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Book Title: IN SEARCH OF THE TROJAN WAR|
The author of the book: Michael Wood
Edition: Facts on File (NYC)
Date of issue: April 1st 1986
ISBN 13: 9780816013555
Format files: PDF
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Tales of Troy & its heroes--Achilles, Hector, Paris & the legendary beauty Helen--have fired the imagination for 3000 years. With In Search of the Trojan War, Michael Wood brings to life the legend & lore of the Heroic Age in an archeological adventure that sifts thru the myths & speculation to provide a fresh view of the riches & the reality of ancient Troy. This gripping story shows why the legend of Troy forms the bedrock of Western culture & why its past is a paradigm of history. Wood's meticulous scholarly sleuthing yields fascinating evidence about the continuity & development of civilization in the Aegean & Asia Minor. With 50' of debris from constant rebuilding, human destruction, earthquake & abandonment, the mound of Troy contains the beginnings & ends of new races & civilizations.
The search for Troy
The coming of the Greeks
Homer: the singer of tales
A forgotten empire: the Hittites & the Greeks
The peoples of the sea
Conclusions: the end of the bronze age
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Michael David Wood is an English historian & broadcaster. He's presented numerous tv documentary series. Library of Congress lists him as Michael Wood.
Wood was born in Moston, Manchester, & educated at Manchester Grammar School & Oriel College, Oxford. His special interest was Anglo-Saxon history. In the 70s Wood worked for the BBC in Manchester. He was 1st a reporter, then an assistant producer on current affairs programmes, before returning to his love of history with his 1981 series In Search of the Dark Ages for BBC2. This explored the lives of leaders of the period, including Boadicea, King Arthur, Offa, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, Eric Bloodaxe & William the Conquerer (& gave rise to his 1st book, based upon the series).
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