The Heritage of Eastern Turkey: From Earliest Settlements to Islam

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Macmillan Education AU, 2006 - History - 240 pages
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Dr Sagona has conducted many seasons of excavation and survey work in eastern Turkey. This extravagantly illustrated book traces the history of the region from the beginning of settled life (c.11,000-5,500 BC) to the spread of Islam and the resplendent Ottoman period that followed. Among its fascinating subjects are details of the obsidian trade, the emergence of agriculture and stock-breeding; the development of metallurgy; the rise of a merchant class; the constantly changing political boundaries under the Urartians, Hittites and Persians; the Roman and Christian periods; and the Arab Conquest followed by the invasion of the Seljuks and their wonderful arts. The text is supported by the rare and beautiful photography of the sites and monuments, and of artefacts produced by the many different peoples who have inhabited this fascinating region.
 

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Contents

The Landscape 1 5
15
Mount Ararat Noah and the Flood
25
chapter
31
Ethnoarchaeology and Pottery Production
42
The Late Chalcolithic Period
49
The Middle Bronze Age
61
The Late Bronze Age
68
Tell Atchana
74
The Assyrians
104
chapter five
111
h a p t e r s i x
133
Mosaics
146
A Brief History of the Religious Debates 1 52
152
Councils of the Church
176
Decorative Arts
220
The Silk Road
228

NeoHittite CityStates
83
The Kingdom of Urartu
91
Further Reading 2 36
236
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