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.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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.