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eBook In Search of the Trojan War, Updated edition ePub

by Michæl Wood

  • ISBN: 0520215990
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Michæl Wood
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press (May 13, 1998)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1834 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1951 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 641

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Michael Wood deserves praise for presenting detailed archaeological evidence of the existence and history of Troy in a highly readable and entertaining form. His prose style is a delight!

Michael Wood deserves praise for presenting detailed archaeological evidence of the existence and history of Troy in a highly readable and entertaining form. His prose style is a delight! The book is also very well-illustrated and the maps are excellent. I enjoyed reading it so much that I was sorry to reach the last page.

It examines the extent to which historical and archeological evidence matches the tale of the Trojan War as recounted by Homer in The Iliad.

Excellent book, but it needs updating to include new archeological findings.

In fact, Wood is an excellent writer who has brought together all the evidence from archaeology, literary sources, and comparative studies to paint a compelling picture of when and how the Trojan War might have taken place. A good introduction to the subject. Excellent book, but it needs updating to include new archeological findings.

University of California Press.

Columbia University Libraries. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

His wide-ranging study of the complex archaeological, literary and historical records has been brought up-to-date

His wide-ranging study of the complex archaeological, literary and historical records has been brought up-to-date. A dazzling and exhaustive analysis.

He is Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English at Princeton University, a frequent teacher at the Middlebury Breadloaf School of English, and the author of many books, including "America in the Movies" (Columbia 1989).

His wide-ranging study of the complex archaeological, literary and historical records has been brought up-to-date.

Tales of Troy and its heroes—Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helen—have fired the human imagination for 3,000 years. With In Search of the Trojan War, Michael Wood brings vividly to life the legend and lore of the Heroic Age in an archaeological adventure that sifts through the myths and speculation to provide a fresh view of the riches and the reality of ancient Troy.This gripping story shows why the legend of Troy forms the bedrock of Western culture and why its past is a paradigm of human history. Wood's meticulous scholarly sleuthing yields fascinating evidence about the continuity and development of human civilization in the Aegean and Asia Minor. With its 50 feet of debris resulting from constant rebuilding, human destruction, earthquake, and abandonment, the mound of Troy contains the beginnings and ends of new races and civilizations.This edition includes a new preface, a new final chapter, and an addendum to the bibliography that take account of dramatic new developments in the search for Troy with the rediscovery, in Moscow, of the so-called Jewels of Helen and the re-excavation of the site of Troy, which began in 1988 and is yielding new evidence about the historical city.

Comments

Global Progression Global Progression
Michael Wood always does an outstanding job on his classical history books. This one should be on your list if you like this topic; a lot of archaeology and history woven together in the discovering the truth of the Trojan War. Wood does an excellent job putting it all together. Stories of the famous academics, professors, historians, and all look at fairly.
Nikojas Nikojas
I have the original version as well as the PBS series shows. Michael Wood makes a powerful case for the Trojan War, and this book only reinforces that case.There really was a city called Troy, and it was involved in a war give or take 1250 BC with the Greeks. The Iliad is a sort of record of the last year of that war, and is only one of several tales told about this conflict. Read this book and decide for yourselves.
Yayrel Yayrel
This book was ordered as a replacement for the DVD I had ordered went astray. I had seen the original documentary and enjoyed it thoroughly. Item is in pristine condition and arrived quickly.
Bys Bys
Wood takes this question to its final conclusion although the answer is somewhat confusing. Possibly the most interesting find of the search are the Linear B tablets. Containing the actual script of the ancient Greeks, these stone writing tablets contain actual lists of a farmers flock. Etc, of a king's troops. If you've ever been curious about Troy, this book is for you. Equally interesting are the stories about Heinrich Schlieman the self-proclaimed archaeologist who claimed to have found "Troy 1" and really dug up and destroyed anything of value in those old remains. Thanks to his selfish efforts it is doubtful if the real truth about Troy will ever be known for sure.
Ceck Ceck
Michael Wood deserves praise for presenting detailed archaeological evidence of the existence and history of Troy in a highly readable and entertaining form. His prose style is a delight! The book is also very well-illustrated and the maps are excellent. I enjoyed reading it so much that I was sorry to reach the last page.
Gribandis Gribandis
This precursor of the movie version by Michael Wood traces not only the search for Troy but ties in so many other countries, culture, and history of the 20th century, it is a must read for serious history buffs. The reading level is college but don't think it's dry. Mr. Wood can make the stones speak.
Taun Taun
Excellent resource for the excavations of Troy. The pictures are very good. Was always interested where Troy was.
Excellent treatment of the subject.