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Publishing details
Author:Immanuel Velikovsky
Title:Peoples of the Sea
Subtitle:A Reconstruction of Ancient History
Publ. date:1977
PublisherDoubleday and Company
ISBNISBN 0-385-03389-3
LIC No:52-5224
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Peoples of the Sea (1977) is Velikovsky's fifth book, which he describes as:

"... part of the Ages in Chaos series dealing with the reconstruction of ancient history, can be read independently of the other volumes in that series. The entire period of reconstruction covers a span of twelve centuries, from the end of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt, which I claim was synchronous with the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, down to the advent of Alexander the Great of Macedon, and even beyond, namely, to the earlier Ptolemies, Hellenistic rulers of Egypt. The present volume deals with the more than two hundred years at the end of that span."[1]

Book contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustrations
  • Introduction

PART I

  • Chapter I: TWELFTH OR FOURTH CENTURY? 3
The Scheme of Things (3). Greek Letters on Tiles of Ramses III (7). Necropolis: Twelfth or Fourth Century? (13). Egypt Tributary to Arsa, a Foreigner (17). Arsames (21).
  • Chapter II: PERSIANS AND GREEKS INVADE EGYPT 30
Pereset: Philistines or Persians? (30). The Enormity of the Problem (37). "The Isles Were Restless" (40). Quid Pro Quo? (45). Greek Mercenaries Change Sides (46). The Naval Invasion of the Delta (49).
  • Chapter III: THE ART OF WARFARE 56
Warriors of the Peoples of the Sea (56). The Reform of Iphicrates Pictured by Ramses III (61). Carts with "Their Concubines" (63). Fire Ships (64). Mariannu (65). The Ore of the Land of'Atika" (69).
  • Chapter IV: ON LANGUAGE, ART, AND RELIGION 73
Semitic Influence on the Language and Religion of Egypt (73). Art: Hunting Scenes (76). Temple Architecture and Religious Art (78). Reciprocal Influence of Persian and Egyptian Religion and Art (81).
  • Chapter V: FROM RAMSES in TO DARIUS III 84
The Later Ramessides (84). "The Little One" in Support of the Pharaoh (87). The Last of the Native Pharaohs (91). A Comedy of Errors (93). Relocated by Eight Hundred Years (104).

PART II

  • Chapter I: THE DYNASTY OF PRIESTS 111
A Chimerical Millennium (112). Cambyses' Conquest of Egypt (116). Ourmai's Letter of Laments (119). From Darius I to Artaxerxes I (123). "Barbarians Came and Seized the Temple" (131).
  • Chapter II: "THE BASEST OF THE KINGDOMS" 136
"A Miserable Journey" (136). "Repetition-of-Births" (144). Wenamon Builds a Shrine (146). The Royal Cache (149). Theocratic States in Judah and in Egypt (154). Ezra (157). Priest-Prince Psusennes (160). The Last Persian Occupation of Egypt (168).
  • Chapter III: ALEXANDER 172
Alexander Before the Oracle of Amon in the Oasis (172). Did Alexander Visit the Egyptian Thebes? (184).
  • Chapter IV: SI-AMON 187
Peinuzem II (187). Si-Amon (189). Conclusions (198). Retrospect and Prospect (201).

CHARTS 207
SUPPLEMENT: ASTRONOMY AND CHRONOLOGY

  • Chapter I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF EGYPTIAN CHRONOLOGY 215
A Mighty Tree (215). "A Skeleton Clothed with Flesh" (217). Who First Placed Ramses III in the Twelfth Century? (222).
  • Chapter II: SIRIUS 225
Two Hundred Years Are Too Few and 1,660 Are Too Many (232). Statements of Censorinus and Theon Combined (234). Who Was Menophres? (236). Astronomical Incertitudes of Astronomical Chronology (240).
  • Chapter III: VENUS 245
Venus (245). The Synodical Period of Venus and the Festivals (250). "Three Pillars" of World History (253).

INDEX 255

References

  1. Immanuel Velikovsky, "Peoples of the Sea -- A Reconstruction of Ancient History - A Continuation of the Ages in Chaos Series", 1977, Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York. ISBN: 0-385-03389-3

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