The Face of the Ancient Orient: Near Eastern Civilization in Pre-classical Times

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Courier Corporation, Aug 9, 2001 - History - 328 pages
Examines the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Hittites, Hurrians, Canaanites, Aramaeans, Israelites, and Persians, offers a synthesis of Near Eastern accomplishments in politics, society, literature, and the arts, and presents a wealth of quotations from the little-known writings. "A valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." — American Historical Review. 32 halftones, 5 figures, 1 map.
 

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Contents

THE ORIENTAL RENAISSANCE
xiii
The Components
11
THE SUMERIANS
13
THE BABYLONIANS AND ASSYRIANS
48
THE EGYPTIANS
80
The Catalysts
131
THE HITTITES AND THE HURRIANS
133
THE CANAANITES AND THE ARAMAEANS
174
ISRAEL
202
The Synthesis
245
THE PERSIANS
247
THE FACE OF THE ANCIENT ORIENT
272
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