The Resource 1177 B.C. : The Year Civilization Collapsed, Eric H. Cline

1177 B.C. : The Year Civilization Collapsed, Eric H. Cline

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1177 B.C. : The Year Civilization Collapsed
Title
1177 B.C.
Title remainder
The Year Civilization Collapsed
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Eric H. Cline
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  • eng
  • 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
Biographical or historical data
Eric H. Cline is professor of classics and anthropology and director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at George Washington University. An active archaeologist, he has excavated and surveyed in Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. His many books include From Eden to Exile: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Bible and The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction.
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IN-ChSCO
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Cline, Eric H
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other
LC call number
GN778.25
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De Gruyter
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  • Bronze age
  • Alte Geschichte, Archäologie
  • Ancient History
  • Bronze age
  • Bronzezeit
  • Civilization
  • Classical Studies
  • Hochkultur
  • Sea Peoples
  • Zusammenbruch
  • History
  • History
  • Social Science
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specialized
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1177 B.C. : The Year Civilization Collapsed, Eric H. Cline
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
  • Chapter Two. Act II. An (Aegean) Affair to Remember: The Fourteenth Century BC
  • Chapter Three. Act III. Fighting for Gods and Country: The Thirteenth Century BC
  • Chapter Four. Act IV. The End of an Era: The Twelfth Century BC
  • Chapter Five. A "Perfect Storm" of Calamities?
  • Epilogue The Aftermath
  • Dramatis Personae
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Series Editor’s Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue. The Collapse of Civilizations: 1177 BC
  • Chapter One. Act I. Of Arms and the Man: The Fifteenth Century BC
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unknown
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Course Book.
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1 online resource(264 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781400849987
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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10.1515/9781400849987
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)459804
  • (OCoLC)984643906
  • (DE-B1597)9781400849987
Label
1177 B.C. : The Year Civilization Collapsed, Eric H. Cline
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Two. Act II. An (Aegean) Affair to Remember: The Fourteenth Century BC
  • Chapter Three. Act III. Fighting for Gods and Country: The Thirteenth Century BC
  • Chapter Four. Act IV. The End of an Era: The Twelfth Century BC
  • Chapter Five. A "Perfect Storm" of Calamities?
  • Epilogue The Aftermath
  • Dramatis Personae
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Series Editor’s Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue. The Collapse of Civilizations: 1177 BC
  • Chapter One. Act I. Of Arms and the Man: The Fifteenth Century BC
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource(264 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400849987
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459804
  • (OCoLC)984643906
  • (DE-B1597)9781400849987

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