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Fash Course World History 2

The Bronze Age Collapse

Don and Greg review 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed by Eric Cline. Join us for an autistic journey through history, linguistics, economics and archaeology as we explore the height and sudden demise of Bronze Age civilization in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Eric Cline lecture summarizing 1177 B.C.

Homer and the Heroic Age by J. V. Luce.
The World of Odysseus by M.I. Finley

Corrigenda:
Ramses II was succeeded by his 13th son, Merneptah. Ramses III ascended 27 years later, it is not known if he (through his mother) was a descendant of his namesake.

Philosopher of Miletus: Greg is reaching for the name Thales.

Iliad minor hero with an iron club: Ereuthalion.

Son of Aeneas: Ascanius.

Greek traveler to northern Europe from Marseilles: Pytheas.

Between the time this podcast was recorded and the time it was published, Greg’s legal fundraiser was shut down by payment-processor WePay. A sincere thanks to everyone who contributed.

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Hoplite
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Hoplite

I love these! Especially with Honoring Our History taking their sweet time. Thank you.

Also, get a Bitcoin and Monero address on this site for donations!

joeboston
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joeboston

Great discussion. I could listen to things like this all day.
I recently bought the entire set of Time-Life’s Lost Civilizations series from the early 1990s.
The topic of this discussion was well covered in these books but across 4 of the volumes as these events greatly affected the entire Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean.
Superbly written with no POZ and no political opinions.
Well worth the money and time if you love ancient history.

Strac5
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Strac5

Listen. The left dominates the universities, and they have been pushing this idea of the Sea Peoples being impoverished/proletariat/refugees/blah blah blah acting out against economic inequality. There is literally no evidence of this. Ancient peoples didn’t even think this way – ideological frameworks are a recent invention. This narrative is just typical leftist reinterpretation of history through the Marxist lens.

The Sea Peoples were probably various Greco-Anatolian plus some ash-and-trash raider collectives in search of wealth and adventure. The Egyptian drawings depict them wearing Greek-like helmets.

Sundvall
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Sundvall

A lot of people “that was” aryan Greg. ๐Ÿ™‚ A lot like your people Greg, that just have a minimum of indo-european DNA according to new DNA-studies ๐Ÿ™‚ Mama Mia! // A Nord

Sundvall
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Sundvall

Or maybe it was Don who is the Italian pr*ck? Can’t really tell you guys apart.

Gustavus Aldophus
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Gustavus Aldophus

Definitely agree with Don, it’s “Ak-ka-dian”, not “Ak-kade-ian”. Great show, more please!

brigman89
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brigman89

Finally love this show

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Fryan Republic

Just listened to the podcast, great stuff. So there is confusion about the Aryans and their origin. Also, the indo-European hypothesis isn’t a thing. The origin of the Aryans. The OLB has an account about a small contingent of Fryans left Europe around 1550 BCE with a contingent of sailors from Tyre (Phoenicians) and settled around Ira = Iran. What we know is their descendants are the yazidi who have practice a ethnoreligion to this day Here is a passage that dates to around 1500 BCE from the Yasna Avesta 46:12 that refers to the Tyrrian sailors and the Fryans.… Read more ยป