Troy c. 1700–1250 BC

Troy c. 1700–1250 BC

Fortress 17
  • Author: Nic Fields
  • Illustrator: Donato Spedaliere
  • Short code: FOR 17
  • Publication Date: 22 Jan 2004
  • ISBN: 9781841767031
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

Hisarlik is a small place, a sandy stone strewn hillock cut up into gullies and hummocks. Yet its historical significance is immense, for this is the site of Troy - the legendary city whose story sprawls across cultures, time and geography. The tale of the siege of Troy is the greatest secular story ever told, and has captured the imagination of the Western World for some 3,000 years. Although there are many difficulties in using Greek myths, oral traditions and the Homeric epics to reconstruct the Trojan War, this title uses the latest archaeological evidence to reconstruct in detail the fortifications of Troy as well as making more general observations about the possible historical events behind the epics of Homer.

Biographical Note

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the Navy, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School of Archaeology, Athens, and is now a lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.Donato Spedaliere was born in 1967 in Lausanne, Switzerland, and moved to Tuscany at the age of 10, where he still lives. Having studied at the Instituto Nazionale di Belle Arti in Florence he served in the Italian Army as a paratrooper. He is the chief illustrator of Alina Illustrazioni, the company he founded in 1998 with his wife Sarah after many years experience as a professional illustrator. Sarah Sulemsohn Spedaliere graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has since lectured at the University of Florence and completed an architecture degree in 1994.

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