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Eric H. Cline is professor of classics and anthropology and director of the Capitol Archaeological Institute George Washington University.

Obras por Eric H. Cline

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (2014) 1,530 exemplares, 51 críticas
From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible (2007) 194 exemplares, 15 críticas
Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology (2017) 147 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction (2013) 136 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean (2010) — Editor — 51 exemplares, 1 crítica
Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik (2011) 50 exemplares, 2 críticas

Associated Works

Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. (2008) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares, 2 críticas
Near Eastern Archaeology: A Reader (2003) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World (2018) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Collapse and Transformation: The Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age in the Aegean (2020) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares, 1 crítica


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In 1177 B.C., a group of raiders from the sea were defeated by Bronze Age Egyptians in what seemed a climactic battle. Ironically, that victory marks the beginning of the collapse of the Bronze Age civilization from Greece to Mesopotamia. For years, the Sea Peoples, who left almost no archeological record, got most of the blame for the collapse. In 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, Eric Cline argues that they weren’t the only factor that led to the changes that ended the Bronze Age and began the Age of Iron. Instead, he says, the collapse did not happen everywhere or all at once. Some cultures rebounded from a perfect storm of calamities, while others disappeared.
In addition to invasion, migration, drought, famine, disease, earthquakes, internal revolt, and disrupted trade also contributed to the collapse. Cline points to the multiplier and domino effects such events can cause in complex systems. He is always careful to note that we lack the evidence to test many of our theories about the collapse.
The collapse of 12th-century civilization should give us pause when we consider our complex, interconnected world.
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Tom-e | 50 outras críticas | Jul 21, 2024 |
Eric Cline’s lecture series on the archaeology of the Trojan War is rich in tidbits that, Cline says, will serve you well at cocktail parties. Did Iron Age Homer get his Bronze Age military details right? Mostly. But not the tactics and design of chariots. Those were from the Iron Age. Was there one battle or a bunch of them around Troy? Hard to tell, but probably a bunch. Which of the multiple cities at the Troy site is the one we want? The story of the excavation from nineteenth-century scoundrel looters to current science is fascinating, as is the fate of Priam’s treasure. Hint: you have to go to Russia. In the end, I am more amazed than ever by the historical stability of the oral tradition that produced the Homeric poems.… (mais)
Tom-e | 3 outras críticas | Jul 9, 2024 |
After collapse, people were still around, albeit usually living in smaller communities with less complex political structures—including not having public buildings, an interesting detail. Some civilizations disappeared, like the Minoans, and some retreated, like Egypt (which was never again as great a power and often had multiple rulers in different parts), while some ultimately reconfigured (Greece and Rome).
rivkat | Jun 7, 2024 |
The circumstances (insofar as we know them, with plenty of uncertainty) around the end of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean, focusing on what is now Egypt, Greece, and Syria. The collapse seems to have been related to the complexity/internationalism of trade relations—when invasions, droughts, and earthquakes disrupted individual areas, the commerce that brought tin and food to places that needed it may have gone away.
rivkat | 50 outras críticas | Jun 7, 2024 |



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