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The Resource 1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed, Eric H. Cline

1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed, Eric H. Cline

Label
1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed
Title
1177 B.C.
Title remainder
the year civilization collapsed
Statement of responsibility
Eric H. Cline
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen?In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries. A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age--and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
930.1/56
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN778.25
LC item number
.C55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Turning points in ancient history
Label
1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed, Eric H. Cline
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-228) and index
Contents
The collapse of civilizations : 1177 BC -- Of arms and the man : the fifteenth century BC -- An (Aegean) affair to remember : the fourteenth century BC -- Fighting for gods and country : the thirteenth century BC -- The end of an era : the twelfth century BC -- A "perfect storm" of calamities -- The aftermath
Control code
sky258277072
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691140896
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032059
Other physical details
Illustrations, maps
System control number
a1993495
Label
1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed, Eric H. Cline
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-228) and index
Contents
The collapse of civilizations : 1177 BC -- Of arms and the man : the fifteenth century BC -- An (Aegean) affair to remember : the fourteenth century BC -- Fighting for gods and country : the thirteenth century BC -- The end of an era : the twelfth century BC -- A "perfect storm" of calamities -- The aftermath
Control code
sky258277072
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 237 pages
Isbn
9780691140896
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032059
Other physical details
Illustrations, maps
System control number
a1993495

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