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1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed

Cline, Eric H.2015
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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Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2015.
xx, 241 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 22 cm.
First published in hardback, 2014.Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-232) and index.
Prologue. The collapse of civilizations 1177 BC -- Ch. one. Act I. Of arms and the man: the fifteenth Century BC -- Ch. two. Act II. An (Aegean) affair to remember: the fourteenth century BC -- Ch. three. Act III. Fighting for gods and country: the thirteenth Century BC -- Ch. four. Act IV. The end of an era: the twelfth century BC -- Ch. five. A "perfect storm" of calamities? -- Epilogue. The aftermath.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - History936.156 CLIAvailable
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