search for books and compare prices
cover image
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback | CD/Spoken Word
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date September 22, 2015
Pages 241
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691168388
ISBN-10 0691168385
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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 Ageā€•and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.



Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780691168388
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Eric H. Cline | Reprint edition from Princeton Univ Pr (September 22, 2015)
9780691168388 | details & prices | 241 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.95
About: In 1177 B.
CD/Spoken Word
With Eric H. Cline | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (November 18, 2014)
9781491581438 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $14.99

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.