The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade

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Cambridge University Press, 6 sept. 2001 - 432 pages
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Between the eighth and the sixth centuries BC, Phoenicians established the first trading system to encompass the entire length of the Mediterranean basin, from their homeland, in what is now Lebanon, to colonies in Cyprus, Tunisia, Sicily, Sardinia and southern Spain. The Phoenician state was able to maintain its independence, depite the territorial expansion of the Assyrians, in return for tribute provided by its western colonies. Archaeological research over the last two decades has changed our understanding of these colonies and their relationship to local Iron Age communities. Dr Aubet’s original synthesis of archaeological and historical data is the first modern study of the Phoenicians to be published in English. It will be of interest not only to Mediterranean historians and archaeologists, but also to scholars studying the trade systems of state and non-state societies.
 

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Who were the Phoenicians?
6
Phoenicia during the Iron Age
26
The bases for the expansion in the Mediterranean
70
exchange mechanisms and organization
97
the palace and the temple
144
The routes of Phoenician expansion in the Mediterranean
159
chronology and historiography
194
The Phoenician colonies in the central Mediterranean
212
The colonies of the far west
257
The colonies in the west
305
The journey of WenAmon to Phoenicia
356
Oracles against Tyre
363
Radiometric datings
372
Bibliography
382
Index
426
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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).

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