The Phoenicians and the West

The Phoenicians and the West : Politics, Colonies and Trade

By (author) Maria Eugenia Aubet , Translated by Mary Turton


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Between the eighth and sixth centuries BC, the Phoenicians established the first trading system in 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, despite the territorial expansion of the Assyrians, in return for tribute provided by its western colonies. Archaeological research over the past decades, and still ongoing, has transformed our understanding of these colonies and their relationship to local communities. This updated version of Maria Eugenia Aubet's highly praised book, The Phoenicians and the West, originally published in English in 1993, incorporates more recent research findings, an expanded bibliography, and an appendix on radiometric dating. It will be welcomed by scholars and students of Mediterranean history and archaeology, and anyone interested in early trading systems.

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 150 x 234 x 32mm | 780.17g
  • 23 Feb 2006
  • Cambridge
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 44 b/w illus. 33 maps 3 tables
  • 0521795435
  • 9780521795432
  • 330,160

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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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