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By Eric H. Cline

In 1177 B.C., marauding teams recognized simply because the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's military and military controlled to defeat them, however the victory so weakened Egypt that it quickly slid into decline, as did lots 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, all of sudden ceased to exist, besides writing structures, know-how, and enormous structure. however the Sea Peoples by myself couldn't have triggered such frequent breakdown. How did it happen?

In this significant new account of the explanations of this "First darkish Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping tale of the way the top used to be led to by way of a number of interconnected mess ups, 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 overdue Bronze Age and exhibits that it was once their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic cave in and ushered in a dismal age that lasted centuries.

A compelling mixture of narrative and the newest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new mild at the advanced ties that gave upward push to, and eventually 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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