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Mediterranean Identities

Environment, Society, Culture

Edited by Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš

University of Zagreb, Croatia

What is the Mediterranean? The perception of the Mediterranean leans equally on the nature, culture, history, lifestyle, and landscape. To approach the question of identity, it seems that we have to give importance to all of these. There is no Mediterranean identity, but Mediterranean identities. Mediterranean is not about the homogeneity and uniformity, but about the unity that comes from diversities, contacts, and interconnections. The book tends to embrace the environment, society, and culture of the Mediterranean in their multiple and unique interconnections over the millennia, contributing to the better understanding of the essential human-environmental interrelations. The choice of 17 chapters of the book, written by a number of prominent scholars, clearly shows the necessity of the interdisciplinary approach to the Mediterranean identity issues. The book stresses the most serious concerns of the Mediterranean today - threats to biodiversity, risks, and hazards - mostly the increasing wildfires and finally depletion of traditional Mediterranean practices and landscapes, as constituent parts of the Mediterranean heritage.

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Mediterranean IdentitiesEnvironment, Society, CultureEdited by Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš

Published: November 8th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66587

ISBN: 978-953-51-3586-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3585-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4612-4

Copyright year: 2017

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25651 Total Chapter Downloads

39 Crossref Citations

35 Web of Science Citations

85 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Mediterranean: The Asian and African Roots of the Cradle of Civilization

By Helena Trindade Lopes and Isabel Almeida


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2. A Living Force of Continuity in a Declining Mediterranean: The Hospitaller Order of St John in Early Modern Times

By Victor Mallia‐Milanes


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3. Nutrient Cycling in the Mediterranean Sea: The Key to Understanding How the Unique Marine Ecosystem Functions and Responds to Anthropogenic Pressures

By Helen R. Powley, Philippe Van Cappellen and Michael D. Krom


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4. How Landscapes Make Science: Italian National Narrative, The Great Mediterranean, and Giuseppe Sergi’s Biological Myth

By Fedra A. Pizzato


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5. The Marine Biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea in a Changing Climate: The Impact of Biological Invasions

By Anna M. Mannino, Paolo Balistreri and Alan Deidun


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6. Biodiversity in Central Mediterranean Sea

By Nunziacarla Spanò and Emilio De Domenico


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7. Deep-Sea Biodiversity in the Aegean Sea

By Onur Gönülal and Cem Dalyan


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8. Exotic Plant Species in the Mediterranean Biome: A Reflection of Cultural and Historical Relationships

By Irene Martín‐Forés


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9. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Mediterranean Basin

By Kerim Çiçek and Oğzukan Cumhuriyet


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10. Vulnerability of Soil and Water in Mediterranean Agro-Forestry Systems

By António Canatário Duarte


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11. Resilience of Mediterranean Forests to Climate Change

By Sferlazza Sebastiano, Maetzke Federico Guglielmo, Miozzo Marcello and La Mela Veca Donato Salvatore


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12. Drought-Forest Fire Relationships

By Tuğrul Varol, Mertol Ertuğrul and Halil Barış Özel


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13. The Fire in the Mediterranean Region: A Case Study of Forest Fires in Portugal

By Ana Cristina Gonçalves and Adélia M.O. Sousa


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14. A Common Approach to Foster Prevention and Recovery of Forest Fires in Mediterranean Europe

By Sandra Oliveira, Giovanni Laneve, Lorenzo Fusilli, Georgios Eftychidis, Adélia Nunes, Luciano Lourenço and Ana Sebastián- López


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15. Climate and Urban Morphology in the City of Barcelona: The Role of Vegetation

By Gilkauris Rojas-Cortorreal, Francesc Navés Viñas, Julio Peña, Jaime Roset and Carlos López-Ordóñez


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16. Wheat: A Crop in the Bottom of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid

By Conxita Royo, Jose Miguel Soriano and Fanny Alvaro


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17. Mediterranean Diet beyond the Mediterranean Basin: Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment

By Guadalupe Echeverría, Catalina Dussaillant, Emma McGee, Inés Urquiaga, Nicolás Velasco and Attilio Rigotti


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