Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East


Author: Michael Roaf
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 9780816022182
Category: History
Page: 238
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Surveys the history and development of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilization, describing the cultural, technological, political, and economic achievements of the different peoples living there

Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East


Author: Michael Roaf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Iraq
Page: 238
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Maps on lining papers and bibliography.

Atlas of the Ancient Near East

From Prehistoric Times to the Roman Imperial Period
Author: Trevor Bryce,Jessie Birkett-Rees
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317562100
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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This atlas provides students and scholars with a broad range of information on the development of the Ancient Near East from prehistoric times through the beginning of written records in the Near East (c. 3000 BC) to the late Roman Empire and the rise of Islam. The geographical coverage of the Atlas extends from the Aegean coast of Anatolia in the west through Iran and Afghanistan to the east, and from the Black and Caspian Seas in the north to Arabia and the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean in the south. The Atlas of the Ancient Near East includes a wide-ranging overview of the civilizations and kingdoms discussed, written in a lively and engaging style, which considers not only political and military issues but also introduces the reader to social and cultural topics such as trade, religion, how people were educated and entertained, and much more. With a comprehensive series of detailed maps, supported by the authors’ commentary and illustrations of major sites and key artifacts, this title is an invaluable resource for students who wish to understand the fascinating cultures of the Ancient Near East.

Balkan und Naher Osten

Einführung in eine gemeinsame Geschichte
Author: Karl Kaser
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
ISBN: 9783205786245
Category: Balkan Peninsula
Page: 462
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Reader's Guide to Military History


Author: Charles Messenger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135959773
Category: Reference
Page: 986
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This book contains some 600 entries on a range of topics from ancient Chinese warfare to late 20th-century intervention operations. Designed for a wide variety of users, it encompasses general reviews of aspects of military organization and science, as well as specific wars and conflicts. The book examines naval and air warfare, as well as significant individuals, including commanders, theorists, and war leaders. Each entry includes a listing of additional publications on the topic, accompanied by an article discussing these publications with reference to their particular emphases, strengths, and limitations.

The Oxford History of the Biblical World


Author: Michael David Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195139372
Category: Religion
Page: 487
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Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt
Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644122814
Category: History
Page: 944
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«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective


Author: Fred S. Kleiner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111784752
Category: Education
Page: 464
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Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 13th Edition of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today's classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide. New to this edition are the three levels of review including extended image captions, The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline. ArtStudy Online is a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly. Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Atlas of World History


Author: Patrick Karl O'Brien
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019521921X
Category: Reference
Page: 312
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Maps follow the march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century.

1177 v. Chr.

Der erste Untergang der Zivilisation
Author: Eric H. Cline
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806231953
Category:
Page: 352
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Was Achilles a Jew?

Hebraic Contributions to Greek Civilization
Author: Larry S. Milner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465333150
Category: History
Page: 519
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Significant interest has always existed about the origin of Classic Greek culture, but despite the long-standing attention, scholars continue to disagree on where this amazing civilization got its start. The Mycenaeans were the earliest Greek-speaking people on the mainland, but the country entered a Dark Age following the end of the Trojan War, and in the Archaic Age which followed, the fundamentals of Greek political and literary thought suddenly emerged, without a clear source of derivation. Historians have sometimes given credit to the Egyptians, Phoenicians, or other Eastern civilizations for this evolution, but no serious consideration has been given to the ancient Hebrews, despite the fact that the Exodus from Egypt took place during the Late Bronze Age, when Mycenae was at its peak of influence in the Mediterranean Basin. In Was Achilles a Jew? Hebraic Origins to Greek Civilization, Dr. Larry Milner argues that a group of Hebrews devoted to the traditions of the patriarchs left the Exodus following the parricidal reprisals instituted by Moses during the modification of Judaism into a monotheistic faith, and migrated to Mycenae, where they became immersed into Mycenaean culture, taking part in the Trojan War. His analysis provides the most persuasive argument to date about where the Eastern influence in Greece was generated.

Mathematische Keilschrift-Texte

Mathematical Cuneiform Texts
Author: Otto Neugebauer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662327945
Category: Mathematics
Page: 516
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History


Author: Nancy H. Demand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444342347
Category: History
Page: 328
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The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History reveals the role of the complex interaction of Mediterranean seafaring and maritime connections in the development of the ancient Greek city-states. Offers fascinating insights into the origins of urbanization in the ancient Mediterranean, including the Greek city-state Based on the most recent research on the ancient Mediterranean Features a novel approach to theories of civilization change - foregoing the traditional isolationists model of development in favor of a maritime based network Argues for cultural interactions set in motion by exchange and trade by sea

Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East


Author: Richard E. Averbeck,Mark William Chavalas,David B. Weisberg
Publisher: Capital Decisions Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 500
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Die Welt der altorientalischen Bildsymbolik und das Alte Testament

am Beispiel der Psalmen
Author: Othmar Keel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525536384
Category: History
Page: 390
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Altorientalische Kunst und Altes Testament Das bewährte Standardwerk zum Verständnis der Psalmen im Lichte der altorientalischen Kunst in einer Studienausgabe. In einem Übersichtsbericht wird ein möglichst breites Bildmaterial allen an der biblischen Welt interessierten Personen leicht zugänglich gemacht. Dabei wird auf Ähnlichkeiten zwischen der Problemlage und der Vorstellungwelt dieser Bilder und solcher des Alten Testaments, speziell der Psalmen, hingewiesen. Der große Bildband von Othmar Keel hat sich seit seinem Erscheinen nicht nur als ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für die alttestamentliche Exegese, sondern auch als nützlicher Geschenkband für alle an derBibelInteressierten erwiesen. Vier Auflagen sind in Koproduktion bei den Verlagen Benziger und Neukirchen erschienen und inzwischen vergriffen. Pressestimmen "Keel legt in seinem Prachtband ein Werk vor, das den Psalmeninterpreten helfen wird, in den großen und kleinen Fragen ihres Forschungsbereiches weiterzukommen. Von diesem Band darf man schwärmen! Seine Zeichnungen und Tafeln sind ein Augenschmaus; der Textteil ist auf weite Strecken ein Genuß. Endlich wieder ein Buch, das nicht nur von ,Vorstellungen' redet, sondern sie auch in der exegetischen Zuspitzung auf bestimmte Bibeltexte, die Psalmen, visuell vorführt." E. Gerstenberger, in: Beihefte zur Evangelischen Theologie Der Autor Dr. theol. Othmar Keel ist Professor für Altes Testament an der Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Fribourg.

Die Repräsentation der Macht und die Macht der Repräsentation in Zeiten des politischen Umbruchs

Rebellion in Mesopotamien
Author: Marlies Heinz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civil war
Page: 237
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Life and thought in the ancient Near East


Author: Louis Lawrence Orlin
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
ISBN: 9780472099924
Category: History
Page: 239
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Intended for readers seeking insight into the day-to-day life of some of the world's most ancient peoples, Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East presents brief, fascinating explorations of key aspects of the civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Asia Minor, and Iran. With vignettes on agriculture, architecture, crafts and industries, literature, religion, topography, and history, Orlin has created something refreshingly unique: a modern guidebook to an ancient world. The book also reaches out to students of the Ancient Near Eastern World with essays on decipherments, comparative cultural developments between Egypt and Mesopotamia, and language and literature. In addition to general readers, the book will be useful in the classroom as a text supplementing a more conventional introduction to Near Eastern Studies. "Well-written and accessible, Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East deftly connects the past with present experience by drawing out the differences between, for instance, modern churches and ancient temples, and frequently employing biblical references. This simplicity together with connecting contemporary to ancient experience makes the text ideal for freshmen and general readers." ---Marc Cooper, Professor of History, Missouri State University Now Professor Emeritus, Louis L. Orlin taught in the department of Ancient Near Eastern History and Literature at the University of Michigan for more than thirty years. He is the author and editor of several books, including Assyrian Colonies in Cappadocia and Ancient Near Eastern Literature: A Bibliography of One Thousand Items on the Cuneiform Literatures of the Ancient World.

Alltag Im Alten Orient


Author: Astrid Nunn
Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 9783805336543
Category: Social Science
Page: 115
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Wie lebten die Menschen im Schatten der Hngenden Grten Babylons? Wie wohnten sie, wel che Kleidung trugen sie, welche Speisen nahmen sie zu sich? In dreizehn Kapiteln schildert Astrid Nunn anschaulich das alltgliche Leben der Menschen in den antiken Hochkulturen zwischen Euphrat und Tigris. Ackerbau und Viehzucht, Religion und Aberglaube, die Rolle von Frau und Familie, die Schrift und wie sie in den Schulen gelehrt wurde stellt die Autorin dabei ebenso kenntnisreich dar wie das Berufsleben, die Freizeitbeschftigungen und schlielich die Lebensvorstellungen der Sumerer, Assyrer und Babylonier. Und lt so den Alltag des Durchschnittsmenschen im antiken Irak jenseits der groen historischen Ereignisse und kunstgeschichtlichen Entwick lungen wieder aufleben.