Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cline-general systems collapse then and now

Today I am wrapping up my series of posts on Eric H. Cline’s book, 1177 B.C., the Year Civilization Collapsed. A major reason to take interest in the collapse of the world order in the late Bronze Age is that … Continue reading

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Cline-it’s complicated

Based on the evidence presently available, therefore, we may be seeing the result of a systems collapse that was caused by a series of events linked together via a “multiplier effect” in which one factor effected the others, thereby magnifying … Continue reading

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Cline-some wrong or partial explanations

Eric H. Cline in 1177 B.C, the Year Civilization Collapsed examines the various possible explanations for the late Bronze Age collapse.  He looks at the environmental factors.  For instance, there definitely were earthquakes in the 13th century.  Some of these … Continue reading

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Cline-Ugarit and other evidence

In 1177, the Year Civilization Collapsed, Eric H. Cline has established in chapters about the 15th, 14th and 13th centuries of the pre-Christian era that there was an international order of empires and civilizations in the eastern Mediterranean. There was a … Continue reading

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Cline-shipwrecks, treaties, and war

Eric H. Cline, in 1177, the Year Civilization Collapsed has gone through the 15th and 14th centuries B.C.E. giving reasons to think there was an international order that encompassed the Egyptians, the Minoans, the Mycenaeans, the Hittites, the Mitanni, the … Continue reading

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