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## “The Sea Peoples” on the background of cultural transformations in the Ponto-Balkan zone in the 2nd half of the second millennium BC

### Justyna Cieszewska

#### Abstract

The main axis of work is cultural, social and political situation of the 2nd half of the 2nd thousand BC in areas within the catchments of the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea. In this background are shown the cultural transformations that have taken place at that time in the Pontic-Balkan area. Chronological framework covers the period around 1500-1150 BC, prior to the expansion of the Sea Peoples, and time after, with particular emphasis on events that took place around XII century BC.The primary purpose is to further specify nature of interrelations between the eastern and southern Europe. They are presented in a broad, spatial perspective, partially covering central Europe, northern Pont, eastern Balkans and Aegean-Anatolian zone, which allowed for a comprehensive overview of the "politico-historical" situation. The axis of the substantive discussion focuses on the genesis of the so-called Sea Peoples, whose invasion of the late XIII and XII centuries BC covered the broad areas of the eastern Mediterranean.The work includes: (1) research on the history of the Sea Peoples; (2) the historical perspective of the Sea Peoples (written and iconographic sources); (3) Sea Peoples in archaeological perspective (identification based on Middle East material sources); (4) different conceptions of the northern genesis of the Sea People and the base of the source; (5) conception of the northern genesis of the Peoples of the Sea on the background of cultural transformation in the north Pontic zone, central Europe and the Balkans in the 2nd half of the 2nd thousand BC and (6) conclusions: the ability to identify the Sea Peoples and their northern cradle.
Record ID
UAM9c4f52589b17451499a9316cccce2238
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Title in Polish
„Ludy Morza” na tle przeobrażeń kulturowych w strefie pontyjsko-bałkańskiej w 2 połowie II tys. p.n.e
Title in English
“The Sea Peoples” on the background of cultural transformations in the Ponto-Balkan zone in the 2nd half of the second millennium BC
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of History (FoH)
Discipline
archeology / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.1 archaeology
Status
Finished
Defense Date
14-10-2010
Title date
14-10-2010
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/610 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
Sea Peoples, Late Bronze Age, Balkans, Pontic area
Abstract in English
The main axis of work is cultural, social and political situation of the 2nd half of the 2nd thousand BC in areas within the catchments of the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea. In this background are shown the cultural transformations that have taken place at that time in the Pontic-Balkan area. Chronological framework covers the period around 1500-1150 BC, prior to the expansion of the Sea Peoples, and time after, with particular emphasis on events that took place around XII century BC.The primary purpose is to further specify nature of interrelations between the eastern and southern Europe. They are presented in a broad, spatial perspective, partially covering central Europe, northern Pont, eastern Balkans and Aegean-Anatolian zone, which allowed for a comprehensive overview of the "politico-historical" situation. The axis of the substantive discussion focuses on the genesis of the so-called Sea Peoples, whose invasion of the late XIII and XII centuries BC covered the broad areas of the eastern Mediterranean.The work includes: (1) research on the history of the Sea Peoples; (2) the historical perspective of the Sea Peoples (written and iconographic sources); (3) Sea Peoples in archaeological perspective (identification based on Middle East material sources); (4) different conceptions of the northern genesis of the Sea People and the base of the source; (5) conception of the northern genesis of the Peoples of the Sea on the background of cultural transformation in the north Pontic zone, central Europe and the Balkans in the 2nd half of the 2nd thousand BC and (6) conclusions: the ability to identify the Sea Peoples and their northern cradle.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM9c4f52589b17451499a9316cccce2238/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM9c4f52589b17451499a9316cccce2238

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