As an archipelago in the center of the Mediterranean the sea has shaped many aspects of Malta’s culture, traditions, economy and demography. The collection of essays contained in this volume reflect the diverse histories and threads that have come together through time to make Malta the island nation that it is today. Divided into two main sections – the first deals with historic narratives ranging from antiquity to modern period whereas the second part covers various facets of Malta’s maritime heritage.
With revealing text and numerous illustrations this edited volume can certainly be considered as the standard work on Malta’s maritime history and heritage. It is as valuable for students as it is for those who have a passion for the sea and all things maritime.
Timmy Gambin is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Malta.