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Apocalypse : earthquakes, archaeology, and the wrath of God

Author: Amos Nur; Dawn Burgess
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What if Troy was not destroyed in the epic battle immortalized by Homer? This work brings the scientific evidence to bear on biblical accounts, mythology, and the archaeological record to explore how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amos Nur; Dawn Burgess
ISBN: 9780691016023 069101602X
OCLC Number: 427550237
Description: xi, 309 p. : il., mapas
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1: King Agamemnon's Capital 11 Chapter 2: How Earthquakes Happen 32 Chapter 3: History, Myth, and the Reliability of the Written Record 65 Chapter 4: Clues to Earthquakes in the Archaeological Record 88 Chapter 5: Under the Rubble: Human Casualties of Earthquakes 141 Chapter 6: Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Destruction That Preserves? 162 Chapter 7: Expanding the Earthquake Record in the Holy Land 186 Chapter 8: Earthquake Storms and the Catastrophic End of the Bronze Age 224 Chapter 9: Rumblings and Revolutions: Political Effects of Earthquakes 246 Chapter 10: Earthquakes and Societal Collapse 272 Glossary 279 References 289 Index 305
Responsibility: Amos Nur ; with Dawn Burgess.

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"[Amos Nur] posits seismicity--rather than invaders or social forces--as the prime dynamic behind the fall of ancient civilizations. Nur engages in what we might call archaeological detective Read more...

 
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