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A History Of The Ancient Near East Ca 3000 323 Bc

Author : Marc Van De Mieroop
ISBN : 1405149116
Genre : History
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This book presents a clear, concise history of the extraordinary multicultural civilizations of the ancient Near East. Bestselling narrative of the complex history of the ancient Near East Addresses political, social, and cultural developments Contains in-depth discussion of key texts and sources, including the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh Includes numerous maps, illustrations, and a selection of Near Eastern texts in translation Integrates new research, and greatly expands the guides to further reading for this second edition
Category: History

A History Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Marc Van De Mieroop
ISBN : 9781444359190
Genre : History
File Size : 28.53 MB
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Outlining the major political and cultural events, A History of Ancient Egypt is an authoritative and accessible introduction to this fascinating ancient culture. An accessible chronological narrative that draws on a range of historical sources Offers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt’s history from its origins to its domination by the Roman Empire Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of ancient Egypt Places Egypt’s history within its regional context, detailing interactions with Asia and Africa Engages students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues with the Key Debate section included in each chapter Makes the latest discoveries and scholarship accessible to a wide audience
Category: History

Ancient Mesopotamia

Author : A. Leo Oppenheim
ISBN : 9780226177670
Genre : History
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"This splendid work of scholarship . . . sums up with economy and power all that the written record so far deciphered has to tell about the ancient and complementary civilizations of Babylon and Assyria."—Edward B. Garside, New York Times Book Review Ancient Mesopotamia—the area now called Iraq—has received less attention than ancient Egypt and other long-extinct and more spectacular civilizations. But numerous small clay tablets buried in the desert soil for thousands of years make it possible for us to know more about the people of ancient Mesopotamia than any other land in the early Near East. Professor Oppenheim, who studied these tablets for more than thirty years, used his intimate knowledge of long-dead languages to put together a distinctively personal picture of the Mesopotamians of some three thousand years ago. Following Oppenheim's death, Erica Reiner used the author's outline to complete the revisions he had begun. "To any serious student of Mesopotamian civilization, this is one of the most valuable books ever written."—Leonard Cottrell, Book Week "Leo Oppenheim has made a bold, brave, pioneering attempt to present a synthesis of the vast mass of philological and archaeological data that have accumulated over the past hundred years in the field of Assyriological research."—Samuel Noah Kramer, Archaeology A. Leo Oppenheim, one of the most distinguished Assyriologists of our time, was editor in charge of the Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute and John A. Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Chicago.
Category: History

The Bible And The Ancient Near East

Author : Cyrus Herzl Gordon
ISBN : 0393316890
Genre : Religion
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This account of the historical context for the Hebrew Bible explores the diverse origins of such stories as the creation and the flood in the cultures of the ancient Near East. The authors show the striking parallels in the foundational stories told in the Egyptian, Persian, Greek, and Hebrew cultures of the time.
Category: Religion

Cultural Atlas Of Mesopotamia And The Ancient Near East

Author : Michael Roaf
ISBN : 0816022186
Genre : History
File Size : 51.2 MB
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Surveys the history and development of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilization, describing the cultural, technological, political, and economic achievements of the different peoples living there
Category: History

Atlas Of The Ancient Near East

Author : Trevor Bryce
ISBN : 9781317562108
Genre : Social Science
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The "Atlas of the Ancient Near East" provides scholars and students with up-to-date information on the development of the Ancient Near East from the prehistoric period to the end of the Roman Empire, when Constantine the Great transferred the seat of his empire to Byzantium in 330 AD. Geographic coverage ranges from the Aegean coast of Anatolia in the west through Iran and Afghanistan to the east, and from the Black and Caspian Seas in the north to Arabia and the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean in the south. The atlas focuses on a board range of topics, not only political and military but social and cultural ones as well such as trade, religion, theatre and games, slavery and much more. Written in a lively and engaging style with site plans and images to accompany the detailed maps The Atlas of the Ancient Near East supports the study of the Ancient Near East and is an invaluable reference for every student of the fascinating cultures of ancient western Asia.
Category: Social Science

Forgotten Empire

Author : John Curtis
ISBN : 9780520247314
Genre : Art
File Size : 88.25 MB
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A richly-illustrated and important book that traces the rise and fall of one of the ancient world's largest and richest empires.
Category: Art