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Title : The Phoenicians: The Purple Empire Of The Ancient World
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ISBN : 9780575019034
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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  • Jason
    2019-04-29 00:00

    The Phoenicians we learned about in grade school are a larger part of history than I would have first believed, and this approachable account attempts to set the record straight. This loosely affiliated band of nomadic Semites provided cedarwood for the pharaohs of Egypt and learned mastery of the Mediterranean Sea, and with it, international trade. Later they had many of their coastal lands invaded by another upstart band of Semites called "Israelites" (who knew the Phoenicians as "Canaanites," the name Phoenicians used for themselves). Subsequently King Hiram of Tyre, one of the main Phoenician city-states, provided cedar and craftsmen for King Solomon's temple, and the two groups of Semitic peoples lived in relative peace under one or another empire. Semitic gods and goddesses made their way east and were incorporated into the Greek pantheon: Aphrodite, Heracles, Adonis, Dionysus. Even the name Europe was derived from the name of a mythic daughter of a Phoenician king who was kidnapped and ravished by Zeus. Even as the Hellenes replaced the Phoenicians as the kings of trade and of the sea, they did so using the alphabet invented by their rivals. Alexander the Great was finally able to conquer Tyre before he went on to conquer much of West Asia by building a bridge from the land to the fortified island. Even with Tyre out of the picture, however, the Phoenicians were not done influencing the West.Carthage, a city-state in North Africa, was founded by Phoenicians (Poeni or Puni in Latin), and the general who led elephants across the Alps to wage war on Rome had a Semitic name, Hanni-Baal. Although Carthage was destroyed utterly by the Romans at the conclusion of the Third Punic War, the Carthaginians/Phoenicians left their mark on the island nation of Malta, the only European nation with a Semitic official language. This was a fascinating history of a fascinating people whose descendants still live in Lebanon and Syria, albeit without the fame and recognition one might think they deserve. It is also a much needed reminder that the world has always been smaller than it seems and that those in power today aren't guaranteed power and fame tomorrow.

  • Elias
    2019-05-06 18:34

    Koska kaikkea ei ehdi lukea, olen pitänyt nyrkkisääntönä, että historiasta ei kannata lukea mitää ennen 2000-lukua kirjoitettua.Mutta kun tulee vastaan tälläinen helmi ja vieläpä suomeksi, on vaikea olla lukematta. Historiaa saa lukea kahdessa kerroksessa, itse kerrotun lisäksi on jännittävää se, miten on kerrottu.70-luvun länsisaksalaisessa populaarihistoriassa on jo samat elementit kuin 2000-luvun yhdysvaltalaisten populaarihistoriassa. Tapahtumapaikoilla käydään fiilistelemässä ja lähteinä käytetään aikansa auktoriteettien haastatteluja, joissa itse asian lisäksi tärkeää on näiden asiantuntijoiden habituksen kuvailu. Mitään lähde- tai kirjallisuusosiota ei suomennoksesta löydy.Hermin teksti on sujuvaa, mutta historiallisesti on otettu melkoisia vapauksia. (historiallisiksi) lähteiksi kelpaavat aikansa uusimpien löytöjen ja artikkelien lisäksi myös ranskalainen romaanikirjailija, Herder, Spengler, Freud ja Raamattu.Lähteisiin toki suhtaudutaan asiaan kuuluvalla kriittisyydellä, mutta usein ensin epäluotettaviksi kehuttujen lähteiden pohjalta kerrotaan tarinaa pitkälle. Kirjan kantava aate tuntuu olevan se, että hyvä juttu on parempi kuin tosi juttu.Hämmentävintä on se, että tälläinen ylipäänsä on suomennettu, kun huomioi miten laiskasti nykyään historiaa suomennetaan (pois lukien saksalainen sotahistoria, jota suomennetaan innolla laadusta välittämättä). Kai tämä on ollut aikanaan merkkiteos, mutta jos englanti taipuu, löytyy nykyään paljon laadukkaampiakin kirjoja foinikialaisten ajasta.

  • Mel
    2019-04-22 22:57

    Well written history of one of my favorite ancient cultures.

  • Jack
    2019-05-06 16:42

    Good overview of ancient Phoenicia! Definitely a good read.