The Trojans and Their Neighbours

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - History - 225 pages
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A central figure in both classical and ancient near Eastern fields, Trevor Bryce presents the first publication to focus on Troy's neighbours and contemporaries as much as Troy itself. With the help of maps, charts and photographs, he unearths the secrets of this iconic ancient city.

Beginning with an account of Troy's involvement in The Iliad and the question of the historicity of the Trojan War, Trevor Bryce reveals how the recently discovered Hittite texts illuminate this question which has fascinated scholars and travellers since the Renaissance.

Encompassing the very latest research, the city and its inhabitants are placed in historical context - and with its neighbours and contemporaries – to form a complete and vivid view of life within the Trojan walls and beyond from its beginning in c.3000 BC to its decline and obscurity in the Byzantine period.

Documented here are the archaeological watershed discoveries from the Victorian era to the present that reveal, through Troy's nine levels, the story of a metropolis punctuated by signs of economic prosperity, natural disaster, public revolt and war.

  

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This is an excellent presentation, current as of its publication in 2006, of the history of Troy and the identity of the various peoples and kingdoms present in Greece and Anatolia in the period up to ... Read full review

Contents

The early cities of Troy Levels I to V
29
The kingdom of Priam Levels VI to VII
58
The Aegean neighbours
87
Troys role and status in the Near Eastern world
107
Troys allies
127
The new city Levels VIII to IX
151
The final word?
180
Notes
195
Index
215
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About the author (2006)

Trevor Bryce is an Honorary Research Consultant at the University of Queensland and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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