A short history of the Phoenicians

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The Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the ancient historian. Latin sources suggest they once had an extensive literature of history, law, philosophy and religion; but all now is lost. Offering new insights based on recent archaeological discoveries in their heartland of modern-day Lebanon, Mark Woolmer presents a fresh appraisal of this fascinating, yet elusive, Semitic people. Discussing material culture, language and alphabet, religion (including sacred prostitution of women and boys to the goddess Astarte), funerary custom and trade and expansion into the Punic west, he explores Phoenicia in all its paradoxical complexity. Viewed in antiquity as sage scribes and intrepid mariners who pushed back the boundaries of the known world, and as skilled engineers who built monumental harbour cities like Tyre and Sidon, the Phoenicians were also considered (especially by their rivals, the Romans) to be profiteers cruelly trading in human lives. The author shows them above all to have been masters of the sea: this was a civilization that circumnavigated Africa two thousand years before Vasco da Gama did it in 1498.

Other titlesPhoenicians
StatementMark Woolmer
SeriesI.B. Tauris short histories, I.B. Tauris short histories
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS81 .W66 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 233 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26935857M
ISBN 101780766173, 1780766181
ISBN 139781780766171, 9781780766188
OCLC/WorldCa922012478

This book is primarily about the Phoenicians in their homeland/s, with a relatively small section on their settlements. So if you are interested in the Punic Wars, or Hannibal, this is not the book for you.

Although entitled 'A short history of the Phoenicians', this book is more of an introduction to a very complex  › Books › History › Ancient Civilizations. Get this from a library. A short history of the Phoenicians. [Mark Woolmer] -- The Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the ancient historian.

Latin sources suggest they once had an extensive literature of history, law, philosophy and religion; but all now is lost. Although entitled 'A short history of the Phoenicians', this book is more of an introduction to a very complex subject. So, yes, while you get some history included, there's also a discussions of urbanisation, language, trade, religion, art and government and society, and the colonisation of the Western Mediterranean - as seen from  › Religion & Spirituality › Christianity › History.

The Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the ancient historian. Latin sources suggest they once had an extensive literature of history, law, philosophy and religion; but all now is lost.

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Offering new insights based on recent archaeological discoveries in their heartland of modern-day Lebanon, Mark Woolmer presents a fresh appraisal of this   A Short History of the Phoenicians book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the An Ancient Economic History: From the Palaeolithic Age to the Migrations of the Germanic, Slavic and Arabic Nations By Fritz M.

Heichelheim; Joyce Stevens A.W. Sijthoff, vol.1, (Revised edition) Librarian's tip: Discussion of Phoenicia begins on p. In Search of the Phoenicians makes the startling claim that the “Phoenicians” never actually existed. Taking readers from the ancient world to today, this monumental book argues that the notion of these sailors as a coherent people with a shared identity, history, and culture is a product of modern nationalist ideologies―and a notion very  › Books › History › Ancient Civilizations.

It gives a short, fascinating, and thorough history of the ancient Phoenicians. The other is, From Khyber (Kheeber) Pass to Gran Quivira, NM and Baboquivari, Az - When India Ruled the World.

This work concentrates on the worldwide Quivira phenomenon and is the most thorough book ever written on this little-known The third topic considered in the book is the economy of Hellenistic Phoenicia.

Of course, Phoenicians are, and were, known as traders, but at a more basic level it might be interesting to consider the contribution of local agricultural resources to the development of Hellenistic Phoenicia.

Unfortunately there is little ://   CHAPTER 6 THE PHOENICIANS AND THE HEBREWS Reading Check How did the Phoenicians use treaties to keep the peace. Book Names The name Byblos comes from a Greek word meaning “book.” The Greeks gave the city its name because of the large amount of papyrus it exported.

The English word Bible comes from the same term. The Bible, how-ever, refers   The Phoenicians are believed to have invented the bireme, a ship with two rows of oars and the trireme with three rows. A man played a flute to help the oarsmen row in time. Merchant ships were broader to carry cargo.

A typical Phoenician merchant ship was 30 meters long and 7 meters wide and had a crew of about A history of the This book covers a period of some twelve hundred years, from the Late Bronze Age ( B.C.) to the Persian period ( B.C.).

Glenn E. Markoe sets out what is known of the Phoenicians' complex history, culture, trading and political relationships, art, religion and :// The Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the ancient historian. Latin sources suggest they once had an extensive literature of history, law, philosophy and religion; but all now is lost.

Offering new insights based on recent archaeological   A Short History of the Phoenicians by Mark Woolmer,available at Book Depository with free delivery ://   Phoenicia was an ancient civilization composed of independent city-states located along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea stretching through what is now Syria, Lebanon and northern Phoenicians were a great maritime people, known for their mighty ships adorned with horses’ heads in honor of their god of the sea, Yamm, the brother of Mot, the god of ://   The Greeks and Romans learned much from them, including writing, agriculture and warfare.

However, the Phoenicians remain hazy in the modern imagination and most of their written records have not survived. This course will investigate the question ‘who were the Phoenicians’ through a close look at some key texts and Ethnic Origin and Language.

There speculations that the Phoenicians were the ancestors of the Celts who displaced the Picts. According to Irish records, they descend from a Scythian King named Phoeniusa Farsa according to the Irish this kings' descendents eventually populated the country of Phoenicia and named the country in his honor Phoeniusa son; other studies trace their origin to a   History LITERATURE 1.

The Land: The rivers of Phoenicia are comparatively short and small; the Litany rises in the Buka', between Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon, and finds its way in a deep and narrow gorge between Lebanon and Mt.

Hermon to the South, and finally turns westward and reaches the sea a few miles North of Tyre, where it is called the Phoenicia, ancient region corresponding to modern Lebanon, with adjoining parts of modern Syria and Israel.

Its inhabitants, the Phoenicians, were notable merchants, traders, and colonizers of the Mediterranean in the 1st millennium BCE. The chief cities of    “A History of American Indian Origin Theories,” reprinted from Proceedings of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Vol.

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Salt Lake City. Harden, Donald. The Phoenicians. Praeger: New York City. Paperback. Ancient Peoples and Places. Reviewed in Newsletter, Haws, The history of the Phoenicians was a remarkable one for many reasons, for apart from the fact that they claimed to be the most ancient of mankind, and in their day exercised an influence on the world that in these late years finds a suitable counterpart only in the history of the scientific, commercial and philolosophical supremcy of the Phoenician definition, a native or inhabitant of Phoenicia.

See :// In Search of the Phoenicians, Josephine Quinn (Princeton University Press, December ) The term “Phoenician”, in the end, is everyone and no-one, and they became, as history goes forward, a nationalistic creation, claimed as ancestors by such diverse people as the Lebanese and the   Clio These are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from losing their due meed of glory; and withal to put on record what were their grounds of feuds.

According to the Persians best informed in   In any book on the history of archaeology, Heinrich Schliemann () gets the credit for finding Troy. A self-taught German who made a fortune buying and selling gold during the California gold rush, Schliemann was obsessed with finding proof that the Iliad was a true “Phoenicians” was the name given to this people by the Greeks, but the Phoenicians continued to refer to themselves as Canaanites or by the names of their principal cities.

During the second millennium B.C.E., the Canaanites controlled Palestine, Transjordan and Syria—from Ugarit down to the Egyptian border—and they developed a rich /who-were-the-phoenicians.

The Phoenicians were a trading people who came from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Their two main cities were Sidon and Tyre. They had very wonderful ships, built with timber from Lebanon, and they traded in all sorts of good things: metals, cloth, purple dye, fine jewelry and craft work, salt, wine and olives, grain, and many other ://   This is the first book in English about the earliest historical civilization in the western Mediterranean, known as d with extraordinary wealth in metals and strategically positioned between the Atlantic and Mediterranean trading routes at the time of Greek and Phoenician colonial expansion, Tartessos flourished in the eighth and seventh centuries :// The Phoenicians, more than any other seafaring people, open up the Mediterranean, founding merchant colonies along its entire length.

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In this they are soon followed by the Greeks. A pattern of rival Phoenician and Greek colonies on the islands and shores of ?historyid=ab a short history of the phoenicians Download a short history of the phoenicians or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get a short history of the phoenicians book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you ://. The Phoenicians did not exist. Well, at least not as "Phoenicians." Instead, says The History and Archaeology of Phoenicia, this was a description used by the Greeks to describe a loose federation of traders from the eastern Mediterranean.

We'll keep using the term for convenience's sake, but keep this fact in mind if you ever take a time machine back to the Bronze Age Levant ://  Recorded history in Tunisia begins with the arrival of Phoenicians, who founded Carthage and other North African settlements in the 8th century B.C.

Carthage became a major sea power, clashing with Rome for control of the Mediterranean until it   a fellow member of a messege board has pointed out that H.G. Wells put forward a similar idea in his Short History of the World, here - Priests and Prohpets in Judea, p 77 Google Books all the best ps Here is Nature magazine on the matter - Genes link Jewish communities, take 2 - J The Great Beyond blog Nature 09 June 10/6/10 9