Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture

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Routledge #ad - Charts, maps, figures, and historical documents introduce the reader to the material world of the ancient Near East, including Egypt. These sections make it easy for students and teachers to find and use the portions of the text devoted to scholarly arguments about various aspects of ancient Near Eastern history.

More emphasis has been placed on the role and contributions of women in the ancient Near East. This new edition of ancient near eastern History and Culture will remain a crucial text for students beginning to learn about the fascinating civilizations of the Near East. The most important change is the addition of co-author Susan N.

Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture #ad - New features in this edition include: Reorganization of the chapters on the early periods, with discussions incorporating the latest archaeological finds. Organized by the periods, and empires generally used in ancient Near Eastern political history, kingdoms, Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture interlaces social and cultural history with a political narrative.

A new chapter, "ancient israel and Judah, " has been added to cover more completely the crucial issues of ancient Israelite history and religion. The emphasis on historical debates and areas of uncertainty helps students understand how historians use evidence to create interpretations and that several different interpretations of history are possible.

Helft, research, a specialist in the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East, who has applied her considerable knowledge, insight, and editing skills throughout the book. New "debating the evidence" sections discussing current controversial issues in Near Eastern history.

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The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures

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Princeton University Press #ad - With more than 130 reading selections and 300 photographs of ancient art, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Creation Epic Enuma elish, architecture, the Code of Hammurabi, this volume provides a stimulating introduction to some of the most significant and widely studied texts of the ancient Near East, and artifacts, and the Baal Cycle.

James pritchard's classic anthologies of the ancient Near East have introduced generations of readers to texts essential for understanding the peoples and cultures of this important region. For students of history, archaeology, and anthropology, religion, the Bible, this anthology provides a wealth of material for understanding the ancient Near East.

The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures #ad - Represents the diverse cultures and languages of the ancient near east--sumerian, canaanite, ugaritic, egyptian, Akkadian, Hittite, architecture, and Aramaic--in a wide range of genres: Historical texts Legal texts and treaties Inscriptions Hymns Didactic and wisdom literature Oracles and prophecies Love poetry and other literary texts LettersNew foreword puts the classic translations in contextMore than 300 photographs document ancient art, and artifacts related to the textsFully indexed .

Now these two enduring works have been combined and integrated into one convenient and richly illustrated volume, with a new foreword that puts the translations in context.

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Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East

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Oxford University Press #ad - Allowing them to speak in their own words, Podany reveals how these leaders and their ambassadors devised a remarkably sophisticated system of diplomacy and trade. Amanda podany here takes readers on a vivid tour through a thousand years of ancient Near Eastern history, from 2300 to 1300 BCE, paying particular attention to the lively interactions that took place between the great kings of the day.

. Tied to one another through peace treaties and powerful obligations, they were also often bound together as in-laws, as a result of marrying one another's daughters. Over centuries they worked out ways for their ambassadors to travel safely to one another's capitals, they agreed to treaties and abided by them, they created formal rules of interaction and ways to work out disagreements, and their efforts had paid off with the exchange of luxury goods that each country wanted from the other.

A remarkable account of a pivotal moment in world history--the establishment of international diplomacy thousands of years before the United Nations--Brotherhood of Kings offers a vibrantly written history of the region often known as the "cradle of civilization. Oxford university Press USA. What the kings forged, as they saw it, was a relationship of friends-brothers-across hundreds of miles.

Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East #ad - Indeed, any one of the great powers of the time could have tried to take over the others through warfare, but diplomacy usually prevailed and provided a respite from bloodshed. Instead of fighting, the kings learned from one another, and cooperated in peace. These rulers had almost never met one another in person, but they felt a strong connection--a real brotherhood--which gradually made wars between them less common.

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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed Turning Points in Ancient History

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Princeton University Press #ad - How did it happen?in this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, " Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. In 1177 B.

C. Marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. No more trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed Turning Points in Ancient History #ad - C. Along with writing systems, technology, suddenly ceased to exist, which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, and monumental architecture. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. Sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age―and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.

1177 b c the year Civilization Collapsed. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.

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Who Wrote the Bible?

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HarperOne #ad - Who wrote the bible? is enlightening, and as the Los Angeles Times aptly observed in its rave review, riveting, an important contribution to religious literature, “There is no other book like this one. Oxford university Press USA. The author of commentary on the torah, Friedman delves deeply into the history of the Bible in a scholarly work that is as exciting and surprising as a good detective novel.

1177 b c the year Civilization Collapsed. The contemporary classic the new york times Book Review called “a thought-provoking and perceptive guide, ” Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard E. HarperOne. Friedman is a fascinating, intellectual, yet highly readable analysis and investigation into the authorship of the Old Testament.

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Women's America: Refocusing the Past

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Oxford University Press #ad - Women's America: Refocusing the Past #ad - Featuring a mix of primary source documents, articles, and illustrations, Women's America: Refocusing the Past has long been an invaluable resource. 1177 b c the year Civilization Collapsed. Now in its eighth edition, the book has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments in U. S. HarperOne.

Women's history. Oxford university Press USA.

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The Ancient Near East, Volume 1: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures

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Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East

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Oxford University Press #ad - 1177 b c the year Civilization Collapsed. Oxford university Press USA. A remarkable account of a pivotal moment in world history--the establishment of international diplomacy thousands of years before the United Nations--Brotherhood of Kings offers a vibrantly written history of the region often known as the "cradle of civilization.

Oxford university Press USA. Amanda podany here takes readers on a vivid tour through a thousand years of ancient Near Eastern history, from 2300 to 1300 BCE, paying particular attention to the lively interactions that took place between the great kings of the day. HarperOne. What the kings forged, as they saw it, was a relationship of friends-brothers-across hundreds of miles.

Indeed, any one of the great powers of the time could have tried to take over the others through warfare, but diplomacy usually prevailed and provided a respite from bloodshed. These rulers had almost never met one another in person, but they felt a strong connection--a real brotherhood--which gradually made wars between them less common.

Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East #ad - Over centuries they worked out ways for their ambassadors to travel safely to one another's capitals, they created formal rules of interaction and ways to work out disagreements, they agreed to treaties and abided by them, and their efforts had paid off with the exchange of luxury goods that each country wanted from the other.

Used book in Good Condition. Instead of fighting, the kings learned from one another, and cooperated in peace. Allowing them to speak in their own words, Podany reveals how these leaders and their ambassadors devised a remarkably sophisticated system of diplomacy and trade.

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American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - In 1607, powhatan teenager pocahontas first encountered English settlers when John Smith was brought to her village as a captive. Marine corps lifted its ban on women in active combat, allowing female marines to join the sisterhood of American women who stand at the center of this country's history. About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Oxford university Press USA. The book begins with a comprehensive look at early america, making it clear that women's experiences were not always the same as men's, along with issues of settlement, with gender at the center, slavery, and looking at the colonizers as well as the colonized, and regional variations.

American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - Ware explores the major transformations in women's history, with attention to a wide range of themes from political activism to popular culture, the work force and the family. In american women's history: a very short introduction Susan Ware emphasizes the richly diverse experiences of American women as they were shaped by factors such as race, age, religion, class, geographical location, and sexual orientation.

She shows how women's domestic and waged labor shaped the Northern economy, and how slavery affected the lives of both free and enslaved Southern women. At the core of ware's narrative is the recognition that gender - the changing historical and cultural constructions of roles assigned to the biological differences of the sexes - is central to understanding the history of American women's lives, and to the history of the United States.

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Old Testament Parallels New Revised and Expanded Third Edition: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East

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Paulist Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. An all-new translation of the most important ancient Near East documents that share parallel themes and issues with biblical stories. Oxford university Press USA. 1177 b c the year Civilization Collapsed. Oxford university Press USA. Old testament parallels new Revised and Expanded Third Edition Laws and Stories from the Ancient near East.

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The File: A Personal History

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HarperOne. Oxford university Press USA. A rich and instructive examination of the Cold War past. The new york timesin 1978 a romantic young Englishman took up residence in Berlin to see what that divided city could teach him about tyranny and freedom. Moving from document to remembrance, from the offices of British intelligence to the living rooms of retired Stasi officers, The File is a personal narrative as gripping, as disquieting, and as morally provocative as any fiction by George Orwell or Graham Greene.

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