Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East

Author: Michael Roaf
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 9780816022182
Category: History
Page: 238
View: 3462
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
Category: Iraq
Page: 238
View: 964
Maps on lining papers and bibliography.

Balkan und Naher Osten

Einführung in eine gemeinsame Geschichte
Author: Karl Kaser
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
ISBN: 9783205786245
Category: Balkan Peninsula
Page: 462
View: 2344

Reader's Guide to Military History

Author: Charles Messenger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135959773
Category: History
Page: 986
View: 1424
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
View: 3747
Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity

Ancient Civilizations

Author: Dr. Brian Fagan,Chris Scarre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317350324
Category: Social Science
Page: 575
View: 7486
Drawing on many avenues of inquiry: archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and on both historical and ethnohistorical records; Ancient Civilizations, 3/e provides a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world’s first civilizations and a brief summary of the way in which they were discovered.

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
View: 4819
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.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective

Author: Fred S. Kleiner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111784752
Category: Education
Page: 464
View: 3787
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
View: 9252
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.

Was Achilles a Jew?

Hebraic Contributions to Greek Civilization
Author: Larry S. Milner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465333150
Category: History
Page: 519
View: 874
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.

Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East

Author: Richard E. Averbeck,Mark William Chavalas,David B. Weisberg
Publisher: Capital Decisions Limited
Category: History
Page: 500
View: 6327

The Mediterranean Context of Early Greek History

Author: Nancy H. Demand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444342347
Category: History
Page: 328
View: 519
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

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

Rebellion in Mesopotamien
Author: Marlies Heinz
Publisher: N.A
Category: Civil war
Page: 237
View: 4272

Life and thought in the ancient Near East

Author: Louis Lawrence Orlin
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
ISBN: 9780472099924
Category: History
Page: 239
View: 5934
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
View: 6471
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.

Civilizations of the Ancient Near East

Author: Jack M. Sasson
Publisher: Free Press
Category: Middle East
Page: 2966
View: 7096
Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Middle East

the cradle of civilization revealed
Author: Stephen Bourke
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 368
View: 7229
Explores the history, religion, political and social organization, art, science, and architecture of the peoples' of the Middle East region. This text contains maps and photographs.

To 1500

The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History
Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley,Daniel R. Headrick,Steven W. Hirsch,David Northrup,Lyman L. Johnson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618214648
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 9300