In Search Of The Trojan War

Wood Michael

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: BBC Books
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1987
Edition: Reprint

Description: 272 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Tales of Troy & its heroes--Achilles, Hector, Paris & the legendary beauty Helen--have fired the imagination for 3000 years. With In Search of the Trojan War, Michael Wood brings to life the legend & lore of the Heroic Age in an archeological adventure that sifts thru the myths & speculation to provide a fresh view of the riches & the reality of ancient Tales of Troy & its heroes--Achilles, Hector, Paris & the legendary beauty Helen--have fired the imagination for 3000 years. With In Search of the Trojan War, Michael Wood brings to life the legend & lore of the Heroic Age in an archeological adventure that sifts thru the myths & speculation to provide a fresh view of the riches & the reality of ancient Troy. This gripping story shows why the legend of Troy forms the bedrock of Western culture & why its past is a paradigm of history. Wood's meticulous scholarly sleuthing yields fascinating evidence about the continuity & development of civilization in the Aegean & Asia Minor. With 50' of debris from constant rebuilding, human destruction, earthquake & abandonment, the mound of Troy contains the beginnings & ends of new races & civilizations.AcknowledgementsPrologueThe search for TroyHeinrich SchliemannThe coming of the GreeksHomer: the singer of tales Agamemnon's empire A forgotten empire: the Hittites & the GreeksThe peoples of the sea Conclusions: the end of the bronze ageBibliographyPicture CreditsIndex ...more

ISBN: 9780563205791

(159558)

272 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.



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