2014.

Bregoli, Francesca, "'Your father's interests': The Business of Kinship in a Trans-Mediterranean Jewish Merchant Family, 1776-1790, Jewish Quarterly Review, 108,2 (2018), pp. 194-224.

Cesarani, David (ed.), Port Jews: Jewish Communities in Cosmopolitan Maritime Trading Centuries, 1550-1950, London 2002.

Decter, Jonathan, Dominion Built of Praise: Panegyric and Legitimacy among Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean, Philadelphia 2018.

Dubin, Lois, "Port Jews Revisited: Commerce and Culture in the Age of European Expansion", in: Karp, Jonathan and Sutcliffe, Adam (eds.), The Cambridge History of Judaism, Vol VII, Cambridge 2018, pp. 550-575.

Goodman, Martin, Jews in a Graeco-Roman World, Oxford 2004.

Holo, Joshua, Byzantine Jewry in the Mediterranean Economy, Cambridge 2009.

Horowitz, Elliott and Orfali, Moises (eds.), The Mediterranean and the Jews: Society, Culture and Economy in Early Modern Times, Ramat Gan 2002.

Horowitz, Elliott, "Scholars of the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean of scholars", Jewish Quarterly Review, 102,4 (2012), pp. 477-490.

Israel, Jonathan I., Diasporas Within a Diaspora: Jews, Crypto-Jews, and the World of Maritime Empires 1540-1740, Leiden 2002.

Joseph R. Hacker and Adam Shear (eds.), The Hebrew Book in Early Modern Italy, Philadelphia 2011.

Kaplan, Yosef, An Alternative Path to Modernity: The Sephardi Diaspora in Western Europe, Boston 2000.

Kashtan, Nadav (ed.), Seafaring and the Jews, London 2001.

Killebrew, Ann E., Biblical Peoples and Ethnicity: An Archaeological Study of Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, and Early Israel, 1300-1100 B.C.E., Atlanta 2005.

Lehmann, Matthias B., Emissaries from the Holy Land: The Sephardic Diaspora and the Practice of Pan-Judaism in the Eighteenth Century, Stanford 2014.

Lev, Efraim and Amar, Zohar, Practical Materia Medica of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean According to the Cairo Genizah, Leiden and Boston 2008.

Micccoli, Dario, Simoni, Marcella and Foscarini, Giorgia (eds.), Homelands and Diasporas: Perspectives on Jewish Culture in the Mediterranean and Beyond, Newcastle 2018.

Popović, Mladen, Schoonover, Myles and Vandenberghe Marijn (eds.), Jewish Cultural Encounters in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern World, Leiden and Boston 2017. 

Pugliese, Stanislao G. (ed.), The Most Ancient of Minorities: The Jews of Italy, Westport, Connecticut 2002

Ray, Jonathan, "Christian (Re)Encounters with Jews in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean", Jewish History, 30, 3/4 (2016), pp. 183-206.

Ray, Jonathan. After Expulsion: 1492 and the Making of Sephardic Jewry, New York 2013.

Rothman, E. Natalie, "Becoming Venetian: Conversion and Transformation in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean", Mediterranean Historical Review, 21, 1 (2006), pp. 39-75.

Schreier, Joshua. The Merchants of Oran: A Jewish Port at the Dawn of Empire, Stanford 2017.

Schwartz, Seth, Were the Jews a Mediterranean Society? Reciprocity and Solidarity in Ancient Judaism, Princeton 2009.

Simonsohn, Shlomo, Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Jews in Sicily, Leiden 2011.

Stroumsa, Sarah, Maimonides in his World: Portrait of a Mediterranean Thinker, Princeton 2009.

Trivellato Francesca, The Familiarity of Strangers: The Sepharadic Diaspora, Livorno and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period, New Haven 2009.

Wilson, S. G., Harland, Philip A. and Crook, Zeba A., Identity and Interaction in the Ancient Mediterranean: Jews, Christians and Others, Sheffleld 2007.

Zeldes, Nadia, The Former Jews of This Kingdom: Sicilian Converts after the Expulsion, 1492-1516, Leiden, 2003.


Ağir, Seven, "Empires Looking Seawards the Benefits and Costs of Foreign Seaborne Trade", Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 16, 1/2 (2006), pp. 1-18.

Algazi, Gadi, "Diversity Rules: Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell's The Corrupting Sea", Mediterranean Historical Review 20, 2 (2005), pp. 227-245. 

Bromberger, Christian, "Towards an Anthropology of the Mediterranean", History & Anthropology, 17, 2 (2006), pp. 91-107.

Gekas, Athanasios, "Class and Cosmopolitanism: The Historiographical Fortunes of Merchants in Eastern Mediterranean Ports", Mediterranean Historical Review, 24, 2 (2009), pp .95-114.

Hathaway, Jane, "Rewriting Eighteenth-Century Ottoman History", Mediterranean Historical Review, 19, 1 (2004), pp. 29-53.

Herzfeld, Michael, "Practical Mediterraneanism: Excuses for Everything, From Epistemology to Eating", in William V. Harris (ed.), Rethinking the Mediterranean, pp. 45-63, New York 2005.

Horden, Peregrine and Purcell, Nicholas, "The Mediterranean and 'the New Thalassology'", American Historical Review, 111, 3 (2006), pp. 722-740.

Pagratis, Gerassimos D., "Greek Commercial Shipping from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century Literature Review and Research Perspectives", Journal of Mediterranean Studies. 12, 2 (2002), pp. 411-433.

Peirce, Leslie, "Changing Perceptions of the Ottoman Empire: The Early Centuries", Mediterranean Historical Review, 19, 1 (2004), pp. 6-28.

Perta, Giuseppe, "The Mediterranean of Mobility, Contemporary Historiography on the Jerusalem Pilgrimage before the Crusades", Storia della Storiografia, 64 (2013), pp. 105-130.


Ancient Maps of Jerusalem -- JNUL - The database contains ancient maps of Jerusalem and basic information on the preparation of maps and the history of cartography in Jerusalem.

Annee Philologique -- EBSCO - Bibliographic database of critical and analytic literature dealing with the classical period in Greece and Rome.

Brill’s New Jacoby - The collection includes texts by Greek historians translated into English, Information about the historians, Interpretations and bibliographies.

Byzantinische Bibliographie Online - Cumulative bibliography of essays and monographs cited in Byzantinische Zeitschrift and its supplement. Covers the history of Byzantium.

Classical Art Research Centre and the Beazley Archive - The world's largest collection of photographs of ancient figure-decorated pottery, as well as many thousands of other photographs, historic notes, drawings, and gem-impressions.

Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker - Critical editions of 856 Greek historians whose work is preserved incompletely.

Friedberg Genizah Project - requires personal subscription – The project aspires to computerize the entire world of Cairo Geniza manuscripts - photographs, identifications, catalogs, copies, combinations and bibliographical references. The website presents the work results of the project while updating their availability.

Hakki Tarik US collection - A digital archive of Ottoman periodicals, included in the collection at the Beyazıt State Library in Istanbul.

Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen - Electronic Complete index of previously published Greek papyrus documents in Egypt.

Index Islamicus - EBSCO - A database of interdisciplinary studies on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, from periodicals, Jubilee books, and other collections in European languages.

Iter Italicum - A database of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries.

Leuven Database of Ancient Books - LDAB -- TRISMEGISTOS - Collection of basic information on ancient literary texts in Greek, Latin, Coptic, Syriac, Demotic and Arabic.

New Database on the Historiography of Early Modern Ottoman Europe (HOE)   – An open access project that aims at identifying, recording and detailing the main published and unpublished historical sources and archival materials relevant to the various forms of history writing of Early Modern Ottoman Europe.

Online Egyptological Bibliography - The largest available collection of references in Egyptological literature. Coverage is from 1822 to the present.

Online Resource: The Athens Social Atlas (New Chapter on Street Art available) - A dynamic and constantly growing collection of texts and visual material on the social geography of Athens.

Perseus Digital Library - An interdisciplinary portal of papyrological and epigraphical resources dealing with Egypt and the Nile valley between roughly 800 BC and AD 800.

Revised Regesta Regni Hierosolymitani - A calendar of all the charters, other legal or formal documents and letters that were composed between 1098 and 1291 in the Latin kingdoms of Jerusalem, Cyprus and Cilician Armenia, the principality of Antioch and the counties of Edessa and Tripoli, or were addressed to individuals in those settlements. It is based on Reinhold Röhricht’s Regesta regni Hierosolymitani 2 vols (Innsbruck, 1893-1904).

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae - An electronic data bank of ancient Greek literature from Homer (8th century B.C.) to 600 A.D. with historiographical, lexicographical and scholiastic texts from the period between 600 and 1453 A.D.

Zenon DAI - A database published by the German Institute of Archeology in Rome and contains a collection dedicated to classical studies. The collection covers topic such as: Classical archeology, Egyptian archeology, archeology of the Near East, the history of Byzantine art, epigraphy, numismatics, classical history and antiquities.