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The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Description for The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction Paperback. This book explores the lands of the ancient Near East from around 3200 BCE to 539 BCE. The earth-shaking changes that marked this era include such fundamental inventions as the wheel and the plow and intellectual feats such as the inventions of astronomy, law, and diplomacy. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 168 pages, 10 b/w illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QDA; 3D; HBJF1; HBLA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 173 x 125 x 8. Weight in Grams: 132.
The ancient Near East is known as the "cradle of civilization" - and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful culture. Indeed, it was a time and place of earth-shaking changes for humankind: the beginnings of writing and law, kingship and bureaucracy, diplomacy and state-sponsored warfare, mathematics and literature. This Very Short Introduction offers a fascinating account of this momentous time in human history. The three thousand years covered here - from around 3500 BCE, with the founding of the first Mesopotamian cities, to the conquest of the Near East by ... Read more

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Oxford University Press Inc United States
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About Amanda H. Podany
Amanda H. Podany is Professor and Chair of History at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is the author of the award-winning book Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East as well as a number of other books and articles on topics in ancient Near Eastern history.

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The book is a short, comprehensive and accessible way to first get in touch with a new subject...[It] can be useful for readers who do not know anything about the aforementioned region and its history, such as first term students.
Bibliotheca Orientalis

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