Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.1.8. Tartessus
(2,093 words)

A. Name and geography

[German source]

The name Tartessus, recorded in classical literary sources, belongs to a cultural complex at the transition from the BA to the IA in the southern Iberian Peninsula. Its exact geographical extent, nature and historical and archaeological definition are subjects of some controversy. However, the approximate location of this cultural sphere in the vicinity of the ‘Pillars of Hercules’ al…

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Bartelheim, Martin, “2.1.8. Tartessus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_005320>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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