Personal Details: Bekker-Nielsen, Tønnes
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Tønnes Bekker-Nielsen, PhD and Dr. phil., is associate professor of history at the University of Southern Denmark. From 1985 to 2000, he was CEO of Aarhus University Press. He served as president of the International Association of Scholarly Publishers for five years and has been a visiting professor at the University of Bergen, the Free University of Berlin, the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and the École Normale Supérieure.
His books include The Geography of Power (Oxford 1988), The Roads of Ancient Cyprus (Copenhagen 2003) and The Inland Seas: Towards an Ecohistory of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (edited with Ruthy Gertwagen, Stuttgart 2017).
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