For many years Silk Road Research has funded scientific research in the Danube Delta. Field work was carried out in both the Romania and the Ukrainian side of the border. This book presents the findings of this work. The Danube Delta is one of the largest and most valuable wetlands in Europe. Throughout history it has been a contested area and subject to conflicting claims and policies from the Ottoman Empire, Russia, Romania, the Soviet Union, and Ukraine. In this volume Constantin Iordachi and Kirstof Van Assche take an interdisciplinary look at the history, policy, and culture of the development and politics of the Danube Delta.