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1177 BC

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed: Revised and Updated (Turning Points in Ancient History #6) By Eric H. Cline Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691208015
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 2nd, 2021

Currently reading 1177BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed. The Sea Peoples have longed been blamed for the collapse of the Bronze Age civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean. Historians and archaeologists for decades have been trying to identify who these Sea Peoples, first discussed in Egyptian sources, were and where they came from. As one might expect the story is quite a bit more complex than the story of invaders from afar and the picture that is developing has gained much from continuing excavations as well as DNA analysis.


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Fears of a Setting Sun

Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders By Dennis C. Rasmussen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691210230
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Published: Princeton University Press - March 2nd, 2021

Recently finished Fears of a Setting Sun. Wonderful counterweight to the notion of the so-called wisdom of the founding fathers. Of course, all were flawed men and they all knew the constitution, being a product of compromise, was a flawed document. Turns out, however, all save Madison, were profoundly disillusioned at the end of their lives about the country and didn't expect the country to hold together much past their lifetimes. Spoiler alert, save Jefferson, all thought the problem was TOO MUCH democracy.


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