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Ancient Near East and Egypt

  1. Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual

    Performance, Patterns, and Practice

    By Katherine Eaton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the estate belonged, and much of the ritual in temples was devoted to offering a...

    Published June 26th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Women in the Ancient Near East

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Mark Chavalas

    Series: Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

    Women in the Ancient Near East provides a collection of primary sources that further our understanding of women from Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilizations, from the earliest historical and literary texts in the third millennium bc to the to the end of Mesopotamian political autonomy in the...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Place, Memory and Healing

    An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments

    By Ömür Harman┼čah

    Place, Memory and Healing: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments investigates the complex and deep histories of places, how they served as sites of memory and belonging for local communities over the centuries, and how they were appropriated and monumentalized in the hands of the political...

    To Be Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Histories of Egyptology

    Interdisciplinary Measures

    Edited by William Carruthers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of...

    To Be Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt

    By Sonia Zakrzewski, Andrew Shortland, Joanne Rowland

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    There is a notable lack of archaeological science used in Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology today. The reasons behind this are twofold: one, the discipline started with the early translation of Hieroglyphs which, combined with the large amount of written and pictorial material available, has long...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia

    The Near East from the Early Bronze Age to the fall of the Persian Empire

    By Trevor Bryce

    This 500,000 word reference work provides the most comprehensive general treatment available of the peoples and places of the regions commonly referred to as the ancient Near and Middle East – extending from the Aegean coast of Turkey in the west to the Indus river in the east. It contains...

    Published October 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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