The Ancient Near East
History, Society and Economy
Translated by Soraia Tabatabai
To Be Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge – 520 pages
The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (3500-500 BC) in a single work. Using the latest research from the most recent archaeological finds, and thanks to his personal odyssey of over twenty-five years, Liverani has succeeded in retracing 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.
The rich and varied illustrations for each historical period, augmented by new images from this edition, include the most characteristic and typical material and documents the technological prowess of the peoples in the Ancient East. The text has been fully revised for this English edition and includes the latest research of Liverani and the most up-to-date work in the history of the ancient Near 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 this scholarship.
Introduction Part 1: Introduction Part 2: The Ancient Bronze Age Part 3: The Middle Bronze Age Part 4: The Late Bronze Age Part 5: The Early Iron Age Part 6: Empires and Unification
Mario Liverani is Professor of Ancient Near East History at the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.