The Ancient Near East

Cartography: Tübinger Atlas des vorderen Orients, Wiesbaden 1990 onwards; Atlante storico del Vicino Oriente antico, Rome 1982 onwards. Cultural atlas: M. Roaf, Cultural Atlas ofMesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, New York 1990.

Author: Mario Liverani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134750849

Category: History

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The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (c. 3500–500 bc) in a single work. Liverani draws upon over 25 years’ worth of experience and this personal odyssey has enabled him to retrace the history of the peoples of the Ancient Near East. The history of the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians and more is meticulously detailed by one of the leading scholars of Assyriology. Utilizing research derived from the most recent archaeological finds, the text has been fully revised for this English edition and explores Liverani’s current thinking on the history of the Ancient Near East. The rich and varied illustrations for each historical period, augmented by new images for this edition, provide insights into the material and textual sources for the Ancient Near East. Many highlight the ingenuity and technological prowess of the peoples in the Ancient East. Never before available in English, The Ancient Near East represents one of the greatest books ever written on the subject and is a must read for students who will not have had the chance to explore the depth of Liverani’s scholarship.

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Cultural Atlas for Young People: First Civilizations. Rev. ed. New York: Facts on File, 2003. Roaf, Michael. Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. New York: Facts on File, 1990.

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A Guide to Biblical Research

Based on the Tübingen Atlas of the Near and Middle East ( Stuttgart 2001 ) . ... The maps of Palestine , the Mediterranean environment , and the Ancient Near East ( 50 x 72 cm = 19.7 " x 28.3 " ) cover the span of time from the third ...

Author: Stanisław Bazyliński

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 8876536302

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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Seven Wonders of the Ancient Middle East

New York: Reader's Digest, 2002. Renfrew, Lord, and Paul G Bahn, eds. The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Roaf, Michael. Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East ...

Author: Michael Woods

Publisher: Lerner Books [UK]

ISBN: 9780761343240

Category: Middle East

Page: 80

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Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture

Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. New York: Facts on File, 1990. Roth, Martha T. Law Collections from Mesopotamia and Asia Minor. 2nd ed. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997. Roux, Georges. Ancient Iraq. 3rd ed.

Author: William H. Stiebing Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315511160

Category: History

Page: 416

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This introduction to the Ancient Near East includes coverage of Egypt and a balance of political, social, and cultural coverage. Organized by the periods, kingdoms, and empires generally used in Near Eastern political history, the text interlaces social and cultural history with the political narrative. This combination allows students to get a rounded introduction to the subject of Ancient Near Eastern history. An emphasis on problems and areas of uncertainty helps students understand how evidence is used to create interpretations and allows them to realize that several different interpretations of the same evidence are possible.This introduction to the Ancient Near East includes coverage of Egypt and a balance of political, social, and cultural coverage.

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. New York, Oxford: Equinox, Facts on File. Röllig, W. (ed.) (1977–). Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients. Wiesbaden: Reichert. Sasson, J. (ed.) (1995). Civilizations of the Ancient ...

Author: Daniel C. Snell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119362463

Category: History

Page: 528

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The new edition of the popular survey of Near Eastern civilization from the Bronze Age to the era of Alexander the Great A Companion to the Ancient Near East explores the history of the region from 4400 BCE to the Macedonian conquest of the Persian Empire in 330 BCE. Original and revised essays from a team of distinguished scholars from across disciplines address subjects including the politics, economics, architecture, and heritage of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Part of the Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series, this acclaimed single-volume reference combines lively writing with engaging and relatable topics to immerse readers in this fascinating period of Near East history. The new second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include new developments in relevant fields, particularly archaeology, and expand on themes of interest to contemporary students. Clear, accessible chapters offer fresh discussions on the history of the family and gender roles, the literature, languages, and religions of the region, pastoralism, medicine and philosophy, and borders, states, and warfare. New essays highlight recent discoveries in cuneiform texts, investigate how modern Egyptians came to understand their ancient history, and examine the place of archaeology among the historical disciplines. This volume: Provides substantial new and revised content covering topics such as social conflict, kingship, cosmology, work, trade, and law Covers the civilizations of the Sumerians, Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Israelites, and Persians, emphasizing social and cultural history Examines the legacy of the Ancient Near East in the medieval and modern worlds Offers a uniquely broad geographical, chronological, and topical range Includes a comprehensive bibliographical guide to Ancient Near East studies as well as new and updated references and reading suggestions Suitable for use as both a primary reference or as a supplement to a chronologically arranged textbook, A Companion to the Ancient Near East, 2nd Edition is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, instructors in the field, and scholars from other disciplines.

Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC

Philip, Graham, Metal Weapons of the Early and Middle Bronze Ages in Syria-Palestine, 2 vols (Oxford: BAR International Series, 1989). ... Roaf, Michael, Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East (New ...

Author: William J. Hamblin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134520626

Category: History

Page: 544

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The only book available that covers this subject, Warfare in the Ancient Near East is a groundbreaking and fascinating study of ancient near Eastern military history from the Neolithic era to the middle Bronze Ages. Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, William J. Hamblin synthesizes current knowledge and offers a detailed analysis of the military technology, ideology and practices of Near Eastern warfare. Paying particular attention to the earliest known examples of holy war ideaology in Mesopotamia and Egypt, Hamblin focuses on: * recruitment and training of the infantry * the logistics and weaponry of warfare * the shift from stone to metal weapons * the role played by magic * narratives of combat and artistic representations of battle * the origins and development of the chariot as military transportation * fortifications and siegecraft *developments in naval warfare. Beautifully illustrated, including maps of the region, this book is essential for experts and non-specialists alike.

Babylonia A Very Short Introduction

T. R. and Birkett-Rees, J. (2016), Atlas of the Ancient Near East, Abingdon: Routledge. *Chavalas, M. W. (ed.) (2006), The Ancient Near East: Historical Sources in Translation, Oxford: Blackwell. *Hallo, W. W. and Younger, K. L. (2003), ...

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191039935

Category: History

Page: 144

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The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. After playing host to three great empires, the Hammurabic and Kassite empires, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire ruled by Nebuchadnezzar, it was conquered by the Persians. Entered triumphantly by Alexander the Great, it later provided the setting for the Conquerer's deathbed. Squabbled over by his heirs, Babylonia was subsequently dominated by the Parthian and Roman empires. In this Very Short Introduction, Trevor Bryce takes us on a journey of more than 2,000 years across the history and civilization of ancient Babylonia, from the emergence of its chief city, Babylon, as a modest village on the Euphrates in the 3rd millennium BC through successive phases of triumph, decline, and resurgence until its royal capital faded into obscurity in the Roman imperial era. Exploring key historical events as well as the day-to-day life of an ancient Babylonian, Bryce provides a comprehensive guide to one of history's most profound civilizations. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Brill s New Pauly Historical atlas of the ancient world

Each map is accompanied by a text that outlines the main historical developments. These texts include bibliographies and 65 additional maps, tables, and stemmata that provide further elucidation.

Author: Helmuth Schneider


ISBN: 9004171568

Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: 307

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This new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire from the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD. The atlas has 170 large color maps that document the main historical developments. Each map is accompanied by a text that outlines the main historical developments. These texts include bibliographies and 65 additional maps, tables, and stemmata that provide further elucidation.

Reader s Guide to Military History

Aharoni, Yohanan (editor), Macmillan Bible Atlas, 5rd edition, New York: Macmillan, I993 Bienkowski, Piotr and Alan Millard, Dictionary of the Ancient Near East, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, and London: British Museum ...

Author: Charles Messenger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135959708

Category: History

Page: 986

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This book contains some 600 entries on a range of topics from ancient Chinese warfare to late 20th-century intervention operations. Designed for a wide variety of users, it encompasses general reviews of aspects of military organization and science, as well as specific wars and conflicts. The book examines naval and air warfare, as well as significant individuals, including commanders, theorists, and war leaders. Each entry includes a listing of additional publications on the topic, accompanied by an article discussing these publications with reference to their particular emphases, strengths, and limitations.

Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East

Archaic Bookkeeping : Writing and Techniques of Economic Administration in the Ancient Near East . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1993 . Oppenheim , A. L. Ancient Mesopotamia : Portrait of a Dead Civilization . 2nd ed .

Author: Louis L. Orlin

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472069926

Category: History

Page: 239

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Intended for readers seeking insight into the day-to-day life of some of the world's most ancient peoples, Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East presents brief, fascinating explorations of key aspects of the civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Asia Minor, and Iran. With vignettes on agriculture, architecture, crafts and industries, literature, religion, topography, and history, Orlin has created something refreshingly unique: a modern guidebook to an ancient world. The book also reaches out to students of the Ancient Near Eastern World with essays on decipherments, comparative cultural developments between Egypt and Mesopotamia, and language and literature. In addition to general readers, the book will be useful in the classroom as a text supplementing a more conventional introduction to Near Eastern Studies. "Well-written and accessible, Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East deftly connects the past with present experience by drawing out the differences between, for instance, modern churches and ancient temples, and frequently employing biblical references. This simplicity together with connecting contemporary to ancient experience makes the text ideal for freshmen and general readers." ---Marc Cooper, Professor of History, Missouri State University Now Professor Emeritus, Louis L. Orlin taught in the department of Ancient Near Eastern History and Literature at the University of Michigan for more than thirty years. He is the author and editor of several books, including Assyrian Colonies in Cappadocia and Ancient Near Eastern Literature: A Bibliography of One Thousand Items on the Cuneiform Literatures of the Ancient World.

Cities and the Shaping of Memory in the Ancient Near East

"Sculptors and designers at Persepolis” in Investigating Artistic Environments in the Ancient Near East, Ann C. Gunter (ed.), Washington DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 105*114. 1996. Cultural atlas of ...

Author: Ömür Harmanşah

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107311183

Category: Social Science


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This book investigates the founding and building of cities in the ancient Near East. The creation of new cities was imagined as an ideological project or a divine intervention in the political narratives and mythologies of Near Eastern cultures, often masking the complex processes behind the social production of urban space. During the Early Iron Age (c.1200–850 BCE), Assyrian and Syro-Hittite rulers developed a highly performative official discourse that revolved around constructing cities, cultivating landscapes, building watercourses, erecting monuments and initiating public festivals. This volume combs through archaeological, epigraphic, visual, architectural and environmental evidence to tell the story of a region from the perspective of its spatial practices, landscape history and architectural technologies. It argues that the cultural processes of the making of urban spaces shape collective memory and identity as well as sites of political performance and state spectacle.

Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. New York: Equinox. Rohn, Karin. 2011. Beschriftete mesopotamische Siegel der frühdynastischen und der Akkad-Zeit. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, Series Archaeologica, 32.

Author: Brian A. Brown

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781614510352

Category: Art

Page: 842

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This volume assembles more than 30 articles focusing on the visual, material, and environmental arts of the Ancient Near East. Specific case studies range temporally from the fourth millennium up to the Hellenistic period and geographically from Iran to the eastern Mediterranean. Contributions apply innovative theoretical and methodological approaches to archaeological evidence and critically examine the historiography of the discipline itself. Not intended to be comprehensive, the volume instead captures a cross-section of the field of Ancient Near Eastern art history as its stands in the second decade of the twenty-first century. The volume will be of value to scholars working in the Ancient Near East as well as others interested in newer art historical and anthropological approaches to visual culture.

The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History illustrates in a chronological series of maps, the evolution and flux of races in Europe, the Mediterranean area and the Near East.

Author: Colin McEvedy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140513486

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History illustrates in a chronological series of maps, the evolution and flux of races in Europe, the Mediterranean area and the Near East. From 50,000 B.C. to the fourth century A.D., it is one of the most successful of the bestselling historical atlas series.

A History of the Ancient Near East Ca 3000 323 BC

(1969) Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament, 3rd ed., Princeton. ... Roaf, Michael (1990) Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, Oxford. Roaf, Michael (2012) “The Fall of Babylon in 1499 NC or 1595 ...

Author: Marc Van De Mieroop

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118718162

Category: History

Page: 424

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Incorporating the latest scholarly research, the third edition of A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000–323 BC presents a comprehensive overview of the multicultural civilizations of the ancient Near East. Integrates the most up-to-date research, and includes a richer selection of supplementary materials Addresses the wide variety of political, social, and cultural developments in the ancient Near East Updated features include new “Key Debate” boxes at the end of each chapter to engage students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues; a comprehensive timeline of events; and 46 new illustrations, including 12 color photos Features a new chapter addressing governance and continuity in the region during the Persian Empire Offers in-depth, accessible discussions of key texts and sources, including the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh

The Balkans and the Near East

Knapp, Bernard A. (1988): The History and Culture of Ancient Western Asia and Egypt. ... Manley, John (1994):The Atlas ofPast Worlds. ... Roaf, Michael (1990): Cultural atlas ofMesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. New York: Equinox.

Author: Karl Kaser

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643501905

Category: History

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The Balkans and the Near East share millennia of a joint history, which stretches from the settling of man to the 20th century. The task split between the various scholarly disciplines into the fields of Balkan studies and Near (Middle) East studies has resulted in dividing a shared history into various sub-histories. This book reunites these isolated histories, opening up completely new historical perspectives. (Series: Studies on South East Europe - Vol. 12)

Hasan i Sabah

Urartu Urartu arose as a political power in eastern Anatolia in the ninth century. It was situated in the area between the Black ... 1 Bryce and Birkett-Rees, Atlas of the Ancient Near East, p. 189. 2 Van De Mieroop, A History of the ...

Author: James Wasserman

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892546879

Category: History

Page: 440

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This publication includes the first English translation of the 1310 biography of Hasan-i-Sabah by Rashid al-Din: The Biography of Our Master (Sar-Guzasht-i-Sayyidna) Hasan-i-Sabah was born in northern Persia around 1050 and died in 1124. He was an Ismaili missionary (or dai) who founded the Nizari Ismailis after the usurpation of the Fatimid Imamate by the military dictator of Egypt. It may be said that Hasan founded and operated the world’s most successful mystical secret society, while building a political territory in which to maintain his independence. The small empire he created would be home to him, his followers, and their descendants for 166 years. Today, under the leadership of the Aga Khan, the Nizari Ismailis are one of the preeminent Muslim sects in the world, numbering some twenty million members in twenty-five countries. The medieval Nizaris were also known as Assassins or Hashishim. They became embedded in European consciousness because of their contact with the Knights Templar, and other Crusaders and visitors to the Near East. Several Europeans reported back with strange (and largely false) tales of the Assassins. In the fourteenth century, they were widely popularized by the famed Venetian traveler and writer Marco Polo in The Travels of Marco Polo. He added a whole new level of myth in his account of the sect (included in this volume along with extensive commentary). Of greatest interest is the idea that the Assassins were the spiritual initiators of the Knights Templar. If this is true, Hasan-i-Sabah would be in part responsible for the European Renaissance that would reclaim the spiritual centrality of the Hermetic writings and the Gnostic/Esoteric trends that continue to this day. Essential reading for an understanding of modern esoteric secret societies and today’s headlines coming from the Middle East. Includes 9 maps.

Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

The rediscovery of the Ancient Near East resulted in a real Egyptomania in the West (Ucko et al., Encounters with Ancient Egypt). ... M. Roaf, Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, New York: Equinox, 1990.

Author: Edward Bispham

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748627141

Category: History

Page: 616

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The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, from poetry to archaeology, from art history to numismatics, and many more.

The Oxford History of the Biblical World

A political and cultural history of the peoples and provinces of the Roman Near East through the reign of Constantine, ... A compendium of essays on all aspects of life in the ancient Near East. ... Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt.

Author: Michael D. Coogan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199881482

Category: Religion

Page: 508

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In this impressive volume, leading scholars offer compelling glimpses into the biblical world, the world in which prophets, poets, sages, and historians created one of our most important texts--the Bible. For more than a century, archaeologists have been unearthing the tombs, temples, texts, and artifacts of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world. Using new approaches, contemporary scholars have begun to synthesize this material with the biblical traditions. The Oxford History of the Biblical World incorporates the best of this scholarship, and in chronologically ordered chapters presents the reader with a readable and integrated study of the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, and religion of biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity in their larger cultural contexts. The authors also examine such issues as the roles of women, the tensions between urban and rural settings, royal and kinship social structures, and official and popular religions of the region. Understanding the biblical world is a vital part of understanding the Bible. Broad, authoritative, and engaging, The Oxford History of the Biblical World will illuminate for any reader the ancient world from which the Bible emerged.