List of figures; List of tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. Who were the Phoenicians?; 2. Phoenicia during the Iron Age; 3. The bases for the expansion in the Mediterranean; 4. Phoenician trade: exchange mechanisms and organization; 5. The great political institution: the palace and the temple; 6. The routes of Phoenician expansion in the Mediterranean; 7. The Phoenicians in the west: chronology and historiography; 8. The Phoenician colonies in the central Mediterranean; 9. The colonies of the far west; 10. The colonies in the west; 11. Concluding thoughts; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
A revised and updated version of a book on the Phoenicians first published in 1993.
Maria Eugenia Aubet is Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Her other publications include Tartessos (1990) and Les Orants de Carthage (1974).