The volume containing the conclusions made by Luigi Maria Ugolini during his survey of the archaeological finds in Malta, is the first volume to be published in the Ugolini series. This volume was intitially published in 1934. However this new edition of Malta. Origine della civiltà mediterranea is being published together with an English translation and is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that allows the reader to place Ugolini’s work in the context of the tormented political scenario of the time. Edited by Andrea Pessina and Nicholas C. Vella, translated by Louis J. Scerri.