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Civilizations of the ancient Near East

Author: Jack M Sasson
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 1995-
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST presents this enormously rich world from a variety of perspectives. It describes the physical world of the ancient Near East, evaulates the impact of ancient near eastern civilizations on succeeding cultures, and reconstructs its cultural contexts based on archaeological findings and the deciphering of documents. The set consists of 189 artciles organized in eleven parts,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Civilizations of the ancient Near East.
New York, NY : Scribner, 1995-
(OCoLC)624326555
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack M Sasson
ISBN: 0684192799 9780684192796 0684197200 9780684197203 0684197219 9780684197210 0684197227 9780684197227 0684197235 9780684197234
OCLC Number: 32013077
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Credits: Associate editors: John Baines, Gary Beckman, and Karen S. Rubinson.
Awards: Association of American Publishers R. R. Hawkins Award for Outstanding Professional, Reference or Scholarly Work, 1995.
Description: <1-4> : ill., maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Vol. 1, pt. 1. Ancient Near East in Western thought. pt. 2. The Environment. pt. 3. Population. pt. 4. Social institutions --
v. 2. pt. 5. History and culture --
v. 3. pt. 6. Economy and trade. pt. 7. Technology and artistic production. pt. 8. Religion and science --
v. 4. pt. 9 Language, writing, and literature. pt. 10. Visual and performing arts. pt. 11. Retrospective essays.
Responsibility: Jack M. Sasson, editor in chief ; John Baines, Gary Beckman, Karen S. Rubinson, associate editors.

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CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST presents this enormously rich world from a variety of perspectives. It describes the physical world of the ancient Near East, evaulates the impact of ancient near eastern civilizations on succeeding cultures, and reconstructs its cultural contexts based on archaeological findings and the deciphering of documents. The set consists of 189 artciles organized in eleven parts, enchanced by 46 maps and 612 photographs and line drawings.

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