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The Elamite World

Edited by: Javier Álvarez-Mon , Gian Pietro Basello , Yasmina Wicks

Print publication date:  January  2018
Online publication date:  January  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138999893
eBook ISBN: 9781315658032
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Amongst the civilizations to participate in the dynamic processes of contact and interchange that gave rise to complex societies in the ancient Near East, Elam has remained one of the most obscure, at times languishing in the background of scholarly inquiry. In recent years, however, an increasing body of academic publications have acknowledged its relevance and suggested that its legacy was more considerable and long-lasting than previously estimated.

The Elamite World assembles a group of 40 international scholars to contribute their expertise to the production of a solid, lavishly illustrated, English language treatment of Elamite civilization. It covers topics such as its physical setting, historical development, languages and people, material culture, art, science, religion and society, as well as the legacy of Elam in the Persian empire and its presence in the modern world.

This comprehensive and ambitious survey seeks for Elam, hardly a household name, a noteworthy place in our shared cultural heritage. It will be both a valuable introductory text for a general audience and a definitive reference source for students and academics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Ælam regio Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Elam and the Bible Download PDF
Chapter  3:  France and Elam Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Between orientalism and Persomania Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Elamite forgeries and the antiquities market Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Physical geography and environment of Elam Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Metals and mining Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The peoples of Elam Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Elamites and Iranians  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The birth of Elam in history Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Old Elamite period Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Elam in the Middle Elamite period Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The last centuries of Elam Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Great Domino games Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Elam and Babylonia c. 1400–1100 BC Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Elam and Assyria Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Propaganda and symbolism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Prehistoric administrative technologies and the ancient Near Eastern redistribution economy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The proto-Elamite writing system Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Linear Elamite writing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Elamite language Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Writing in Elam Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Elamite royal inscriptions Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Elamite administration Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Elamite architecture Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Elamite ceramics Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The metal arts of Elam Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The industry of vitreous materials in Elam Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Origins of monumental sculpture in Elam Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The sculptural arts of Elam Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Glyptic in the 4th–2nd millennium Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Glyptic in the 1st millennium Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Elamite dress and textiles  Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Cuneiform culture and science, calendars, and metrology in Elam Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Elamite religion and ritual Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Elamite funerary practices Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Women of Elam Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Music Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Elamite administrative and religious heritage in the Persian heartland Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The Elamite artistic heritage of Persia Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Elam in Achaemenid studies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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