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Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

Volume III: From the Hyksos to the Late Second Millennium BC

D. T. Potts & Nadine Moeller & Karen Radner

The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

Volume III: From the Hyksos to the Late Second Millennium BC

Oxford History of the Ancient Near East: The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

 

The Oxford History of Ancient Near East, Volume 3 covers broadly the period from 1600 to 1100 BC or in archaeological terms, the Late Bronze Age. Twelve chapters present the history of the Near East from the Hyksos state of Lower Egypt to the to the Elamites in southwestern Iran, examining the Hittites in Central Anatolia, the kingdom of Mittani in Northern Mesopotamia, the Kassites in southern Iraq, and the Mycenaeans in the Aegean.


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Beschrijving Oxford History of the Ancient Near East: The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

This groundbreaking, five-volume series offers a comprehensive, fully illustrated history of Egypt and Western Asia (the Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Iran), from the emergence of complex states to the conquest of Alexander the Great. Written by a diverse, international team of leading scholars whose expertise brings to life the people, places, and times of the remote past, the volumes in this series focus firmly on the political and social histories of the
states and communities of the ancient Near East. Individual chapters present the key textual and material sources underpinning the historical reconstruction, paying particular attention to the most recent archaeological finds and their impact on our historical understanding of the periods surveyed.

The third volume examines the period from 1600 to 1100 BC or in archaeological terms, the Late Bronze Age. Twelve chapters survey the history of the Near East and discuss the Hyksos state of Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt, and the Nubian kingdom of Kerma prior to the unification that resulted in the creation of the New Kingdom, the geo-political super power of the period. Contemporary imperial powers-the Hittites in Central Anatolia and Mittani in Upper Mesopotamia-are discussed, as are the
appearance and growth of Assyria, the kingdom of Kassite Babylonia, the Elamites of southwestern Iran, and the Mycenaeans in the Aegean. Beyond the narrative history of each region considered, the volume treats a wide range of critical topics, including the absolute chronology; state formation and
disintegration; the role of kingship, cult practice, and material culture in the creation and maintenance of social hierarchies; and long-distance trade-both terrestrial and maritime-as a vital factor in the creation of social, political, and economic networks that bridged deserts, oceans, and mountain ranges, binding together the extraordinarily diverse peoples and polities of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Near East, and Central Asia.


ISBN
9780190687601
Pagina's
800
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Serie
Oxford History of the Ancient Near East
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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