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Author Elayi, Josette, author

Title The history of Phoenicia / Josette Elayi ; translated from the French by Andrew Plummer
Published Atlanta, GA : Lockwood Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (x, 314 pages) : maps
Contents pt. ONE PHOENICIA BEFORE (1200-883) -- 1. Prehistory of Phoenicia (ca. 70,000 -- 3200) -- 2. Byblos and Egypt (3200-1500 BCE) -- 3. Other Proto-Phoenician Cities (3200-1500) -- 4. Small Vassal States of the Near East (1500-1200) -- pt. TWO PERIOD OF PHOENICIA'S INDEPENDENCE (1200-883) -- 1. Emergence of Phoenicia (ca. 1200) -- 2. Egypt's Loss of Influence in Phoenicia (1200-1000) -- 3. Early Assyrian Exploration towards the West (1100-1000) -- 4. Dynastic Crises in Byblos (1000-900) -- 5. Development and Expansion of the Phoenician Cities (1000-883) -- pt. THREE PHOENICIA UNDER ASSYRIAN DOMINATION (883-610) -- 1. Beginnings of Assyrian Expansion (883-745) -- 2. Conquest of the West by the Assyrians (745-721) -- 3. Domination of Phoenicia by the Sargonids (721-610) -- pt. FOUR PHOENICIA UNDER BABYLONIAN DOMINATION (610-539) -- 1. Phoenicia between Egypt and Babylonia (610-605) -- 2. Peak of the Babylonian Empire (605-562) -- 3. Decline of the Babylonian Empire (562-539) -- pt. FIVE PHOENICIA UNDER PERSIAN DOMINATION (539-332) -- 1. Establishment of the Persian Empire (539-479) -- 2. Development of the Persian Empire (479-404) -- 3. Persian Empire in Turmoil (404-333) -- 4. Fall of the Persian Empire (333-330)
Summary "The history of the Phoenicians, explorers and merchants, is little known. What a paradox for this ingenious people, who invented the alphabet, to have left so few written traces of their existence. Their literature, recorded on papyrus, has disappeared. And yet this civilization fired the imagination of its contemporaries--the Jews in particular--inspiring terror among the Romans and Greeks, who depicted them as a cruel people who practiced human sacrifice. Their clients were the pharaohs and the Assyrians, their ships criss-crossed the Mediterranean, laden with the luxuries of the day such as wine, oil, grain, and mineral ore. Buried beneath the modern cities of Lebanon, and a few of Syria and Israel, ancient Phoenicia has resuscitated in this volume."--Publisher's description
Notes Originally published as Histoire de la Phénicie, Perrin, 2013
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-304) and index
Notes PDF (JSTOR, viewed May 29, 2018)
Subject Phoenicians -- History
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Phoenicians.
Phoenicia -- History
Middle East -- Phoenicia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Plummer, Andrew, translator
ISBN 1937040828
9781937040826
Other Titles Histoire de la Phénicie. English