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3.2 ka BP Megadrought and the Late Bronze Age Collapse

David Kaniewski and Elise Van Campo

in Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199329199
eISBN:
9780190607920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329199.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

The collapse of Bronze Age civilizations in the Aegean, southwest Asia, and the eastern Mediterranean 3200 years ago remains a persistent riddle in Eastern Mediterranean archaeology, as both ... More


The Libyan Battle Story

Colleen Manassa

in Imagining the Past: Historical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982226
eISBN:
9780199369959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982226.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Composed only a generation after the Battle of Perire, in year 5 of the reign of Merneptah, The Libyan Battle Story is attested in a single papyrus, Louvre N 3136. Two columns of text describe an ... More


Eurasian Bronze Age Unsettled Climatic Times

Anthony McMichael

in Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The Story Now Moves beyond the mid-Holocene. By around 4000 B.C.E., viable agrarian settlements had appeared in many parts of the world. Not only could larger populations be supported, but surplus ... More


The Philistines

Brian R. Doak

in Ancient Israel's Neighbors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190690595
eISBN:
9780190690632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690595.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In a political and military sense, none of Israel’s neighbors loom as large in the biblical imagination as the Philistines. Indeed, the Bible depicts the Philistines as inextricably involved with ... More


Settlement and Competition in Iron Age I Canaan: An Archaeological, Political, and Social Perspective

Victor H. Matthews

in The History of Bronze and Iron Age Israel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190231149
eISBN:
9780190231187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190231149.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the forces (environmental, economic, and political) that contributed to the nearly complete transformation of the eastern Levant at the end of the Late Bronze Age, including the ... More


Diaspora and the Origins of the Syro-Anatolian Culture Complex

James F. Osborne

in The Syro-Anatolian City-States: An Iron Age Culture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780199315833
eISBN:
9780197545799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199315833.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter proposes a model for how the Syro-Anatolian Culture Complex (SACC) arose during the Late Bronze–Iron Age transition at the end of the second millennium and start of the first millennium ... More


Conclusion: Crossing the Sea

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0050
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

It is tempting to try to reduce the history of the Mediterranean to a few common features, to attempt to define a ‘Mediterranean identity’ or to insist that certain physical features of the region ... More


Crete

Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish

in A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139174
eISBN:
9780197561706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139174.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

Crete is the largest and most southerly of all the Greek islands. It is also one of the most visited, due to both its beauty and its famous ancient sites. By far the best-known of these attractions ... More


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