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Centuries of Darkness: A challenge to the conventional chronology of Old World archaeology

by: James, P. Renfrew, C.

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Category: Minoan / Mycenaean / Aegean / Mediterranean Bronze Age
Code: 8614
ISBN-13: 9780224026475 / 978-0-224-02647-5
ISBN-10: 022402647X / 0-224-02647-X
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: London
Binding: Cloth
Pages: 434
Book Condition: New
Comments: Out of Print, First Published 1991

The authors of this text, originally published in England in 1991, are young scholars who present no less than a "chronological revolution." After tracing the development of Old World chronology, James and his colleagues review archaeological evidence and the lack of it from the Dark Age, the centuries-long period at the end of the Late Bronze Age c.1200 B.C. They include a wide geographical area--as far east as Iran and south to Nubia. Challenging the accepted Egyptian chronology, they argue for lower dates, which would instead put the end of the Late Bronze Age around 950 B.C., thus essentially eliminating the so-called Dark Age. The authors have done a masterful job of drawing together an enormous range of evidence; their conclusion is persuasive. Their challenge to Egyptian chronology cannot be ignored, and Egyptologists will have to address the flaws that they demonstrate. For students of ancient history and archaeology.

 
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Centuries of Darkness: A challenge to the conventional chronology of Old World archaeology

by: James, P. Renfrew, C.

  • ISBN-13: 9780224026475 / 978-0-224-02647-5
  • ISBN-03: 022402647X / 0-224-02647-X
  • Jonathan Cape, London, 1992

Price: 65,00 EURO

1 copy in stock