Olive Route Collection
Shaping The Mediterranean

Olive Route Collection - Shaping The Mediterranean
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In The Olive Kingdom: Andalusia
With close to 300 million trees, Spain's Southern province of Andalusia is the world's uncontested Olive Kingdom. It is here that more olive oil is produced than anywhere else in…
Olive Oil: The Mafia & The New Sicily
The olive tree is at the heart of Sicily's identity, which for centuries has been the king of the island's agriculture. At the start to the 20th century, the Sicilians…
The Duel Of The Giants: Italy & Spain
Beyond the romantic images of olive groves, the Olive Route cannot ignore the commercial war between Italy and Spain, the duel for the leadership of the global market, estimated at…
The Olive Tree In The Holy Land: Jews, Christians & Muslims
The olive tree is referred to as a sacred tree in each of the holy texts: the Torah, the Bible and the Koran. Only in Jerusalem and its surrounding area…
With Olive Groves In The Aegean: Greeks & Turks
In 1923 when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk rebuilt modern Turkey on the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, the Treaty of Lausanne ordered that all Muslims of Turkish decent who were living…

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In The Olive Kingdom: Andalusia
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With Olive Groves In The Aegean: Greeks & Turks
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Olive Oil: The Mafia & The New Sicily
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1455—Gutenberg’s Print Revolution
Trace how Johannes Gutenberg's introduction of a press with movable type sparked a print revolution, becoming a key factor in the Protestant Reformation, the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, and the standardization of vernacular languages.
1676—Van Leeuwenhoek’s Microscope
Trace how Anton van Leeuwenhoek's striking discovery fit into the larger Scientific Revolution and shifted intellectual authority from classic texts to that which is observable and measurable.
1751—Diderot’s Enlightenment Encyclopedia
The Encyclopedie was the most ambitious reference work and publishing project of its time. Discover how the editors made knowledge accessible to a mass audience and championed the Enlightenment's progressive, secular message, despite fierce opposition from the Catholic Church.
1859—Darwin and the Origin of Species
Discover how a simple observation inspired Darwin's theories of evolution and natural selection, and why his Origin of Species was eagerly accepted by much of Victorian society. Then, look at how the Nazis and others distorted Darwin's ideas.
1896—The Invention of Motion Pictures
Motion pictures revolutionized people's view of the world. Survey early movie culture, along with the contributions of Thomas Edison, Georges Melies, and others, then see how the medium became "weaponized" by Bolsheviks in Russia and Nazis in Germany.