CCAS Professor Authored New Books

Eric H. Cline’s books explore the collapse of ancient civilizations and answers questions about some of the biggest mysteries pertaining to the ancient world.

May 10, 2024

Eric H. Cline has authored three books.

Eric H. Cline’s books explore the mysteries of ancient civilizations.

Eric H. Cline, a professor of classical and ancient Near Eastern studies and anthropology, has authored two books that were published on April 16. 

The revised version of Cline’s book “1177 B.C.: A Graphic History of the Year Civilization Collapsed” tells the story of what caused the ancient civilizations of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean to collapse more than 3,000 years ago, bringing the Late Bronze Age to an abrupt end. The sequel, “After 1177 B.C.: The Survival of Civilizations,” tells the story of what happened after the Bronze Age collapsed, why some civilizations endured, why others gave way to new ones and why some disappeared forever.

Cline’s primary fields of study are biblical archaeology and the military history of the Mediterranean world from antiquity to the present. He is an experienced and active field archaeologist, with more than 30 seasons of excavation and survey in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Greece, Crete and the United States.