Read e-book online 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points PDF

By Eric H. Cline

ISBN-10: 0691140898

ISBN-13: 9780691140896

ISBN-10: 0691168385

ISBN-13: 9780691168388

ISBN-10: 1491581433

ISBN-13: 9781491581438

In 1177 B.C., marauding teams identified basically 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 international of the Bronze Age got here to an abrupt and cataclysmic finish. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the process quite a few many years. not more Minoans or Mycenaeans. not more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economic system and cultures of the past due moment millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, all at once ceased to exist, in addition to writing platforms, know-how, and huge structure. however the Sea Peoples on my own couldn't have triggered such common 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 the way the tip was once caused by way of a number of interconnected disasters, starting from invasion and rebel 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 overdue Bronze Age and indicates that it used to be their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic cave in and ushered in a depressing age that lasted centuries.

A compelling blend of narrative and the newest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new mild at the complicated ties that gave upward thrust to, and finally destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the past due Bronze Age—and that set the level for the emergence of classical Greece.

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