The Ancient Near East c. 3000-330 BC, Volume 1 (Routledge History of the Ancient World)
Filenote | OCR'd, TOC built, PaginatedEdition enote |First published in paperback 1997ISBN 13: 9780415167635 (volume 1)ISBN 13: 9780415167642 (volume 2)ISBN 13: 9780415167628 (2 volume set)Literary Awards | Winner of the AHO's 1997James Henry Breasted AwardVolume 1| Part 1 and 2 (Chapter 1-7)Volume 2| Part 3 (Chapter 8-13)The Ancient Near East embraces a vast geographical area, fromthe borders of Iran and Afghanistan in the east to the Levant andAnatolia, and from the Black Sea in the north to Egypt in thesouth. It was a region of enormous cultural, political andlinguistic diversity.In this authoritative new study, Amelie Kuhrt examines itshistory from the earliest written documents to the conquest ofAlexander the Great, c.3000-330 BC. This work dispels many of themisapprehensions which have surrounded the study of the region. Itprovides a lucid, up-to-date narrative which takes into account thelatest archaeological and textual discoveries and deals with thecomplex problems of interpretation and methodology.The Ancient Near East is an essential text for allstudents of history of this region and a valuable introduction forstudents and scholars working in related subjects.