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The Aramaeans in Ancient Syria (Handbook of Oriental Studies)
The Aramaeans in Ancient Syria (Handbook of Oriental Studies)

The historical and cultural role of the Aramaeans in ancient Syria can hardly be overestimated. Thus The Aramaeans in Ancient Syria gives precise and up-to-date information on different aspects of Aramaean culture. To that end, history, society, economy and law, language and script, literature, religion, art and architecture of the...

Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
Mordechai Cogan (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Professor Emeritus of Biblical History in the Department of Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written widely on the relationship of Israel and Judah with the Mesopotamian empires during the first millennium b.c.e., and history-writing in the ancient...
Music in the Balkans (Balkan Studies Library)
Music in the Balkans (Balkan Studies Library)

This book investigates multiple musical traditions in South East Europe, crossing conventional borders between musicology and ethnomusicology in an attempt to elucidate how music has contributed to the definition of national, regional and social identities in the region.

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The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1 The Furniture from Tumulus MM (2 vols) (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1 The Furniture from Tumulus MM (2 vols) (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)

"The Furniture from Tumulus MM" is a study of the furniture from the largest tomb at Gordion, Turkey, excavated in 1957 by the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The tomb dates to the eighth century BC and is thought to be the burial of the great Phrygian king Midas or his father. The objects, initially misunderstood, are now...

The Fabric of Cities: Aspects of Urbanism, Urban Topography and Society in Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
The Fabric of Cities: Aspects of Urbanism, Urban Topography and Society in Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)

The Fabric of Cities presents an interdisciplinary collection of articles on urbanism in ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, Greece and Rome, which focuses on the social dimension of cities' topographical features. The contributions of this book offer investigations of neighbourhoods, city gates, streets, temples and palaces drawing on textual...

Dinner at Dan:  Biblical and Archaeological Evidence for Sacred Feasts at Iron Age II Tel Dan and Their Significance
Dinner at Dan: Biblical and Archaeological Evidence for Sacred Feasts at Iron Age II Tel Dan and Their Significance
As I reflect on the support and encouragement that I have received in moving me toward the completion of this project, first in its dissertation form (Greer 2011) and now revised as a book, it brings me great joy to acknowledge those institutions, mentors, colleagues, friends, and family who have made this work a reality. ...
The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)
The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)

A comprehensive examination of the effects of the shifting seasons on maritime trade, warfare and piracy durig antiquity, this book overturns many long-held assumptions concerning the capabilities of Graeco-Roman ships and sailors.

It is the long-standing belief among classical scholars that seafaring on the ancient Mediterranean
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Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
This book began its life as my doctoral dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania. Many thanks to my mentors: the members of my committee, Josef Wegner, David P. Silverman, and Miroslav Bárta, who provided helpful feedback and support at the early stages of my research, and Salima

Ikram, who first
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The Healing Goddess Gula: Towards an Understanding of Ancient Babylonian Medicine (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
The Healing Goddess Gula: Towards an Understanding of Ancient Babylonian Medicine (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
As the medical historian Vivian Nutton writes in his study on Greek and Roman health systems ‘History is an art of forgetting as well as of remembrance’.1 Indeed, what is basic to the study of ancient civilizations is the reconstruction of the written word and, consequently, some consideration of whether the available...
El-Ahwat, A Fortified Site from the Early Iron Age Near Nahal 'Iron, Israel (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
El-Ahwat, A Fortified Site from the Early Iron Age Near Nahal 'Iron, Israel (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)

Archaeological report on el-Ahwat, a mysterious but important site in the highlands of ancient Canaan. In previous publications, the author suggested that el-Ahwat may be identified with the biblical site of harosheth hagoiim (Judges 4-5).

I first heard of el-Ahwat in the summer of 1995, when I was invited to see the new site
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Questions and Answers for Physicians: A Medieval Arabic Study Manual by Abd Al-Aziz Al-Sulami (Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series)
Questions and Answers for Physicians: A Medieval Arabic Study Manual by Abd Al-Aziz Al-Sulami (Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series)

This book consists of a collage of images that attempts to convey the transformation of consumer culture and how it is related to the urban reshaping of the city of Cairo to meet with the demands of globalisation. Analyzing the shift from socialist economy to the opening up of Egypt's economy, and how this has affected everyday life of...

The Jibbali (Shah Ri) Language of Oman: Grammar and Texts (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics)
The Jibbali (Shah Ri) Language of Oman: Grammar and Texts (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics)

This book contains a detailed grammatical description of Jibbali (or Shahri), an unwritten Semitic language spoken in the Dhofar region of Oman, along with seventy texts. This is the first ever comprehensive grammar of Jibbali, and the first collection of texts published in over a hundred years. Topics in phonology, all aspects of morphology,...

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