THE ANCIENT AMBER ROUTES. TRAVELS FROM RIGA TO BYZANTIUM . P.400

 
9789984333588: THE ANCIENT AMBER ROUTES. TRAVELS FROM RIGA TO BYZANTIUM . P.400

Dr Mara Kalnins is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College and formerly University of Cambridge Reader in Modern English Literature.Latvian by origin, her latest book - 'The Ancient Amber Routes: Travels from Rīga to Byzantium' - explores the links between the Baltic and the cultures of the Mediterranean and Black Seas. ".. when the ancestors of the Latvians and Lithuanians reached the shores of the northern sea around 2500 BC, they found the source of a substance which was already a powerful symbol in their art and religion - the sun-stone, amber. In time the entire coastline stretching from the Jutland peninsula to the Gulf of Rīga became known as 'Amberland' and amber from these shores was carried to the great trading centres and cities of the ancient world. But long before recorded history long-distance trade routes had existed, for all peoples desired this magical stone, and archaeological evidence points to routes linking the Baltic and the Mediterranean as far back as Neolithic times and perhaps even earlier." Mara Kalnins Here you can see video from book presentation: http://youtu.be/gVGWECPHits

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Book Description Peter Gailis, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket - As Issued. First Edition. First Edition/First Printing. No inscriptions. Signed by the author to the title page. Description: Dr Mara Kalnins is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College and formerly University of Cambridge Reader in Modern English Literature.Latvian by origin, her latest book - 'The Ancient Amber Routes: Travels from Riga to Byzantium' - explores the links between the Baltic and the cultures of the Mediterranean and Black Seas. ". when the ancestors of the Latvians and Lithuanians reached the shores of the northern sea around 2500 BC, they found the source of a substance which was already a powerful symbol in their art and religion - the sun-stone, amber. In time the entire coastline stretching from the Jutland peninsula to the Gulf of Riga became known as 'Amberland' and amber from these shores was carried to the great trading centres and cities of the ancient world. But long before recorded history long-distance trade routes had existed, for all peoples desired this magical stone, and archaeological evidence points to routes linking the Baltic and the Mediterranean as far back as Neolithic times and perhaps even earlier.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 0008016

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