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  • 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691168388
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2015
    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. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen?In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping 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. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age--and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.
  • Ancient Empires: From Mesopotamia to the Rise of Islam

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $62.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521717809
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: July 2011
    "Ancient Empires is a relatively brief yet comprehensive and even-handed overview of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and Europe, including the Greco-Roman world, Late Antiquity, and the early Muslin period. The book emphasizes the central, if problematic, connection between political and ideological power in both empire-formation and resistance. By defining the ancient world as a period strectching from the Bronze Age into the early Muslim world, it is broader in scope than competing books; yetat the same time its tight thematic concentration keeps the narrative engagingly focused"--
  • Ancient Empires: From Mesopotamia to the Rise of Islam

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $127.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521889117
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: July 2011
    "Ancient Empires is a relatively brief yet comprehensive and even-handed overview of the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, and Europe, including the Greco-Roman world, Late Antiquity, and the early Muslin period. The book emphasizes the central, if problematic, connection between political and ideological power in both empire-formation and resistance. By defining the ancient world as a period strectching from the Bronze Age into the early Muslim world, it is broader in scope than competing books; yetat the same time its tight thematic concentration keeps the narrative engagingly focused"--
  • Battles of Armageddon

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780472097395
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
    • Published: November 2000
    Megiddo & the Jezreel Valley from the bronze Age to the nuclear age.
  • Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik

    By Jill Rubalcaba

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781580893275
    • Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Inc
    • Published: February 2011
    Presents the history of ancient Troy, covering the legend of the city and describing the excavations of Heinrich Schliemann, Carl Blegen, and Manfred Korfmann as they date the numerous layers at the site trying to find the Troy of Homer's poem.
  • Jerusalem Besieged: From Ancient Canaan to Modern Israel

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780472031207
    • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
    • Published: November 2005
    A chronicle of the most heavily contested city in history examines the battles that have been fought over the so-called "City of Peace," from modern day conflicts, to the wars of millennia ago, and the consequences of these conflicts for the world at large.
  • Ramesses III: The Life and Times of Egypt's Last Hero

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $95.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780472117604
    • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
    • Published: February 2012
    In the tumultuous and vivid history of New Kingdom Egypt, Ramesses III's reign was prosperous and culturally rich. He fended off attacks by the "Sea Peoples" and others who threatened the state, he built the great temple of Medinet Habu, and he left wonderfully complete documents describing contemporary social structure and the economy. Amazingly, we even have an account from a contemporary judicial document that describes events leading to Ramesses III's assassination. This edited collection presents a detailed and informative look at the life, career, and world of one of Egypt's most important pharaohs, providing insight both on his reign and its aftermath and on the study of the political and cultural history of ancient Egypt. This collection offers the best new scholarship on Ramesses III, with contributions from Christopher J. Eyre; Ogden Goelet, Jr.; Peter W. Haider; Carolyn R. Higginbotham; Kenneth A. Kitchen; Bojana Mojsov; Steven R. Snape; Emily Teeter; and James M. Weinstein, as well as from David O'Connor and Eric H. Cline. It will be of interest to those with an informed amateur's interest in Egyptology as well as to scholars of Egyptian and biblical archaeology.
  • Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $128.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781407304175
    • Publisher: David Brown Book Co
    • Published: December 2009
  • Student Study Guide to the Ancient Egyptian World

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195221657
    • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
    • Published: November 2005
  • The Ahhiyawa Texts (Writings from the Ancient World)

    By Gary M. Beckman

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781589832688
    • Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature
    • Published: December 2011
    Beckman (Hittite and Mesopotamian studies, U. of Michigan), Trevor R. Bryce (emeritus, history, U. of Queensland), and Eric H. Cline (classical and Near Eastern languages and civilizations, George Washington U.) present an edition of the texts for graduate and undergraduate students as well as researchers that includes new transliterations and translations, and commentary. The 26 texts are from the Hittite capital of Hattusa in the 15th to 13th centuries BCE, and refer to a land they call Ahhiyawa, which most scholars now identify with the Late Bronze Age Mycenaean world. They have been published widely since 1924, but not in a form easily accessible to students, especially those in small universities and colleges. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • The Ancient Egyptian World

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195178968
    • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
    • Published: November 2005
  • The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $61.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199873609
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: January 2012
    The Greek Bronze Age, roughly 3000 to 1000 BCE, witnessed the flourishing of the Minoan and Mycenean civilizations, the earliest expansion of trade in the Aegean and wider Mediterranean Sea, the development of artistic techniques in a variety of media, and the evolution of early Greek religious practices and mythology. The period also witnessed a violent conflict in Asia Minor between warring peoples in the region, a conflict commonly believed to be the historical basis for Homer's Trojan War. The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean provides a detailed survey of these fascinating aspects of the period, and many others, in sixty-six newly commissioned articles. Divided into four sections, the handbook begins with Background and Definitions, which contains articles establishing the discipline in its historical, geographical, and chronological settings and in its relation to other disciplines. The second section, Chronology and Geography, contains articles examining the Bronze Age Aegean by chronological period (Early Bronze Age, Middle Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age). Each of the periods are further subdivided geographically, so that individual articles are concerned with Mainland Greece during the Early Bronze Age, Crete during the Early Bronze Age, the Cycladic Islands during the Early Bronze Age, and the same for the Middle Bronze Age, followed by the Late Bronze Age. The third section, Thematic and Specific Topics, includes articles examining thematic topics that cannot be done justice in a strictly chronological/geographical treatment, including religion, state and society, trade, warfare, pottery, writing, and burial customs, as well as specific events, such as the eruption of Santorini and the Trojan War. The fourth section, Specific Sites and Areas, contains articles examining the most important regions and sites in the Bronze Age Aegean, including Mycenae, Tiryns, Pylos, Knossos, Kommos, Rhodes, the northern Aegean, and the Uluburun shipwreck, as well as adjacent areas such as the Levant, Egypt, and the western Mediterranean.Containing new work by an international team of experts, The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean represents the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date single-volume survey of the field. It will be indispensable for scholars and advanced students alike.
  • The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199760275
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 2013
    The Iliad, Homer's epic tale of the abduction of Helen and the decade-long Trojan War, has fascinated mankind for millennia. Even today, the war inspires countless articles and books, extensive archaeological excavations, movies, television documentaries, even souvenirs and collectibles. But while the ancients themselves believed that the Trojan War took place, scholars of the modern era have sometimes derided it as a piece of fiction. Combining archaeological data and textual analysis of ancient documents, this Very Short Introduction considers whether or not the war actually took place and whether archaeologists have really discovered the site of ancient Troy. To answer these questions, archaeologist and ancient historian Eric H. Cline examines various written sources, including the works of Homer, the Epic Cycle (fragments from other, now-lost Greek epics), classical plays, and Virgil's Aeneid. Throughout, the author tests the literary claims against the best modern archaeological evidence, showing for instance that Homer, who lived in the Iron Age, for the most part depicted Bronze Age warfare with accuracy. Cline also tells the engaging story of the archaeologists--Heinrich Schliemann and his successors Wilhelm Dörpfeld, Carl Blegen, and Manfred Korfmann--who found the long-vanished site of Troy through excavations at Hisarlik, Turkey. Drawing on evidence found at Hisarlik and elsewhere, Cline concludes that a war or wars in the vicinity of Troy probably did take place during the Late Bronze Age, forming the nucleus of a story that was handed down orally for centuries until put into final form by Homer. But Cline suggests that, even allowing that a Trojan War took place, it probably was not fought because of Helen's abduction, though such an incident may have provided the justification for a war actually fought for more compelling economic and political motives.About the Series:Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.
  • Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $18.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780691183237
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology

    By Eric H. Cline

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691166407
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: March 2017

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