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Troy 1800-1250 BC

Troy 1800-1250 BC

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By (author) Nic Fields, Illustrated by Donato Spedaliere, Illustrated by Sarah Sulemson Spedaliere

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 241mm x 5mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841767034
  • ISBN 13: 9781841767031
  • Illustrations note: 55 b&w illustrations, 7 colour, bibliography, further reading, glossary, index
  • Sales rank: 322,816

Product description

In all the stories told by mankind and recorded through its history, the tale of the siege of Troy is perhaps the greatest secular story ever told. It has certainly captured the western imagination for some 3000 years. Archaeological work has revealed that the site around Hisarlik, where Troy is believed to have been, is considerably larger and more interesting than was previously thought, making it more likely that the Trojan Wars were on the scale implied by Homer. This book reveals the literary, historical and archaeological records which make up the background to the tale of Troy and describes in detail the fortifications of Troy VI (i.e. Homer's Troy) and their correlation to other Bronze Age defence works in the Near East. This book also introduces the reader to the literary, historical and archaeological records which make up the background to the tale of Troy.

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Author information

Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the Navy, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School of Archaeology, Athens, and is now a lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

Table of contents

Chronology; Homer's heroes; the searchers; the archaeologists; the fortifications; siege; aftermath; the sites today.