1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points by Eric H. Cline PDF

By Eric H. Cline

In 1177 B.C., marauding teams recognized in simple terms because the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's military and army controlled to defeat them, however the victory so weakened Egypt that it quickly slid into decline, as did many of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized global 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 financial system and cultures of the past due moment millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, by surprise ceased to exist, besides writing platforms, expertise, and huge structure. however the Sea Peoples by myself couldn't have brought on such frequent breakdown. How did it happen?

In this significant new account of the factors of this "First darkish Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping tale of ways the top was once led to through a number of interconnected disasters, starting from invasion and insurrection to earthquakes, drought, and the slicing of foreign alternate routes. Bringing to lifestyles the colourful multicultural global of those nice civilizations, he attracts a sweeping landscape of the empires and globalized peoples of the past due Bronze Age and indicates that it was once their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic cave in and ushered in a gloomy age that lasted centuries.

A compelling mix of narrative and the newest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new gentle at the complicated ties that gave upward push to, and eventually destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the past due Bronze Age—and that set the degree for the emergence of classical Greece.

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