Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture
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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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2 THE DAWN OF CIVILIZATION IN WESTERN ASIA
CHAPTER 3 THE FIRST MESOPOTAMIAN EMPIRES
CHAPTER 4 THE OLD BABYLONIAN PERIOD AND ITS AFTERMATH
CHAPTER 5 EGYPT TO THE END OF THE OLD KINGDOM
CHAPTER 6 THE RISE AND FALL OF THE EGYPTIAN MIDDLE KINGDOM
CHAPTER 7 EGYPTS POWERFUL EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY
CHAPTER 8 THE END OF THE BRONZE AGE
CHAPTER 9 RECOVERY AND TRANSFORMATION c 1100745 BCE