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The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia

The Near East from the Early Bronze Age to the Fall of the Persian Empire

Authored by: Trevor Bryce , Heather D. Baker , Daniel T. Potts , Jonathan N. Tubb , Jennifer M. Webb , Paul Zimansky

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  September  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415394857
eBook ISBN: 9780203875506
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203875506
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This 500,000 word reference work provides the most comprehensive general treatment available of the peoples and places of the regions commonly referred to as the ancient Near and Middle East ? extending from the Aegean coast of Turkey in the west to the Indus river in the east. It contains some 1,500 entries on the kingdoms, countries, cities, and population groups of Anatolia, Cyprus, Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Iran and parts of Central Asia, from the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Persian empire.

Five distinguished international scholars have collaborated with the author on the project. Detailed accounts are provided of the Near/Middle Eastern peoples and places known to us from historical records. Each of these entries includes specific references to translated passages from the relevant ancient texts. Numerous entries on archaeological sites contain accounts of their history of excavation, as well as more detailed descriptions of their chief features and their significance within the commercial, cultural, and political contexts of the regions to which they belonged.

The book contains a range of illustrations, including twenty maps. It serves as a major, indeed a unique, reference source for students as well as established scholars, both of the ancient Near Eastern as well as the Classical civilizations. It also appeals to more general readers wishing to pursue in depth their interests in these civilizations. There is nothing comparable to it on the market today.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A Download PDF
Chapter  2:  B Download PDF
Chapter  3:  C Download PDF
Chapter  4:  D Download PDF
Chapter  5:  E Download PDF
Chapter  6:  F Download PDF
Chapter  7:  G Download PDF
Chapter  8:  H Download PDF
Chapter  9:  I Download PDF
Chapter  10:  J Download PDF
Chapter  11:  K Download PDF
Chapter  12:  L Download PDF
Chapter  13:  M Download PDF
Chapter  14:  N Download PDF
Chapter  15:  O Download PDF
Chapter  16:  P Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Q Download PDF
Chapter  18:  R Download PDF
Chapter  19:  S Download PDF
Chapter  20:  T Download PDF
Chapter  21:  U Download PDF
Chapter  22:  V Download PDF
Chapter  23:  W Download PDF
Chapter  24:  X Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Y Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Z Download PDF
Appendix_4 Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Historical_Overview Download PDF
Index_1 Download PDF
Appendix_2 Download PDF
Index_3 Download PDF
Appendix_3 Download PDF
General_Bibliography Download PDF
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