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    DescriptionBetween 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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    Title
    The Phoenicians and the West
    Subtitle
    Politics, Colonies and Trade
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maria Eugenia Aubet, Translated by Mary Turton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 452
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 630 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521795432
    ISBN 10: 0521795435
    Classifications

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    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    44 b/w illus. 33 maps 3 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    23 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    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
    List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 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 institution: the palace and the temple; 6. The routes of Phoenician expansion in 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; 10. The colonies in the west; 11. Concluding thoughts; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.