New PDF release: Archaeologies of the Middle East: Critical Perspectives

By Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck

ISBN-10: 0631230009

ISBN-13: 9780631230007

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Archaeologies of the center East presents an leading edge advent to the archaeology of this attention-grabbing area and a window on either its earlier and current. Written via many of the most sensible archaeologists of the center East: students from various backgrounds with a variety of pursuits and highbrow ways assurance spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic occasions Explores the connections among modern day politics and the social context of archaeological perform and numerous underutilized techniques to archaeological interpretation Designed for pupil use

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The extensive polity assembled under Hammurabi did not much outlast his death, as was also the case with the Old Assyrian state under Shamshi-Adad. The time between ca. E. is exceptional because of the relative stability, despite conflicts, and the establishment of diplomatic relationships between a number of major polities, among them Egypt, the Hittites in Anatolia, the Kassite dynasty in Babylonia, and Hurri-Mittani in northern Syria. The best information on these connections comes from Egyptian texts at Tell el-Amarna, Pharaoh Akhenaten’s capital.

G. Schick 1998) that aims to create a space-time systematics at the level of specific rulers, rather than contributing to anthropological-historical knowledge of social development (Insoll 1999:3–7). E. 638–mid-13th century). This period is of long-standing interest for its urban planning and architecture. The earliest and most famous major public building from this period is the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem (Grabar 1990). The foundation of new cities in the vicinity of older ones gave planners the opportunity of imposing an artificial urban layout.

The end of Seleucid power is attributed to the rise of Parthia in the east (ca. E. 227) and Rome in the west. , the Parthian dynasty established itself as a political counterweight against Rome. The territory reached from Afghanistan to the upper Euphrates which was the border with Rome. Despite a dynasty that is one of the longest-lasting of the Near East, Parthian history is marginalized in Near Eastern historiography because written sources are scarce, and much of what we know is derived from the adversarial information of Roman authors (Ball 2000:12–13).

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