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The Phoenicians and the West

The Phoenicians and the West
Politics, Colonies and Trade

2nd Edition

$34.99 (C)

  • Date Published: October 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521795432

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  • This updated version of Maria Eugenia Aubet's highly praised book (1993) incorporates the most recent research findings on the ancient civilization of Phoenicia and includes an updated bibliography. The Phoenicians established the first trading system in the Mediterranean basin between the eighth and sixth centuries B.C. Continuous archaeological research over the past decades has transformed our understanding of Phoenicia, its colonies and their relationship to local communities. First Edition Hb (1993): 0-521-41141-6 First Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-56598-7

    • An English language synthesis of archaeological and historical data on the Phoenicians published in English
    • Original version, published by CUP in 1993 had 1000 hardback sales, and the paperback (1996) had 3500 sales
    • Author is the leading contemporary authority on the Phoenicians in Iberia
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521795432
    • length: 452 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 158 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.825kg
    • contains: 44 b/w illus. 33 maps 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Who were the Phoenicians?
    2. Phoenicia during the Iron Age
    3. The bases for the expansion in the Mediterranean
    4. Phoenician trade: exchange mechanisms and organization
    5. The great political institution: the palace and the temple
    6. The routes of Phoenician expansion in the Mediterranean
    7. The Phoenicians in the west: chronology and historiography
    8. The Phoenician colonies in the central Mediterranean
    9. The colonies of the far west
    10. The colonies in the west
    11. Concluding thoughts

  • Author

    Maria Eugenia Aubet, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
    Maria Eugenia Aubet is Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Her other publications include Tartessos (1990) and Les Orants de Carthage (1974).


    Mary Turton

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