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

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

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the Sea Peoples invaded Egypt. The pharaohs army and navy defeated 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. suddenly ceased to exist. How did it happen? Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by a series of connected calamities, ranging from invasion and revolt, to the cutting of international trade routes. He draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened dramatic collapse.

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200682574 930.156 CLI
History Adult Non Fiction   Narooma . . On Loan . 27 Jul 2022
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Shelf Location 930.156 CLI
Author Cline, Eric H.
Title 1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed / Eric H. Cline.
Alternate Titles Eleven seventy seven before Christ
Publication Details Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2021]
©2021
Description xix, 277 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Series Turning points in ancient history
Notes In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the Sea Peoples invaded Egypt. The pharaohs army and navy defeated 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. suddenly ceased to exist. How did it happen? Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by a series of connected calamities, ranging from invasion and revolt, to the cutting of international trade routes. He draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened dramatic collapse.
Subject Bronze age -- Mediterranean Region
Sea Peoples
Mediterranean Region -- Civilization
Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 476
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