Book Review – The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World by Lincoln Paine

Single volume histories of the world are always a toss up in regards to coverage due to the vastness of human history. In the introduction of “The Sea and Civilization,” Lincoln Paine writes that he is attempting to address the realm of maritime history that has been neglected in modern history works such as Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs, and Steel” or J.M. Roberts’ “History of the World.” Admittedly, this must be a very difficult task owing to the fact that much of the archaeological evidence is at the bottom of the sea and that humans, by our very nature, are … Continue reading Book Review – The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World by Lincoln Paine