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Professor David Abulafia

David Abulafia is Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge, where he is also Papathomas Professorial Fellow of Gonville and Caius College.  He has written extensively about the history of Sicily and Spain, particularly during the Middle Ages. David’s books include The Discovery of Mankind, which looks at the Atlantic in the age of Columbus, and the best selling The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean (published by Penguin Books). David Abulafia is a Fellow of the British Academy, which awarded him a British Academy Medal for The Great Sea in 2013, and is also a Commendatore of the Italian Order of the Star. He is now writing a history of the oceans for Penguin Books.