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Cities and the shaping of memory in the ancient Near East

Author: Ömür Harmanşah
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book investigates the founding and building of cities in the ancient Near East. The creation of new cities was imagined as an ideological project or a divine intervention in the political narratives and mythologies of Near Eastern cultures, often masking the complex processes behind the social production of urban space. During the Early Iron Age (ca. 1200-850 BCE), Assyrian and Syro-Hittite rulers developed a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ömür Harmanşah
ISBN: 9781107027947 1107027942
OCLC Number: 840844819
Description: xix, 351 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Landscapes of change: cities, politics, and memory; 3. The land of Aššur: the making of Assyrian landscapes; 4. City and the festival: monuments, urban space, and spatial narratives; 5. Upright stones: architectural technologies and the poetics of urban space; 6. Cities, place, and desire.
Responsibility: Ömür Harmanşah, Brown University.

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This book investigates the practice of constructing cities in the ancient Near East, bringing together architecture and cultural history.  Read more...

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