Ancient Near East & Cyprus

Archaeology and history from Early Man to the spread of Islam in the region that stretches from northern Turkey to southern Arabia and from the Levantine coast to Iran.

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  1. Sumerian Literary and Historical Inscriptions

    Sumerian Literary and Historical Inscriptions [Hardback]

    William W. Hallo (Author); Harold Torger Vedeler (Author); Mark E. Cohen (Author); Ulla Kasten (Author)

    £125.00

    ISBN: 9780300230765
    Published by : Yale University Press
    Series: Yale Oriental Series, Babylonian Texts
    Volume: 22
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    Seventy-two cuneiform Sumerian literary texts from the Yale Babylonian Collection are featured in this volume of the Yale Oriental Series The long-awaited twenty-second volume in the Yale Oriental Series provides reproductions of over one-hundred ... .... Learn More
  2. The Iranian Expanse

    The Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity Through Architecture, Landscape and the Built Environment, 650 BCE - 642 CE [Hardback]

    Matthew Canepa (Author)

    £81.95

    ISBN: 9780520290037
    Published by : University of California Press
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    The Iranian Expanse explores how kings in the ancient Iranian world utilized the built and natural environment—everything from royal cities and paradise gardens, to hunting enclosures and fire temples—to form and contest Iranian cultural memory, r... .... Learn More
  3. On the Edge of the Empires: Interactions and Confrontations in North Mesopotamia during the Roman Period

    On the Edge of the Empires: Interactions and Confrontations in North Mesopotamia during the Roman Period [Hardback]

    Rocco Palermo (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781138120136
    Published by : Routledge
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    In antiquity, North Mesopotamia was the centre of the confrontation between different imperial entities. Rome, the Parthians, the Sasanians and the nomads of the region were all agents of a complex series of dynamics that impacted on the area: Rom... .... Learn More
  4. Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Glyphs and Stamp Seals  in the British Museum

    Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Glyphs and Stamp Seals in the British Museum [Paperback]

    Simon Denham (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9780861592081
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Series: British Museum Research Publication
    Volume: 208
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    Stamp seals were used in a similar way to modern signet rings: a negative object used to impress a design into another material, often clay. They are common from around 7000 BC and have remained in use in parts of the world continuously until the ... .... Learn More
  5. Art and Immortality in the Ancient Near East

    Art and Immortality in the Ancient Near East [Hardback]

    Mehmet Ali Atac (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781107154957
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
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    Discussions of apocalyptic thought and its sources in the ancient Near East, particularly Mesopotamia, have a long scholarly history, with a renewed interest and focus in the recent decades. Outside Assyriological scholarship as well, studies of t... .... Learn More
  6. Palmyra - Mirage in the Desert

    Palmyra - Mirage in the Desert [Paperback]

    Joan Aruz (Editor)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781588396310
    Published by : Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    In this important and timely publication, top international scholars present current research and developments about the art, archaeology, and history of the ancient city of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Syria. Palmyra became tr... .... Learn More
  7. Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Sources From Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Volume I

    Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Sources From Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Volume I [Hardback]

    John Reeves (Author); Annette Yoshiko Reed (Author)

    £120.00

    ISBN: 9780198718413
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    Across the ancient and medieval literature of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, one finds references to the antediluvian sage Enoch. Both the Book of the Watchers and the Astronomical Book were long known from their Ethiopic versions, which are pr... .... Learn More
  8. Envisioning the Past Through Memories: How Memory Shaped Ancient Near Eastern Societies

    Envisioning the Past Through Memories: How Memory Shaped Ancient Near Eastern Societies [Paperback]

    Davide Nadali (Editor)

    £28.99

    ISBN: 9781350060593
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Series: Cultural Memory and History in Antiquity
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    Memory is a constructed system of references, in equilibrium, of feeling and rationality. Comparing ancient and contemporary mechanisms for the preservation of memories and the building of a common cultural, political and social memory, this volum... .... Learn More
  9. Troy: Myth, City, Icon

    Troy: Myth, City, Icon [Paperback]

    Naoise Mac Sweeney (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9781472529374
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Series: Archaeological Histories
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    From the palaces of Homeric epic to the ancestral seat of Roman emperors, Troy in antiquity was a place couched in myth. But for nearly four millennia, Troy was also a living city, inhabited by real people. Troy today is therefore a site of major ... .... Learn More
  10. Alexander the Great in the Persian Tradition: History, Myth and Legend in Medieval Iran

    Alexander the Great in the Persian Tradition: History, Myth and Legend in Medieval Iran [Hardback]

    Haila Manteghi (Author)

    £64.00

    ISBN: 9781788310307
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
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    Alexander the Great (356-333 BC) was transformed into a legend by all those he met, leaving an enduring tradition of romances across the world. Aside from its penetration into every language of medieval Europe, the Alexander romance arguably had i... .... Learn More

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