Mountains of Silver and Rivers of Gold: The Phoenicians in by Ann Neville

By Ann Neville

The conventional photograph of the Phoenicians in Iberia is that of wily investors drawn there by way of the impossible to resist entice of the wonderful mineral wealth of the El Dorado of the traditional international. notwithstanding, a striking sequence of archaeological discoveries, beginning within the Nineteen Sixties, have reworked our realizing of the Phoenicians and make allowance us to glimpse an image of existence within the a long way West that's some distance richer, and extra complicated, than the normal mercantile speculation. Drawing on literary and archaeological assets, this books bargains an in-depth research of the Phoenicians in Iberia: their settlements, fabric tradition, contacts with the local community, and actions; agricultural and cultural, in addition to advertisement. It concludes that the Phoenician presence in Iberia gave upward thrust to a very western kind of Phoenician tradition, person who used to be enriched and drew from contacts with the neighborhood inhabitants, forming a attribute identification, nonetheless obvious at the arrival of the Romans within the Peninsula.

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