Bibliography: Phoenician-Punic period
Sulle rotte dei fenici
Acquaro, E. ed.
Catalogue of the exhibition held at Rome in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme from april the 16th to june the 6th 1999. A lot of photographs and an introduction by Enrico Acquaro.
Electa , Milano 1999
Iscrizioni fenicie e puniche in Italia
Amadasi Guzzo, M.G.
On the phoenician and punic inscriptions found in Italy, mainly Sicily and Sardinia. The first part describes the development of the phoenician alfabet and writing, the second part describes the inscriptions, one of the most important is that of the Stele of Nora.
Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato , Roma 1990
The Phoenicians and the west
Aubet, M. E.
The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade is up to date one of the finest works on the Phoenicians of the 9th to 6th century B.C. It is written in a clear and accessible manner. Maria Eugenia Aubet is professor in Barcelona.
Cambridge University Press , Cambridge 1993
The Worlds of Medieval Europe
A survey of medieval Europe from late antiquity to the Renaissance. It provides a good framework to understand developments in Medieval Europe
Oxford University Press , New York 2015
Studi sulla ceramica fenicia e punica di Sardegna
Through Libraweb obtainable standard work on Phoenician and Punic ware. This work has been an important contribution to the study on the Phoenicians and Punics in the Mediterranean.
CNR - Ist. per la Civilta Fenicia , Roma 1983
Selinunte - Castelvetrano
Bianco, L. e Sammartano, A.
In the series Storia Cultura Arte Archeologia this book on the site of Selinunte was published. It also describes the Cave di Cusa where the large columns were retrieved from the tufa.
La Medusa Editrice , Marsala 2002
La Magna Grecia
Braccesi, L., F. Raviola
A history of Magna Grecia (Megale Hellas) from the eighth century BC until the roman conquest of southern Italy.
Il Mulino , Bologna 2008
The Mediterranean in the Ancient World
In The Mediterranean in the Ancient World Braudel writes on the history of the Mediterranean in antiquity. It gives a good overview over a long period of time. Braudel interpreted developments in history on the long term in relation to geografically determined circumstances, the longue duree. Braudel's view is interesting and he is a very good story teller.
Penguin Books , London 2002
Ships and Seafaring in ancient times
Casson wrote various works on ancient technology. This book treats ships and seafaring in ancient times.
University of Texas Press, Austin 1994
Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
Casson is outstanding in the history of ships. Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World contains some information on Phoenician vessels and seamanship. More is known of the Greek and Roman period, but this book dedicates sufficient space to the periods prior to that. Interesting are the descriptions on triremes.
Johns Hopkins University Press , Baltimore 1971
Zo leefden de Carthagers ten tijde van Hannibal
Charles-Picard, G. en C.
Translation from the french to dutch. Original title: La Vie quotidienne a Carthage au temps d'Hannibal. From the french archaeologists Gilbert en Colette Charles-Picard. This book treats mainly the later Punic period but gives some insight in the daily life.
Hollandia NV, Baarn 1960
Ciasca, A. et al.
In this book archaeologists lead you through the site of Mozia and the museum Whitaker explaining every part of the Phoenician-Punic town. With contributions by Antonia Ciasca, Aldina Cutroni Tusa, Maria Luisa Fama, Antonella Spano Giammellaro and Vincenzo Tusa
Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato , Roma 1989
Greci e Punici in Sicilia tra V e IV secolo a.C.
Congiu, Micciche, Modeo, Santagati ed.
This book contains the extracts of the IV Convegno di Studi of the Progetto Mesogheia that was held at the initiative of SiciliAntica of Caltanisetta in this town the 6th and 7th of october 2007
Salvatore Sciascia Editore , Caltanisetta-Roma 2008
De kooplieden van de Levant
Originally: The First Merchant Venturers. William Culican was lector at the university of Melbourne. This book puts the Phoenicians in the context of the Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, Hittites and Israelites.
NV Uitgeversmij Elsevier , Amsterdam Brussel 1967
Urbanization in the Mediterranean in the 9th to 6th Centuries BC
Damgaard Andersen, H. ed.
From the Danish Studies in Classical Archaeology, Acta Hyperborea 7, is this issue on urbanization in the 9th to 6th centuries.
Museum Tusculanum Press , Copenhagen 1997
On Colonial Grounds
Dommelen, P. van
The complete title reads: On Colonial Grounds, A comparative study of colonialism and rural settlement in first millenium BC west central Sardinia. Based on the Riu Mannu survey carried out in west central Sardinia since 1992 and much of the literature published on the wider region of west Sardinië, including previous surveys and excavations, in this book Peter van Dommelen examines the archaeological and historical record of the three phases of colonialism; the phoenician presence, the punic domination and the roman occupation. The results of the study show the relationships between indigenous elements originating from the previous nuragic bronze and iron age, and the newcomers that settled on the coasts, in the phoenician-punic towns and in the rural environment of Terralba and the Marmilla. What emerges are the nuances of and the refined insight in the colonial situation of Sardinia which makes this study a most valuable contribution to Sardinian (pre-)history, one that should be read by all students of the archaeology of the island.
Leiden university , Leiden 1998
Rural Landscapes of the Punic World
Dommelen, P. van and C. G. Bellard
This book offers a comprehensive overview of rural settlement in the Punic world by bringing together and comparing evidence from across the western Mediterranean. It includes studies in Sicily and Sardinia of the past years.
Equinox Publishing Ltd , London 2008
La Sicilia Antica
The Greek presence in Sicily from the first foundations of the colonies to the Byzantine period. Original title Das antike Sizilien.
Il Mulino , Bologna 2010
Storia della Sicilia antica
A history of Sicily in antiquity by one of most reknowned historians Moses I Finley. Ofcoutrse there is much attention for the Greek period of Sicily, where Syracuse played an immensely important role, but this book gives a good basic insight.
Editori Laterza , Roma 1989
Mozia Lilibeo. Un itinerario archeologico
A tour through Motya and Lilibaeum written by archaeologist Rosella Giglio
Anselmo Editore , Trapani 2008
Gras, Rouillard, Teixidor
Original title: L'univers Phenicien published in 1995. This is one of the main french works on the Phoenicians.
Einaudi , Torino 2000
L'avventura dei fenici
Gerhard Herm has been translated in all languages. Original title: Die Phoenizier. This version is the Italian translation.
Garzanti , Cernusco s/Navigli 1974
Het verslag van mijn onderzoek
The works of Herodotos translated in Dutch by Hein L van Dolen.
Sun , Nijmegen 1995
Original title: Karthago, published in 1995. The writer is professor Ancient History at the university of Bamberg in Germany.
il Mulino , Bologna 1999
A Phoenician-Punic Grammar
Krahmalkov, Ch. R.
Volume 54 of the Handbook of Oriental Studies, A Phoenician-Punic Grammar in which Krahmalkov analyses the grammar of Phoenician and Punic. The book contains many references to inscriptions and explanation of the meaning of words and sentences.
Koninklijke Brill NV , Leiden 2001
Sicily before History
Sicily Before History is a chronological overview of archaeological evidence gathered in Sicily on the presence of man since the palaeolithic. The overview ends when Sicily enters history in the 7th century BC. The book is recommended for students of the archaeology of Sicily, in the book are presented all important highlights and archaeological sites, as well as the different theories developed in the past decennia.
Duckworth & Co. , London 1999
Itineraria Phoenicia (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta) by E. Lipinski is about the Phoenician presence in the Mediterranean and the periplus of Pseudo-Scylax and travels of Hanno along the coast of west-Africa.
Peeters en Dep. Oosterse Studies , Leuven 2004
Hannibal voor de poorten. De geschiedenis van Rome XXI-XXX
Dutch translation of Livius Ab Urbe Condita, books XXI-XXX also known as Hannibal ante portas. In these books Livius describes the second Punic war through the eyes of the Romans. About Sardinia Livius tells the story of Hampsicora and the war against the Romans by the Sardinians under his guidance. The Sardinians and the Carthaginians that were sent in their aid were beaten by the experienced Titus Manlius Torquatus.
Athenaeum - Polak Van Gennep Querido , Amsterdam 1998
Sinds de Stichting van de Stad
Translation and selection of Livius' Ab Urbe Condita in dutch Interesting for the way Romans perceived their counterparts in the Punic wars.
Querido , Amsterdam 2000
Phoenicians, Peoples of the Past
In the series Peoples of the Past Glenn Markoe has written this overview of the Phoenicians. This book covers a period of twelve hundred years from the Late Bronze Age to the Persian period.
British Museum Press, London 2000
Civiltà del Mare - I fondamenti della storia mediterranea
Moscati once again creates an overview of the history of the Mediterranean including Phoenician, Greek, Pre-Roman Italy, Iberians,Celts and Etruscans in his discourse.
Liguori Editore , Napoli 2001
Gli adoratori di Moloch
On the ritual sacrifice of children in the world of the Carthaginians and the open air sanctuary that has been called tophet by the scientists after a term found in the bible. Moscati explains what archaeological research has been providing us in answers to the existence of this ritual and what is true of the statements of the ancient writers, the discovery of Salammbo in Tunis and what Gustave Flaubert wrote.
Jaca Book , Milano 1991
In this book Moscati treats the Phoenician and Punic presence on Sardinia and Sicily before the Romans took control of the islands.
RCS Libri Spa , Milano 2000
La Bottega del Mercante
In this book Moscati describes the products that were distributed by the Phoenicians in the Mediterranean, where they came from and in which context they were found.
SEI , Torino 1996
Oriente in Nuova Luce
Compilation of texts on the Orient, with Ugaritic myths and legends and more on recent acquisitions of dr. Moscati.
Guida Editori , Napoli 2000
The world of the Phoenicians
The World Of The Phoenicians (Phoenix Giants) is an interesting introduction on the history of the Phoenicians. It was written in 1965 and since then much more has become known through archaeological research, but nonetheless it remains one of the main works on the Phoenicians.
Orion Books Ltd , London 1999
Moscati, S. ed.
For the first time published for the exhibition The Phoenicians in the Palazzo Grassi at Venice (1988). Many writers have contributed to this work.
Rizzoli New York , New York 1999
Das frühe Karthago und die phönizische Expansion im Mittelmeerraum
Complete title: Das frühe Karthago und die phönizische Expansion im Mittelmeerraum, Als öffentlicher Vortrag der Joachim Jungius-Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften gehalten am 31. Mai 1988 in Hamburg. The founding of Carthage discussed by Niemeyer.
VandenHoeck & Ruprecht , Gottingen 1989
Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC
Osborne, R. and B. Cunliffe ed.
Much of the latest research is combined in these essays on early urbanization in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC (Proceedings of the British Academy). What is exactly urbanization and which social and economic changes underly the process?
Oxford University Press , New York 2005
The Comedies Volume III
The Little Carthaginian (Poenulus) is the english translation of Plautus' comedy in Comedies: v. 3 (Complete Roman Drama in Translation). He makes fun of the Punics and Phoenicians through their language. Difficult to translate, but here quite well achieved. Plautus contributed much to the perception of Carthaginians and Phoenicians we still have today.
Johns Hopkins University Press , Baltimore 1995
Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
Renfrew, C and Bahn, P
Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice is a standard work on Archaeology in which the developments of the science through time are treated. Next to theories and methods there is also attention for technics of excavation and surveys. Much of the last research of the past years are shown as examples. It is a very good book for starting archaeologists, but also for everybody interested in archaeology.
Thames and Hudson , London 2000
Mozia, alla scoperta di una civiltà scomparsa
A fine story about the past and present of the site of Mozia, ancient Motya, by the journalist Gaia Servadio. She tells the story of Motya from the first Phoenician-Punic origin to the last excavations by archaeologists, of the family Whitaker who possessed the island of San Pantaleo and of the people that took at hart to preserve the site for posterity.
Dario Flaccovio Editore , Palermo 2003
Motya. Nel mondo dei Fenici
Volpi, A. & Toti, M.P.
In the series Storia Cultura Arte Archeologia La Medusa Editrice has published this work on Motya, the Riserva Naturale dello Stagone and the Museum Whitaker. It gives a good overview of what is known from Motya.
La Medusa Editrice , Marsala 2004
Von Gunten, R.
Segesta was the main town of the Elimians, befriended with the Phoenicians and Carthaginians. Between the Greek Selinunte and the Elimian Segesta there was continous strife. Nowadays the site is particularly interesting for it's Greek style temple, unfinished, and the remains of the theater. In the series this book gives an overview of the site throughout history.
La Medusa Editrice , Marsala 2005