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Prof. Eric Cline Lecturing About 1177 BC
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Prof. Eric Cline Lecturing About 1177 BC
An hour long delivered with Cline's typical sense of humor about his book by the same name.




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RE: Prof. Eric Cline Lecturing About 1177 BC
That's a fantastic lesson.  I love how he ties so many different threads at the time into one big bow!

In the history kick that you just inspired me to, I remembered this guy: J. Rufus Fears.  He's famous for his discussion of the lives of the famous Greeks and Romans, but the following seems really a propos right now:



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Wow. A rare moment when Eric Cline comments on something other than Trump.
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(23rd March 2017, 00:37)Polaris Wrote: Wow. A rare moment when Eric Cline comments on something other than Trump.

The Late Bronze Age was 3000 years ago...the WLB is the more immediate problem.  With his half-assed brain we may end up back in the Bronze Age.

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(23rd March 2017, 00:47)Minimalist Wrote:
(23rd March 2017, 00:37)Polaris Wrote: Wow. A rare moment when Eric Cline comments on something other than Trump.

The Late Bronze Age was 3000 years ago...the WLB is the more immediate problem.  With his half-assed brain we may end up back in the Bronze Age.

That would be nice if we got to find out who the Sea Peoples really were....
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.
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RE: Prof. Eric Cline Lecturing About 1177 BC
To be serious for just a moment, for most of human history travel by sea was preferable to travel over land.  The notion that populations would take to the sea to move is not all that surprising.  All you need are some boats.   And as was customary then people would sail along the coasts.  Attacking targets of opportunity if they presented themselves makes as much sense as anything else.  There is diplomatic correspondence reporting "enemy ships" attacking Cyprus without identifying the attackers.  They could have been anyone including displaced populations  from Western Asia Minor who were originally reacting to conditions which made their lives intolerable AND/OR people who got sick and tired of the oppression of the palace culture which was pervasive in the LBA.   Cline's idea of a systems collapse putting together a firestorm of angry people on the move as a result of a combo of famine, earthquake and war is reasonable but he doesn't know if the Sea People were a cause or an effect.  He has evidence of all three calamities occuring at different places and times but which one started the avalanche is any one's guess.  Even Cline does not know.  The evidence for widespread drought is compelling at the right time in history but Cline makes the observation that civilizations can survive a famine.  While true, there are examples where famine was enough on its own.

It is one of the great mysteries of history.

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