Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC–1000 BC

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Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC–1000 BC

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This title features the latest historical and archaeological research into the mysterious and powerful confederations of raiders who troubled the Eastern Mediterranean in the last half of the Bronze Age. Research into the origins of the so-called Shardana, Shekelesh, Danuna, Lukka, Peleset and other peoples is a detective 'work in progress'. However, it is known that they both provided the Egyptian pharaohs with mercenaries, and were listed among Egypt's enemies and invaders. They contributed to the collapse of several civilizations through their dreaded piracy and raids, and their waves of attacks were followed by major migrations that changed the face of this region, from modern Libya and Cyprus to the Aegean, mainland Greece, Lebanon and Anatolian Turkey. Drawing on carved inscriptions and papyrus documents – mainly from Egypt – dating from the 15th–11th centuries BC, as well as carved reliefs of the Medinet Habu, this title reconstructs the formidable appearance and even the tactics of the famous 'Sea Peoples'.

Product details

Published Feb 20 2015
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472806826
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 0 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 204
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Raffaele D’Amato

Raffaele D'Amato, PhD, is the author of some 40 bo…

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Andrea Salimbeti

Andrea Salimbeti has had a lifelong interest in an…

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Giuseppe Rava

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took…

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