What can the past teach us about the present? Come along as charismatic historian Michael Wood (The Story of India) travels the globe to trace the origins of six great civilizations: Iraq, ...
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Legacy: The Origins of Civilization - 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed - Netflix
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed is a nonfiction ancient history book written by Eric H. Cline and published in 2014 by Princeton University Press. The book focuses on his hypothesis for the Late Bronze Age collapse of civilization, a transition period that affected the Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Cypriots, Minoans, Mycenaeans, Assyrians and Babylonians; varied heterogeneous cultures populating eight powerful and flourishing states intermingling via trade, commerce, exchange and “cultural piggybacking”, despite “all the difficulties of travel and time”. He presents evidence to support a “perfect storm” of “multiple interconnected failures”, meaning that more than one natural and man-made cataclysm caused the disintegration and demise of an ancient civilization that incorporated “empires and globalized peoples”. This ended the Bronze Age, and ended the Mycenaean, Minoan, Trojan, Hittite, and Babylonian cultures. Before this book, the leading hypothesis during previous decades attributed the civilization collapse mostly to Sea Peoples of unknown origin.
Legacy: The Origins of Civilization - Awards - Netflix
This book has won the following awards: Winner of the 2014 Award for the Best Popular Book, American Schools of Oriental Research Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Archeology & Anthropology, Association of American Publishers One of The New York Post’s Best Books of 2014 One of The Federalist’s Notable Books of 2015 One of The Australian’s Best Books of the Year in 2014, chosen by filmmaker Bruce Beresford Selected as the 'Book of the Semester' Fall 2016, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University
Legacy: The Origins of Civilization - References - Netflix