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Ancient Near East: The Basics

By Daniel C. Snell

Routledge – 2014 – 162 pages

Series: The Basics

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Description

Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent from those efforts. Topics covered include:

  • What do we mean when we talk about the Ancient Near East?
  • The rise and fall of powerful states and monarchs
  • Daily life both in the cities and out in the fields
  • The legacy of the Ancient Near East: religion, science and writing systems.

Featuring a glossary, chronology and suggestions for further reading, this book has all the tools the reader needs to understand the history and study of the Ancient Near East.

Contents

1. What We Mean When We Talk About the Ancient Near East 2. The Early Millennia 3. The Second Millennium 4. The First Millennium 5. Legacies 6. The Rediscovery of the Ancient Near East 7. Limits of the Future

Author Bio

Daniel Snell is the L. J. Semrod Presidential Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma.

Name: Ancient Near East: The Basics (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Daniel C. Snell. Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of...
Categories: Ancient Near East, Old Testament & Hebrew Bible, Near Eastern Archaeology, World/International History, Egyptology