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Black ships and sea raiders : the late bronze and early iron age context of Odysseus' second Cretan lie

Author: Jeffrey P Emanuel
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017] ©2017
Series: Greek studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The end of the Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean was a time of social, political, and economic upheaval--conditions reflected, in many ways, in the world of Homer's Odyssey. Jeffrey P. Emanuel examines the Odyssy's Second Cretan Lie (xiv 191-359) in the context of this watershed transition, with particular emphasis on raiding, warfare, maritime technology and tactics, and the evidence for the so-called "Sea  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Homer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey P Emanuel
ISBN: 9781498572217 1498572219
OCLC Number: 1005688758
Description: viii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Epic, oral tradition, and archaeology --
Structure and methodology --
Raiders, traders, and sea peoples in the late Bronze Age and beyond --
Mycenae, Ahhiyawa, and the collapse of the late Bronze Age order --
The sea peoples and the Egyptian records --
The changing face of war and society --
Hedgehog helmets, sea peoples, and ship-to-ship combat --
Mariners and their ships: vessel types, capacity, and rigging --
Life, prosperity, and health in the land of the pharaohs.
Series Title: Greek studies.
Responsibility: Jeffrey P. Emanuel.

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This book investigates the chaotic end of the Bronze Age in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean through the lens of Homeric poetry, with an emphasis on the description of piratical activities  Read more...

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Black Ships and Sea Raiders is tour de force that picks up the story of the Trojan heroes where 1177, Homer's Odyssey, and Old Testament tales of the Philistines leave off, giving us new answers by Read more...

 
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