The Cambridge Ancient History

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I. E. S. Edwards, Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, C. J. Gadd, N. G. L. Hammond
Cambridge University Press, Oct 31, 1971 - History - 1080 pages
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Part II of volume I deals with the history of the Near East from about 3000 to 1750 B.C. In Egypt, a long period of political unification and stability enabled the kings of the Old Kingdom to develop and exploit natural resources, to mobilize both the manpower and the technical skill to build the pyramids, and to encourage sculptors in the production of works of superlative quality. After a period of anarchy and civil war at the end of the Sixth Dynasty the local rulers of Thebes established the so-called Middle Kingdom, restoring an age of political calm in which the arts could again flourish. In Western Asia, Babylonia was the main centre and source of civilisation, and her moral, though not always her military, hegemony was recognized and accepted by the surrounding countries of Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Assyria and Elam. The history of the region is traced from the late Uruk and Jamdat Nasr periods up to the rise of Hammurabi, the most significant developments being the invention of writing in the Uruk period, the emergence of the Semites as a political factor under Sargon, and the success of the centralized bureaucracy under the Third Dynasty of Ur.
  

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
The foundation of Memphis
15
Foreign relations
40
Religion and funerary beliefs
51
chapter xiii
93
CHAPTER XIV
145
CHAPTER xv
208
dwellings
218
CHAPTER xx
464
CHAPTER XXI
532
chapter xxii
595
vn Successors of the Ur Dynasty
631
Intervention from abroad
638
CHAPTER XXIII
644
n The Elamite kings of Simashki
654
23001750 B C
681

chronology
230
CHAPTER XVII
315
Cities of the plain and the coast
333
Egyptians in Sinai and Palestine
351
ANATOLIA
363
the north
371
Chronology
403
THE IDENTIFICATION OF TROY
411
GUTIAN INVASION
417
legends concerning them
440
ANATOLIA IN
707
CYPRUS IN THE EARLY BRONZE
808
Abbreviations page
877
Chapter xiv
902
Chapter xxn
960
Chapter xxm
968
Chronological Tables
994
General Index
1018
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