ISBN 9780631225522,A History of the Ancient Near East: ca. 3000-323 BC

A History of the Ancient Near East: ca. 3000-323 BC


Prentice Hall



Prentice Hall

Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9780631225522

ISBN-10 0631225528


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 528 Pages
Language (English)

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This book presents a clear, concise history of the extraordinarily multicultural civilizations of the Ancient Near East. Beginning with the emergence of writing around 3000 BC, the narrative ranges from the origins of the first cities in Mesopotamia, through the growth of the Babylonian and Hittite kingdoms, to the Assyrian and Persian empires. It ends with the transformation of the Ancient Near East by the conquests of Alexander the Great.

A straightforward and concise narrative of the complex history of the ancient Near East.
Addresses political, social, and cultural developments.
Contains in-depth discussion of key texts and sources, including the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Includes a selection of Near Eastern texts in translation.
Accompanied by plentiful maps and illustrations.