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. The People and the Peoples

    The People and the Peoples: Syriac Dialogue Poems from Late Antiquity [Paperback]

    Sebastian P. Brock (Author)


    ISBN: 9780957522817
    Published by : Journal of Jewish Studies
    Series: Journal of Jewish Studies Supplement Series
    Volume: 3
    The main purpose of the book is to provide the Syriac texts and annotated English translations of four anonymous dialogue poems (with separate introductions to each) where the protagonists are, respectively, Synagogue and Church, Sion and Church, ... .... Learn More
  2. The Syriac Dot

    The Syriac Dot: A Short History [Paperback]

    George Kiraz (Author)


    ISBN: 9781463241001
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    The dot is used for everything in Syriac from tense to gender, number, and pronunciation, and unsurprisingly represents one of the biggest obstacles to learning the language. Using inscriptions, early grammars, and experiments with modern scri... .... Learn More
  3. Inhabiting the Promised Land

    Inhabiting the Promised Land: Exploring the Complex Relationship between Archaeology and Ancient Israel as Depicted in the Bible [Paperback]

    Margreet L. Steiner (Author)


    ISBN: 9781789253306
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    For many people it is clear: the actions and beliefs of Ancient Israel are described in the Bible. The stories about its peoples and kings, struggles and wars, deities and shrines, are supposed to have been told and retold throughout the ages and ... .... Learn More
  4. Figurine Makers of Prehistoric Cyprus

    Figurine Makers of Prehistoric Cyprus: Settlement and Cemeteries at Souskiou [Hardback]

    Edgar Peltenburg (Editor); Diane Bolger (Editor); Lindy Crewe (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781789250190
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    The Chalcolithic period in Cyprus has been known since Porphyrios Dikaios’ excavations at Erimi in the 1930s and through the appearance in the antiquities market of illicitly acquired anthropomorphic cruciform figures, often manufactured from picr... .... Learn More
  5. The Southern Levant during the first centuries of Roman rule (64 BCE–135 CE)

    The Southern Levant during the first centuries of Roman rule (64 BCE–135 CE): Interweaving Local Cultures [Hardback]

    Paolo Cimadomo (Author)


    ISBN: 9781789252385
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Starting from the issues of globalisation and recent studies about the mechanisms of absorption of cultures into the Roman Empire, this book focuses on the Near East, an area that has received much less attention than the Western part of the Roman... .... Learn More
  6. Fashioned Selves

    Fashioned Selves: Dress and Identity in Antiquity [Paperback]

    Megan Cifarelli (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781789252545
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    The study of dress in antiquity has expanded in the last 20 years, evolving from investigations of costume and ethnicity in ancient art and texts and analyses of terms relating to textiles and their production, to broader studies of the social rol... .... Learn More
  7. Asia Minor in the Long Sixth Century

    Asia Minor in the Long Sixth Century: Current Research and Future Directions [Paperback]

    Ine Jacobs (Editor); Hugh Elton (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781789250077
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    This volume brings together historians and archaeologists working on diverse aspects of Asia Minor in the long sixth century. They discuss topics as varied as rural prosperity, urbanism in cities large and small, frontier management, and the imper... .... Learn More
  8. Understanding Relations Between Scripts II

    Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets [eBook (PDF)]

    Philippa M. Steele(Editor); Philip J. Boyes(Editor)


    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS)
    Volume: Volume 1
    Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) is a project funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No. 677758), and based in the Facul... .... Learn More
  9. All the Rxyt-people Adore

    All the Rxyt-people Adore [Paperback]

    Kenneth Griffin (Author)


    ISBN: 9781906137625
    Published by : Golden House Publications
    Series: GHP Egyptology
    Volume: 29
    Egyptian society is often said to have been divided into social classes, with the pat -people representing the 'elite' and the rxyt -people being the 'commoners'. The aim of this study is to provide the first comprehensive analysis of the role of ... .... Learn More
  10. Tracing Technoscapes

    Tracing Technoscapes: The Production of Bronze Age Wall Paintings in the Eastern Mediterranean [Paperback]

    Johannes Becker (Editor); Johannes Jungfleisch (Editor); Constance von Rüden (Editor)


    ISBN: 9789088906879
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    The book provides insights into the various technical approaches and underlying bodies of knowledge in the different wall painting traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age and sheds light on how these may have been interwoven. .... Learn More

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