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Civilizations of the ancient Near East / Jack M. Sasson, editor in chief ; John Baines, Gary Beckman, Karen S. Rubinson, associate editors.

Contributor(s): Sasson, Jack M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 1995-Description: <1-4> : ill., maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0684192799; 9780684192796; 0684197200 (v. 1); 9780684197203 (v. 1); 0684197219 (v. 2); 9780684197210 (v. 2); 0684197227 (v. 3); 9780684197227 (v. 3); 0684197235 (v. 4); 9780684197234 (v. 4).Subject(s): Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622 | Middle East HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Civilizations of the ancient Near East.DDC classification: 939/.4 Other classification: 15.51
Contents:
Vol. 1, pt. 1. Ancient Near East in Western thought. pt. 2. The Environment. pt. 3. Population. pt. 4. Social institutions -- v. 2. pt. 5. History and culture -- v. 3. pt. 6. Economy and trade. pt. 7. Technology and artistic production. pt. 8. Religion and science -- v. 4. pt. 9 Language, writing, and literature. pt. 10. Visual and performing arts. pt. 11. Retrospective essays.
Summary: CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST presents this enormously rich world from a variety of perspectives. It describes the physical world of the ancient Near East, evaulates the impact of ancient near eastern civilizations on succeeding cultures, and reconstructs its cultural contexts based on archaeological findings and the deciphering of documents. The set consists of 189 artciles organized in eleven parts, enchanced by 46 maps and 612 photographs and line drawings.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Maps on lining papers.

Vol. 1, pt. 1. Ancient Near East in Western thought. pt. 2. The Environment. pt. 3. Population. pt. 4. Social institutions -- v. 2. pt. 5. History and culture -- v. 3. pt. 6. Economy and trade. pt. 7. Technology and artistic production. pt. 8. Religion and science -- v. 4. pt. 9 Language, writing, and literature. pt. 10. Visual and performing arts. pt. 11. Retrospective essays.

CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST presents this enormously rich world from a variety of perspectives. It describes the physical world of the ancient Near East, evaulates the impact of ancient near eastern civilizations on succeeding cultures, and reconstructs its cultural contexts based on archaeological findings and the deciphering of documents. The set consists of 189 artciles organized in eleven parts, enchanced by 46 maps and 612 photographs and line drawings.

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In the recent flurry of reference publishing focused on the ancient world, this four-volume set is distinguished by its rich, comprehensive approach, solid scholarship, and accessibility to students, scholars, and interested general readers. As the first major compendium of its kind, it fills an important gap in the current scholarly literature of the ancient Near East. Drawing on both archaeological and textual sources, a large international team of the most respected scholars from numerous disciplines have contributed 189 essays on a wide range of topics. The nearly 3,000 pages of text spanning more than 4,000 years of history are divided into 11 broad subjects, which include the ancient Near East in Western thought; the environment; population; social institutions; history and culture; economy and trade; technology and artistic production; religion and science; language, writing, and literature; visual and performing arts; and retrospective essays. Included also are 46 maps, 612 photographs and line drawings, time lines comparing ancient Near Eastern civilizations, and a very useful index. Essential for all libraries supporting this topic. M. R. Dittemore Smithsonian Institution Libraries

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