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Abulafia wins Wolfson History Prize for ‘The Boundless Sea’

In the UK, David Abulafia’s The Boundless Sea (Allen Lane)—a history of humankind told through its relationship with the world’s oceans—has won the £40,000 (A$72,670) Wolfson History Prize.

Judging panel chair David Cannadine said: ‘The Boundless Sea tackles a world-encompassing subject: humanity’s constantly changing relationship with the seas that cover most of our planet and on which our very lives depend. This is a book of deep scholarship, brilliantly written and we extend our warmest congratulations to David Abulafia.’

Abulafia’s book was chosen from a shortlist of six titles. The annual award is run by independent charity the Wolfson Foundation, which awards grants in the fields of science, health, education and arts & humanities. Last year’s prize was won by Mary Fulbrook for Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice (Oxford University Press).


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