The Phoenicians and the West
Politics, Colonies and Trade 2nd Revised edition
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Phoenicians and the West by Maria Eugenia Aubet
Book 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521795432
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maria Eugenia Aubet
Commerce and Colonization in the Ancient Near East, Hardback (January 2013)» View all books by Maria Eugenia Aubet
An analysis of the first colonialisms in history, tracing the eastern roots of the Phoenician colonial system in the first millennium BC.
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Author Biography - Maria Eugenia Aubet
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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