Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture

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Routledge, 2016 - History - 416 pages

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.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER 2 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION IN WESTERN ASIA
31
CHAPTER 3 THE FIRST MESOPOTAMIAN EMPIRES
69
CHAPTER 4 THE OLD BABYLONIAN PERIOD AND ITS AFTERMATH
92
CHAPTER 5 EGYPT TO THE END OF THE OLD KINGDOM
117
CHAPTER 6 THE RISE AND FALL OF THE EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM
150
CHAPTER 7 EGYPTS POWERFUL EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY
173
CHAPTER 8 THE END OF THE BRONZE AGE
205
CHAPTER 10 MESOPOTAMIAN SUPREMACY
275
CHAPTER 11 THE ACHAEMENID PERSIAN EMPIRE
312
CHAPTER 12 THE LEGACY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
346
Notes
353
Glossary
382
Chronological Chart
388
Index
390
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CHAPTER 9 RECOVERY AND TRANSFORMATION c 1100745 BCE
234

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William H. Stiebing Jr. is Porfessor Emeritus of Ancient History at the University of New Orleans.

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