The Resource 1177 b.c. : The Year Civilization Collapsed., Eric H Cline, (electronic resource)

1177 b.c. : The Year Civilization Collapsed., Eric H Cline, (electronic resource)

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1177 b.c. : The Year Civilization Collapsed.
Title
1177 b.c.
Title remainder
The Year Civilization Collapsed.
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Eric H Cline
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eng
Summary
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
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TEFOD
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Turning Points in Ancient History
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1177 b.c. : The Year Civilization Collapsed., Eric H Cline, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ODN0002398782
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unknown
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Revised.
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1 online resource
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electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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1ECB235F-FC69-4F4A-A001-258FB12FEFC3
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1ECB235F-FC69-4F4A-A001-258FB12FEFC3
Label
1177 b.c. : The Year Civilization Collapsed., Eric H Cline, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002398782
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1ECB235F-FC69-4F4A-A001-258FB12FEFC3
System control number
1ECB235F-FC69-4F4A-A001-258FB12FEFC3
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