By Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire sequence spans the historical past of the us from the Revolution to the post-World warfare II years. With their wide canvas and big solid of fictional and historic characters, the novels during this sequence current a landscape of the yankee political and imperial event as interpreted by way of one among its so much worldly, figuring out, and ironic observers.
The centennial of the U.S. was once celebrated with nice fanfare--fireworks, exhibitions, pious calls to patriotism, and maybe the main underhanded political machination within the country's historical past: the robbery of the presidency from Samuel Tilden in want of Rutherford B. Hayes. This was once the Gilded Age, whilst robber barons held the handbag strings of the country, and the celebration in strength was resolute to stick in strength. Gore Vidal's 1876 supplies us the scoop of the day during the eyes of Charlie Schuyler, who has again from exile to regain a misplaced fortune and organize a wedding into long island society for his widowed daughter. And even if Tammany corridor has faltered and Boss Tweed has fled, the consequences of corruption succeed in deep, even into Schuyler's circle of relatives.
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Likewise locally produced Aegean-style pottery begins to appear in the eastern Aegean during the final decades of the thirteenth century. It is also increasingly clear that, contrary to earlier treatments of the topic, the Sea Peoples were hardly a homogenous population of destitute refugees fleeing the west Aegean eastwards as a result of the breakdown of a politically and economically centralized palace system. Rather, these peoples, categorized under the rubric Sea Peoples, were most likely well acquainted with the eastern littoral of the Mediterranean long before the end of the Bronze Age.
Rather, he “disregards the historicity of the biblical narratives mentioning Achish of Gath…” (Finkelstein 2002b, 134). I employ in this paper the traditional vocalization of the biblical name, Achish, ignoring Naveh’s plausible vocalization as Akhayus. The consequences emanating from this vocalization (which is of course related to Homeric Achaioi and Hittite Ahhiyawa) cannot be discussed here. To the references cited by Naveh one should add now the highly interesting Luwian Hiyawa, which in the new bilingual from Çineköy (Tekoğlu and Lemaire 2000) corresponds to Phoenician Dnnym!
Killebrew, this volume). The Philistine LH IIIC, or Aegean-style, vessels share the principle features of vessel form and decoration, while there are also distinct inter-site variations at Philistine urban centers. Three chapters (T. Dothan and Ben-Shlomo; Mountjoy; and Killebrew) discuss the significance of Mycenaean IIIC pottery and its associated assemblages for our understanding of the identity, dating, and transmission of technological knowledge and style associated with the early Philistines.
1876: A Novel by Gore Vidal