A Cruise of Spain and Portugal
Cruise the ancient trade routes from Lisbon to Barcelona aboard the small ship Tere Moana, traveling to the lesser-traveled ports of Portugal’s Algarve region, beautiful Seville, enchanting Balearic Islands, and more.
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Thomas F. Glick is Emeritus Professor of History at Boston University. His particularly interest is the social and cultural interaction of Christians, Muslims, and Jews in medieval Iberia.
Thomas F. Glick is author of Islamic and Christian Spain in the Early Middle Ages (2nd ed., 2005); From Muslim Fortress to Christian Castle: Social and Cultural Change in Medieval Spain (1995); Irrigation and Hydraulic Technology: Medieval Spain and its Legacy (1996); Einstein in Spain (1988); and co-author of Negotiating Darwin: The Vatican Confronts Evolution, 1877-1902 (2006). He is editor or co-editor of The Comparative Reception of Darwinism (2nd ed., 1988); The Comparative Reception of Relativity (1987); The Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe (2008); and Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine: An Encyclopedia (2005).
Professor Glick was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Valencia in 2010; has held Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanites, National Science Foundation, and Fulbright fellowships; and is a fellow of the Reial Academia de Bones Lltetres de Barcelona and the Linnean Society of London.
Albert Leonard, Jr. (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, is an archaeologist who specializes in the social impact of interregional trade among the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world. For more than four decades, he has directed excavations at a number of sites in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Egypt, Cyprus, Israel, and Jordan. Throughout his career, Al has been active in educational outreach and, in 2006, the Archaeological Institute of America awarded him its Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award by which it “acknowledged and applauded the invaluable service that (he) has given to the archaeological community as an educator.”
As his alter ego, the Time-traveling Gourmet©, Al combines his command of archaeological, historical, and literary material with culinary skills acquired at Le Cordon Bleu as well as the Culinary Institute of America (partially supported by a Robert A. Parker Wine Advocate Scholarship) in order to reconstruct (in the classroom or the kitchen) dishes described by such ancient authors as Archestratus of Syracuse, a 4th century B.C. Sicilian cook who has often been called the “Father of Gastronomy.”
Al presently divides his time between Tucson and California’s Russian River Valley where he is a member of The Society of Wine Educators and the Northern Sonoma County convivium of Slow Foods International.