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Ligion 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 antiuity 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.
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Useful reference work for scholars and students looking for discussion of the most recent excavations discoveries and ideas in the field He challenges the traditional chronological limitations of the Phoenician period in the Levant as well as academic preconceptions of religion in the Phoenician cities and he brings the social position of women to the fore for the first time He additionally tackles the Western Phoenicians cutting through much scholarly verbiage on the varied motivations that lay behind Phoenician expansion in the Mediterranean and on the different kinds of settlements they established there Josephine Crawley uinn Associate Professor in Ancient History University of Oxford and Martin Frederiksen Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History Worcester College OxfordThe Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the ancient historian Latin sources suggest they once had an extensive literature of history law philosophy and re.
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It is not often that specialists can make information simple and accessible to the wider public Mark Woolmer has very successfully and in a clear and attractive way met the challenge of presenting to both specialist and layman the complex historical and archaeological documentation on the Phoenicians His book succeeds in being both an informative and an enjoyable read H l ne Sader Professor of Archaeology American University of BeirutStudents teachers and other interested readers will find here accurate information insightful interpretation and a comprehensive discussion briefly presented The author is internationally recognized as an expert on the Phoenician civilization and this excellent and readable short history does his reputation full justice Philip C Schmitz Professor of History Eastern Michigan UniversityMark Woolmer has given us a new and up to date introduction to Phoenician history and culture that will also act as a.
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- A short history of the Phoenicians
- Mark Woolmer
- 03 September 2019 Mark Woolmer