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

Category: World
Author: Eric H. Cline
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by mooreds   2019-12-25
The book is great too:

https://www.amazon.com/1177-B-C-Civilization-Collapsed-Turni...

by mooreds   2019-07-12
If you are interested in this kind of history, you might be interested in this book:

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

Which looks at the cosmopolitan trading civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean during the 1400-1177 bc era, and how it collapsed.

https://www.amazon.com/1177-B-C-Civilization-Collapsed-Turni...

by Morrissey_Fan   2017-12-06

Bad ass, thanks for this! In a different vein, I highly, highly recommend this: https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0691168385

by molagdrn   2017-12-06

Isn't the more accepted consensus now that "the Sea people" weren't a unified group at all? And that they weren't even the main problem but one of a series of sequentially compounding problems resulting in a large amount of displaced peoples that themselves had a massive knock-on effect on the region resulting in the loss of centralised governance, crop provisioning, sufficient grain storage and even the written word. (Famine, War, Earthquakes, Plague and Flooding are all ment to have contributed to this)

Coupled with the disruption of the rather fragile international trade with the Hittites who were the only source of tin in the Mediterranean region, which was vitally needed to alloy with the more abundant copper for bronze. This resulted in a massive regression of civilised progress for several centuries in this part of the world.

I only have a limited understanding but enjoyed watching this Extra History series .

Definately a very intresting period of history!

by Morrissey_Fan   2017-12-06

Bad ass, thanks for this! In a different vein, I highly, highly recommend this: https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0691168385

by douche   2017-08-19
There were pretty extensive trading networks in the late Bronze Age[1]. I'm not sure what the accepted timeframe for the Trojan War is now, whether it is in that late bronze age period or has been pushed up into the following dark age, but it does increasingly seem that voyages around Greece and the greater Mediterranean as in Homer would not be that unusual.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/1177-B-C-Civilization-Collapsed-Turni...