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1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed

Author: Eric H Cline; Barry S Strauss
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Series: Turning points in ancient history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Ninth printing, first paperback printingView all editions and formats
"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.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cline, Eric H.
1177 B.C. : The Year Civilization Collapsed.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric H Cline; Barry S Strauss
ISBN: 9781400849987 1400849985 9781400874491 1400874491
OCLC Number: 871223822
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: Archeology & Anthropology 2015
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 241 pages) : maps
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.
Series Title: Turning points in ancient history.
Responsibility: Eric H. Cline ; with a new afterword by the author.
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Tells the 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.  Read more...


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Winner of the 2014 Award for the Best Popular Book, American Schools of Oriental Research One of The New York Post's Best Books of 2014 Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Archeology & Read more...

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