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Title Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2016

Edition 2nd ed
Subject Heading Middle East -- History -- To 622.
Egypt -- History -- To 640 A.D.
To 640
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION; Studying the Ancient Near East; What Is the ""Near East""?; The Nature of Historical Study; Antiquity's ""Clues""; Creating a Chronology for the Ancient Near East; A Note on Chronological Terminology: B.C.E./C.E. vs. B.C./A.D.; Absolute and Relative Chronology; Sources for Ancient Near Eastern Chronology; Prelude: Near Eastern Prehistory; The Origins of Sedentary Life (c. 10,500-8300 B.C.E.); Early Agricultural Communities in Southwest Asia (c. 8300-6000 B.C.E.)
The Development of Complex Societies in Southwest Asia (c. 6000-3700 B.C.E.)Early Cultures of the Nile Valley (c. 13,000-3500 B.C.E.); Major Social, Economic, and Political Developments of the Neolithic Age; Debating the Evidence The Emergence of Social Stratification and Male Dominance; CHAPTER 2 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION IN WESTERN ASIA; The Emergence of Mesopotamian Civilization (c. 3700-3000 B.C.E.); The Urban Revolution; The Development of Cuneiform Writing; Debating the Evidence The Origin of the Sumerians; Other People of Mesopotamia; The Emergence of Elam
The Mesopotamian Early Dynastic Period (c. 3000-2330 B.C.E.)An Era of Independent City-States; Debating the Evidence The ""Royal Tombs"" of Ur; Mesopotamian Culture During the Early Dynastic Era; Religion and Worldview; Debating the Evidence The Sacred Marriage Ceremony; Debating the Evidence The Development of Kingship; Economy and Society; Education, Literature, and the Arts; Science, Technology, and Warfare; Urbanization in Other Areas of Western Asia (c. 3300-2300 B.C.E.); Early Bronze Age Syria and Palestine; Early Bronze Age Anatolia and Iran; CHAPTER 3 THE FIRST MESOPOTAMIAN EMPIRES
The Akkadian Empire (c. 2334-2193 B.C.E.)Sargon of Akkad (c. 2334-2279 B.C.E.); Sargon's Successors; Debating the Evidence Divine Kingship; Administration of the Empire; Debating the Evidence Explaining the Empire's Collapse; The Third Dynasty of Ur (c. 2112-2004 B.C.E.); Ur's Rise to Power; Shulgi's Reforms; The Fall of Ur; Persian Gulf and Central Asian Civilizations; Dilmun, Magan, and Meluhha; The Oxus Civilization; CHAPTER 4 THE OLD BABYLONIAN PERIOD AND ITS AFTERMATH; The ""Interregnum"" After the Fall of Ur (c. 2000-1800 B.C.E.); The Assyrian Merchant Colony at Kanesh
The Ascendancy of Isin and LarsaThe Era of Hammurabi and His Dynasty (c. 1800-1595 B.C.E.); The Creation of Shamshi-Adad's Empire; Hammurabi and His Successors; Old Babylonian Cultural Developments; Literature; Religion; Debating the Evidence The ""Code"" of Hammurabi; Babylonian Society and Customs in the Code; The Hittite Old Kingdom; Debating the Evidence Indo-European Origins; The Emergence of a Hittite State; The Emergence of Other New Peoples; The Hurrians and the Kingdom of Mitanni; Kassite Rule in Babylonia; CHAPTER 5 EGYPT TO THE END OF THE OLD KINGDOM
Note The Late Predynastic Era (c. 3500-3000 B.C.E.)
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Summary 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
Note Taylor & Francis Taylor & Francis All eBooks
Other Author Stiebing, William H., Jr
ISBN 9781315511160 (electronic bk.)
1315511169 (electronic bk.)
9781315511177 (e-book ; PDF)
1315511177 (e-book ; PDF)
9780321422972 (pbk.) 032142297X
Physical Description 1 online resource (416 pages)

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