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New and Published Books

  1. The Ancient Near East

    History, Society and Economy

    By Mario Liverani

    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,...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Ancient Persia and Iranian Civilization

    By Clement Huart

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Ancient Near East: The Basics

    By Daniel C. Snell

    Series: The Basics

    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...

    Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Sumerian World

    Edited by Harriet Crawford

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Ancient Cities

    The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome, 2nd Edition

    By Charles Gates

    Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from the perspectives of archaeology and architectural history, bringing to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered from archaeological excavations....

    Published March 16th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future

    The New Pragmatism

    By Thomas Evan Levy

    Joint winner of the 2011 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award in the category "Best Scholarly Book on Archaeology" The archaeology of the Holy Land is undergoing major change. 'Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future' describes the paradigm shift brought about by objective...

    Published August 31st 2010 by Routledge

  7. Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East

    New Paths Forward

    By Sharon R. Steadman, Jennifer C. Ross

    Agency theory examines the relationship between individuals or groups when one party is doing work on behalf of another. 'Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East' offers a theoretical study of agency and identity in Near Eastern archaeology, an area which until now has been largely ignored by...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel

    A Zooarchaeological Perspective on Livestock Exploitation, Herd Management and Economic Strategies

    By Aharon Sasson

    Animals have been used to human advantage for thousands of years. 'Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel' presents an analysis of caprines and cattle husbandry in the Southern Levantine Bronze and Iron Age. The book employs key methodological approaches - comparative analysis, taphonomy, Geographic...

    Published February 28th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Social History of Achaemenid Phoenicia

    Being a Phoenician, Negotiating Empires

    By Vadim S. Jigoulov

    Series: BibleWorld

    Even though the Persian period has attracted a fair share of scholarly interest in recent years, as yet no concerted effort has been attempted to construct a comprehensive social history of Phoenician city-states as an integral part of the Achaemenid empire. This monograph explores the evidence...

    Published January 31st 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Babylonian World

    Edited by Gwendolyn Leick

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    The Babylonian World presents an extensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated history of the ancient state Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon. Historicized by the New Testament as a centre of decadence and corruption, Babylon and its surrounding region was in fact a rich and...

    Published December 31st 2008 by Routledge