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Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C.

Author: Joan Aruz; Kim Benzel; Jean M Evans; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008.
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Describes the extraordinary art created in the second millennium BC for royal palaces, temples, and tombs from Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia to Cyprus, Egypt, and the Aegean. This book discusses  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beyond Babylon.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609327226
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Aruz; Kim Benzel; Jean M Evans; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9781588392954 1588392953 9781588392961 1588392961 9780300141436 0300141432
OCLC Number: 223872555
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Nov. 18, 2008-Mar. 15, 2009.
Description: xxiii, 524 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 32 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Joan Aruz --
The Middle Bronze Age / Mogens Trolle Larsen --
Babylon / Béatrice André-Salvini --
Mari / Jean-Claude Margueron --
Ebla / Paolo Matthiae --
The development of trade routes in the early second millennium B.C. / Michel Al-Maqdissi --
Ugarit / Bassam Jamous --
Byblos / Suzy Hakimian --
The Cedar forest / Ira Spar --
Minoan Kamares ware in the Levant / Robert B. Koehl --
Egypt and the Levant / Thomas Schneider --
The Tôd Treasure / Geneviève Pierrat-Bonnefois --
Lapis Lazuli / Michèle Casanova --
The old Assyrian merchant colonies / Mogens Trolle Larsen --
Central Anatolian ivories / Joan Aruz --
Technical notes on the Metropolitan Museum ivories / Jean-François de Lapérouse. Texts, trade, and travelers / Jack M. Sasson --
Ornaments of interaction: the art of the jeweler / Kim Benzel --
Egypt, the Levant, and the Aegean from the Hyksos period to the rise of the New Kingdom / David O'Connor --
Tell el-Dab'a in the Nile Delta / Manfred Bietak --
The burial of Queen Ahhotep / Peter Lacovara --
Painted palaces / Joan Aruz --
The wall paintings of Thera and the eastern Mediterranean / Christos G. Doumas --
Minoan artists at the Court of Avaris (Tell el-Dab'a) / Manfred Bietak --
Bull leaping / Joan Aruz --
Ritual and royal imagery / Joan Aruz --
Board games / Irving Finkel --
The horse in the ancient Near East / Kim Benzel. The Late Bronze Age: materials and mechanisms of trade and cultural exchange / Mario Liverani --
The Amarna letters / Ira Spar --
The Hittite Empire / Andreas Müller-Karpe --
Shapinuwa: a capital of the Hittite state / Aygül Süel and Mustafa Süel --
Hattusa: capital of the Hattite Empire / Andreas Schachner --
Literary and cultural connections / Gary Beckman --
The Mitanni state / Jean M. Evans --
Alalakh (Tell Atchana) / K. Aslihan Yener --
Kassite Babylonia / Jean M. Evans --
The Middle Assyrian period / Jean M. Evans --
Syrian archaeological excavations at Qatna / Michel Al-Maqdissi --
The Royal Palace at Qatna: power and prestige in the Late Bronze Age / Peter Pfälzner. Italian archaeological research at Qatna / Danièle Morandi Bonacossi --
Ugarit in the Late Bronze Age / Bassam Jamous --
Ugarit: gateway to the Mediterranean / Jean-Claude Margueron --
New Kingdom Egypt / Thomas Schneider --
Depictions of foreign emissaries in the Theban tombs / Sarah Graff --
Aegean interactions with the Near East and Egypt during the Late Bronze Age / Robert B. Koehl --
Mycenae / Lena Papazoglou-Manioudaki --
Mycenaean Thebes / Vasilis Aravantinos --
The Uluburun shipwreck and Late Bronze Age trade / Cemal Pulak --
Cyprus: an international nexus of art and trade / Sophie Cluzan --
The art of exchange / Joan Aruz --
Ivory, shell, and bone / Annie Caubet --
Vitreous materials / Annie Caubet --
Bridges to Babylon: Homer, Anatolia, and the Levant / Sarah P. Morris --
The legacy of ivory-working traditions in the early first millennium B.C. / Marian Feldman --
Problems of chronology: Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and the Syro-Levantine region / Glenn M. Schwartz --
Problems of chronology: Egypt and the Aegean / Eric H. Cline.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Aruz, Kim Benzel, and Jean M. Evans.
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