The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade

The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade


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The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade by Maria Eugenia Aubet

Between the eighth and the sixth centuries BC, the Phoenicians established the first trading system to encompass the length of the Mediterranean basin. This analysis of archaeological and historical data updates our understanding of their colonies' relationship to local Iron Age communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521565981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/16/1996
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 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 institutions: the palace and the temple; 6. The route of Phoenician expansion into 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: Gadir and the silver trade; 10. Concluding thoughts; Appendixes I, II, III, IV.

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