The Ancient Near East, C. 3000-330 BC, Volume 2

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Taylor & Francis US, 1995 - Midddle East - 782 pages
The Ancient Near East embraces a vast geographical area, from the borders of Iran and Afghanistan in the east to the Levant and Anatolia, and from the Black Sea in the north to Egypt in the south. It was a region of enormous cultural, political and linguistic diversity. In this authoritative new study, Amélie Kuhrt examines its history from the earliest written documents to the conquest of Alexander the Great, c.3000-330 BC. This work dispels many of the misapprehensions which have surrounded the study of the region. It provides a lucid, up-to-date narrative which takes into account the latest archaeological and textual discoveries and deals with the complex problems of interpretation and methodology. The Ancient Near East is an essential text for all students of history of this region and a valuable introduction for students and scholars working in related subjects.
 

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Amelie Kuhrt's two volumes, The Ancient Near East, C. 3000––330 BC, have been invaluable in my research for my series, Power Women: Lessons from the Ancient World. Her writing is well-documented, written with clarity and specific content.
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Contents

List of figures ix
375
Political transformation and the great empires c 1200330
383
The seapeoples
387
8b The Aramaeans
393
The Babylonian evidence
399
Karatepe
406
Plan of Carchemish
412
the formation of a small Levantine state c 1200900
417
King Warpalawas of Tyana praying to a god of fertility near Ivriz
564
chronology
568
Set of pottery knifeblade and puppy skeleton remains of a ritual dinner from Sardis
571
BABYLONIA c 900539
573
c 900605
576
Kudurru of Mardukaplaiddina II
581
705627
582
Chaldaeans hiding in marshes from Assyrian soldiers Palace of Sennacherib Nineveh
584

The twelve tribes of Israel
427
MAPS
432
physical features
433
sites
434
8diii The emergence of the Israelite state
438
Plan of Megiddo IVBWA
449
8e The states of the Levant and the Assyrian empire in the ninth
458
King Jehu of Israel doing obeisance before Shalmaneser III of Assyria
467
The kings of Israel and Judah
468
THE NEOASSYRIAN EMPIRE 934610
473
Kings of the NeoAssyrian period
479
Northwest Palace Kalhu Nimrud relief behind thronebase
489
9c Imperial expansion and consolidation 744c 630
493
The Assyrian empire 494495
494
9d The structure of the Assyrian empire
501
Assyrian soldiers with heads of enemy dead Northwest Palace Kalhu Nimrud
520
Assyrian royal seal
536
9e The fall of Assyria
540
ANATOLIA c 900c 550
547
Urartu
549
Chronology of Urartian kings
552
Relief from Kef Kalesi Lake Van
555
10b Phrygia and Lydia
562
Central and western Turkey
563
11d The NeoBabylonian dynasty 626539
589
Chronology of NeoBabylonian rulers
592
Plan of Babylon
594
mushuššudragon of Marduk glazed brick relief from Processional Street Babylon
595
Reconstruction of Babylon and Ishtar gate
596
11e The NeoBabylonian empire
603
11f The cities of Babylonia in the Late Babylonian period
610
EGYPT c 1000525
623
chronology of the Third Intermediate Period
624
Lower Egypt
627
Nubia
635
664525
636
The Saite dynasty XXVI kings
638
Amasis
644
Kings of Persia
648
Behistun relief
649
13b Persians and Medes
652
Plan of Tepe Nushi Jan
655
13d Achaemenid history and its problems
667
13e The structure of the Achaemenid empire
676
Royal hero stabbing lion from a doorway at Persepolis
679
Bibliography
703
Index
763
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