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The History of Phoenicia

By Josette Elayi

The History of Phoenicia
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Paperback, 344 pages £32.00
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781937040819
Format: 229mm x 153mm
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Subjects: Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Lockwood Press


The Phoenicians have no published work telling their long, turbulent and sometimes mythical history.  Josette Elayi, a French academic specialising in Phoenicia, covers its rich history from origins to the conquest by Alexander the Great which ended its independence.  First published in French. The Phoenicians, that people of celebrated navigators who invented the alphabet, the names of whose famous cities (Tyre, Sidon, Biblos) are so familiar to us, have no published work telling their long, turbulent and sometimes mythical history.  Josette Elayi, a French academic specialising in Phoenicia, gives us a narrative covering the rich history of this country from its origins to the conquest by Alexander the Great which ended forever its independence.  First published in French (Paris, 2013)

What a paradox it is 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. They traded with the Egyptian pharaohs and with the Assyrians, their ships criss-crossed the Mediterranean, laden with gold, silver, wine and wheat. Buried beneath the modern cities of Lebanon, Syria and Israel, Josette Elayi has rediscovered ancient Phoenicia.





 







Preface

Introduction     

Part One: PHOENICIA BEFORE 1200

The Prehistory of Phoenicia (around 70,0000–3200)        

Byblos and Egypt (3200–1500 BCE)        

The Other Proto-Phoenician Cities (3200–1500) 

The Small Vassal States of the Near East (1500–1200)     

Part Two: THE PERIOD OF PHOENICIA’S INDEPENDENCE (1200–883)

The Emergence of Phoenicia (around 1200)        

Egypt’s Loss of Influence in Phoenicia (1200–1000)          

Early Assyrian Exploration towards the West (1100–1000)            

Dynastic Crises in Byblos (1000–900)      

The Development and Expansion of the Phoenician Cities (1000–883)    

Part Three: PHOENICIA UNDER ASSYRIAN DOMINATION (883–610)

The Beginnings of Assyrian Expansion (883–745)

The Conquest of the West by the Assyrians (745–721)    

Domination of Phoenicia by the Sargonids (721–610)      

Part Four: PHOENICIA UNDER BABYLONIAN DOMINATION (610–539)

Phoenicia between Egypt and Babylonia (610–605)         

The Peak of the Babylonian Empire (605–562)    

The Decline of the Babylonian Empire (562–539)              

Part Five: PHOENICIA UNDER PERSIAN DOMINATION (539–332)

The Establishment of the Persian Empire (539–479)        

The Evolution of the Persian Empire (479–404)  

The Persian Empire in Turmoil (404–333)             

The Fall of the Persian Empire (333–330)             

Conclusion        

Bibliography     

Maps   

Chronological tables     

Index

 




Josette Elayi is a historian and researcher; a graduate of Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic and Akkadian, she taught at the Universities of Beirut and Baghdad before pursuing her research at the Collège de France (CNRS) in Paris.She has developed a new pluridisciplinary historical method combining epigraphy, numismatics, archaeology, economics and sociology.In 2007, she was made a Chevalière de la Légion d'honneur for her work on Phoenicia.





 




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Paperback , 344 pages
ISBN:
 9781937040819
Format:
 229mm x 153mm

BIC Code:
 1QRM, HBJF1, HBLA, HDDC, JHM
BISAC Code:
  HIS002000, HIS026000, SOC002000, SOC003000
Imprint:
 Lockwood Press


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