« Thomas Piketty, Economic Inequality, and Job Creation | Main | More on Ancient Ancient History: The Exodus Story Again »

04/24/2014

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Terry

It is a fascinating period, of which I know little and am still unclear who the "Sea People" were, considering how much of the "global" economy was based on societies that were maritime (Minoans, Egyptians, Mycenaeans etc..).

It seems that when civilizations thrived (at any point in history), international trade was extensive (and jobs must have been plentiful) and when they collapsed, international trade shrunk extensively and the "dark ages" came about. There is an important correlation there that, in my opinion, is not often studied.

John Pepple

The author said scholars today aren't sure who the Sea Peoples were, though he offered several suggestions.

The comments to this entry are closed.

April 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    
Blog powered by Typepad

My Books