By Eric H. Cline
In 1177 B.C., marauding teams recognized in basic terms because the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's military and military controlled to defeat them, however the victory so weakened Egypt that it quickly slid into decline, as did lots of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized international of the Bronze Age got here to an abrupt and cataclysmic finish. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the process quite a few a long time. not more Minoans or Mycenaeans. not more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economic system and cultures of the overdue moment millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, by surprise ceased to exist, besides writing structures, know-how, and enormous structure. however the Sea Peoples on my own couldn't have brought on such frequent breakdown. How did it happen?
In this significant new account of the reasons of this "First darkish Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping tale of ways the top was once led to by means of a number of interconnected disasters, starting from invasion and rebellion to earthquakes, drought, and the slicing of foreign exchange routes. Bringing to lifestyles the colourful multicultural international of those nice civilizations, he attracts a sweeping landscape of the empires and globalized peoples of the past due Bronze Age and exhibits that it was once their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic cave in and ushered in a depressing age that lasted centuries.
A compelling mixture of narrative and the newest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new gentle at the advanced ties that gave upward thrust to, and finally destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the overdue Bronze Age—and that set the level for the emergence of classical Greece.
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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History) by Eric H. Cline