Crisis in Context: The End of the Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean

  title={Crisis in Context: The End of the Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean},
  author={A. Bernard Knapp and Sturt W. Manning},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={99 - 149}
Explanations for the Late Bronze Age crisis and collapse in the eastern Mediterranean are legion: migrations, predations by external forces, political struggles within dominant polities or system collapse among them, inequalities between centers and peripheries, climatic change and natural disasters, disease/plague. There has never been any overarching explanation to account for all the changes within and beyond the eastern Mediterranean, some of which occurred at different times from the mid… 

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