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The ancient Near East : history, society and economy

Mario Liverani (Author), Soraia Tabatabai (Translator)
The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (c. 3500-500 BC) in a single work. Liverani draws upon over 25 years' worth of experience and this personal odyssey has enabled him to retrace the history of the peoples of the Ancient Near East. The history of the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians and more is meticulously detailed by one of the leading scholars of Assyriology. Utilizing research derived from the most recent archaeological finds, the text has been fully revised for this English edition and explores Liverani's current thinking on the history of the Ancient Near East. The rich and varied illustrations for each historical period, augmented by new images for this edition, provide insights into the material and textual sources for the Ancient Near East. Many highlight the ingenuity and technological prowess of the peoples in the Ancient East. Never before available in English, The Ancient Near East represents one of the greatest books ever written on the subject and is a must read for students who will not have had the chance to explore the depth of Liverani's scholarship
Print Book, English, 2014
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, London, 2014
xxiv, 619 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 26 cm
9780415679053, 9780415679060, 0415679052, 0415679060
The ancient Near East as a historical problem
The geography of the ancient Near East
The Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods
The urban revolution
The rise and fall of the first urbanisation
Mesopotamia in the early dynastic period
The rise of Ebla
The Akkadian empire
The third dynasty of Ur
The crisis of the second urbanisation
The "intermediate period" of Isin and Larsa
The old Assyrian period
The Mari age
Hammurabi of Babylon
Anatolia in the old Hittite period
The late Bronze Age : technologies and ideologies
The rise of Mitanni
The Hittite empire
Syria and the Levant in the late Bronze Age
The middle Assyrian kingdom
Kassite Babylonia
Crisis and reorganisation
The Phoenicians
The Arameans in Syria and Mesopotamia
The neo-Hittite states
Assyria, Babylonia, and Elam in the 12th to 9th century BC
The rise of the neo-Assyrian empire
The structure of the neo-Assyrian empire
The periphery of the neo-Assyrian empire
The fall of the empire and the rise of the Chaldeans
The Medes and the rise of the Persians
"Originally published in Italian as Antico Oriente ©1988, 2011, Gius. Laterza & Figli."