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The Cambridge Ancient History

The Cambridge Ancient History

Volume 1

Part 2. Early History of the Middle East

3rd Edition

£216.00

Part of The Cambridge Ancient History

I. E. S. Edwards, F.B.A, Henri Frankfort, Leri Davies, C. J. Gadd, F.B.A, W. Stevenson Smith, R. de Vaux, O.P., Sir Max E. L. Mallowan, F.B.A., Margaret S. Drower, J. Borréro, J. Mellaart, Carl W. Blegen, William C. Hayes, G. Posener, J. Bottéro, K. M. Kenyon, F.B.A, Walther Hinz, Hildegard Lewy, John L. Caskey, H. W. Catling, R. A. Crossland
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  • Date Published: October 1971
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521077910

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  • Part II of volume I deals with the history of the Near East from about 3000 to 1750 B.C. In Egypt, a long period of political unification and stability enabled the kings of the Old Kingdom to develop and exploit natural resources, to mobilize both the manpower and the technical skill to build the pyramids, and to encourage sculptors in the production of works of superlative quality. After a period of anarchy and civil war at the end of the Sixth Dynasty the local rulers of Thebes established the so-called Middle Kingdom, restoring an age of political calm in which the arts could again flourish. In Western Asia, Babylonia was the main centre and source of civilisation, and her moral, though not always her military, hegemony was recognized and accepted by the surrounding countries of Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Assyria and Elam. The history of the region is traced from the late Uruk and Jamdat Nasr periods up to the rise of Hammurabi, the most significant developments being the invention of writing in the Uruk period, the emergence of the Semites as a political factor under Sargon, and the success of the centralized bureaucracy under the Third Dynasty of Ur.

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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: October 1971
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521077910
    • length: 1080 pages
    • dimensions: 238 x 165 x 63 mm
    • weight: 1.588kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    List of tables
    List of text-figures
    Preface
    11. The early dynastic period in Egypt I. E. S. Edwards, F.B.A
    12. The last predynastic period in Babylonia Henri Frankfort and Leri Davies
    13. The cities of Babylonia C. J. Gadd, F.B.A
    14. The old kingdom in Egypt and the beginning of the first intermediate period W. Stevenson Smith
    15. Palestine in the early Bronze Age R. de Vaux, O.P.
    16. The early dynastic period in Mesopotamia Sir Max E. L. Mallowan, F.B.A.
    17. Syria before 2200 B.C. Margaret S. Drower and J. Borréro
    18. Anatolia c.4000–2300 B.C. J. Mellaart and Carl W. Blegen
    19. The dynasty of Agade and the Gutian invasion C. J. Gadd
    20. The middle kingdom in Egypt William C. Hayes
    21. Syria and Palestine c.2160–1780 B.C. G. Posener, J. Bottéro and K. M. Kenyon, F.B.A
    22. Babylonia c. 2120–1800 B.C. C. J. Gadd
    23. Persia c.2400–1800 B.C. Walther Hinz
    24. Anatolia c.2300–1750 B.C. J. Mellaart, Carl W. Blegen and Hildegard Lewy
    25. Assyria c.2600–1816 B.C. Hildegard Lewy
    26. Greece, Crete, and the Aegean islands in the early Bronze Age John L. Caskey and H. W. Catling
    27. Immigrants from the north R. A. Crossland
    Bibliographies
    chronological tables
    Index to maps
    General index.

  • Editors

    I. E. S. Edwards

    C. J. Gadd

    N. G. L. Hammond

    Contributors

    I. E. S. Edwards, F.B.A, Henri Frankfort, Leri Davies, C. J. Gadd, F.B.A, W. Stevenson Smith, R. de Vaux, O.P., Sir Max E. L. Mallowan, F.B.A., Margaret S. Drower, J. Borréro, J. Mellaart, Carl W. Blegen, William C. Hayes, G. Posener, J. Bottéro, K. M. Kenyon, F.B.A, Walther Hinz, Hildegard Lewy, John L. Caskey, H. W. Catling, R. A. Crossland

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