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Ancient Kanesh

Author : Mogens Trolle Larsen
ISBN : 9781107119567
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book presents a detailed description of the political, cultural, and economic world of ancient Kanesh (present-day Kültepe, Turkey), a vibrant Bronze Age Anatolian trade outpost and the earliest attested commercial society in world history.

Non Scribal Communication Media In The Bronze Age Aegean And Surrounding Areas

Author : Anna Margherita Jasink
ISBN : 9788864536361
Genre : Religion
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This volume is intended to be the first in a series that will focus on the origin of script and the boundaries of non-scribal communication media in proto-literate and literate societies of the ancient Aegean. Over the last 30 years, the domain of scribes and bureaucrats has become much better known. Our goal now is to reach below the élite and scribal levels to interface with non-scribal operations conducted by people of the ‘middling’ sort. Who made these marks and to what purpose? Did they serve private or (semi-) official roles in Bronze Age Aegean society? The comparative study of such practices in the contemporary East (Cyprus, Anatolia, the Levant, and Egypt) can shed light on sub-elite activities in the Aegean and also provide evidence for cultural and economic exchange networks.

Der Morgen Der Welt

Author : Bernd Roeck
ISBN : 9783406698774
Genre : History
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Die Renaissance war eine Revolution, die erst Europa und dann die ganze Welt für immer veränderte. In seinem grandios erzählten Buch entfaltet Bernd Roeck ein beeindruckendes Panorama dieser dramatischen Epoche. Zugleich erklärt er im Horizont der Globalgeschichte, wieso es in Europa zu dieser einzigartigen Verdichtung von weltbewegenden Ideen, spektakulären Entdeckungen und historischen Umwälzungen kommen konnte. Um die Wurzeln der Renaissance freizulegen, blickt Bernd Roeck weit ins Mittelalter und die Antike zurück – und weit über die Grenzen Europas hinaus. Mit analytischer Schärfe und darstellerischem Glanz lässt er die Epoche vor den Augen des Lesers auferstehen: die große Kunst, die unter Italiens Himmel entstand, und die Ideen der Humanisten ebenso wie die Religionskriege und die Anfänge der Unterwerfung fremder Erdteile. Er erzählt von Kaufleuten und Dichtern, Kaisern und Päpsten, klugen Frauen und monströsen Männern, von den Großen der Zeit und den Kleinen, die fern der Paläste mit Krankheit und Hunger kämpften. Schließlich zeigt dieses Opus magnum, dass die Renaissance mit ihren Innovationen nicht nur Sehnsuchtsorte der Schönheit und des Geistes schuf, sondern auch die Fundamente für unsere moderne Welt.

Time Narrative And The Old Assyrian Trade

Author : Edward Stratford
ISBN : 9781501507120
Genre : History
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Despite siginificant advances in annual chronology, the Old Assyrian trade fundamentally lacked a regime of time at the level of the merchant’s commercial and personal activities. In this book, Stratford sets out to recapture time through narrative, drawing on the relationship between the two described by the philosopher Paul Ricouer. Investigating a possible case of revenge leads to weaving together more than a hundred mostly undated documents to form a narrative within the course of a single year of vengeance, including trade disruptions, illnesses, and commerce. This process demonstrates relationships between document and material context, and time and narrative. Along the way, Old Assyrian commercial time and its tempos become more clear, leading to descriptions of the scale of the trade and the nature of Old Assyrian archives as they have survived. Ultimately, the Assyrians involved appear as the earliest historical individuals in world history. The treatment of Šalim-aḫum’s apparent revenge comprises a practicuum in historical interpretation in the ancient world of interest to practitioners and theoreticians of both the ancient world and world history.

Commerce And Colonization In The Ancient Near East

Author : Maria Eugenia Aubet
ISBN : 9780521514170
Genre : Business & Economics
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"In this analysis, the roots of the Phoenician colonial system are traced and the metropolis of Tyre is established as the final link in a chain of experiences in the ancient Near East"--

A Companion To The Archaeology Of The Ancient Near East

Author : Daniel T. Potts
ISBN : 9781444360776
Genre : Social Science
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A comprehensive and authoritative overview of ancient material culture from the late Pleistocene to Late Antiquity Features up-to-date surveys and the latest information from major new excavations such as Qatna (Syria), Göbekli Tepe (Turkey) Includes a diverse range of perspectives by senior, mid-career and junior scholars in Europe, USA, Britain, Australia, and the Middle East for a truly international group Includes major reviews of the origins of agriculture, animal domestication, and archaeological landscapes Includes chapters dealing with periods after the coming of Alexander the Great, including studies of the Seleucid, Arsacid, Sasanian, Roman and Byzantine empires in the Near East, as well as early Christianity in both the Levant and Mesopotamia Fills a gap in literature of the Ancient Near East, dealing with topics often overlooked, including ethical and legal issues in antiquities markets and international scholarship

Letters Of The Great Kings Of The Ancient Near East

Author : Trevor Bryce
ISBN : 9781134575855
Genre : History
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Offering fascinating insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms, Trevor Bryce uses the letters of the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria as the focus of a fresh look at this turbulent and volatile region in the late Bronze Age. Numerous extracts from the letters are constantly interwoven into the fabric of narrative and discussion, and this lively approach allows us to witness history through the eyes of the people who lived it, revealing the personalities and reactions of kings, queens, princes, princesses and royal officials more than 3500 years ago to the current events of the day.

Anatolia S Prologue

Author : Fikri Kulakoğlu
ISBN : MINN:31951D02971952I
Genre : Akkadian language
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Computer Applications And Quantitative Methods In Archaeology

Author : Jens Andresen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006061704
Genre : Archaeology
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Computing The Past

Author : Jens Andresen
ISBN : UVA:X002329662
Genre : Social Science
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The twentieth `Computer Applications in Archaeology' conference was held at Aarhus University, and this volume contains over 50 of the 90 lectures presented. Handsomely produced in hardback, it is very cheap for so large a book. Among the many papers, under 8 headings, are:Prospecting and Image Processing: The use of ground probing radar on archaeological sites (R Milligan & M Atkin); Image processing applications in archaeology (M Forte); Creating digital terrain models (J Haigh); GIS and Evaluation of Spatial Patterns: Spatial statistics and GIS (K Kvamme); Multiple viewshed analysis using GIS and its application (C Ruggles et al); GIS and Sites and Monuments Records: Bridging the urban-rural gap (J Chartrand et al); Use of GIS in antiquities registration and research (J Boaz & E Uleberg); Databases: Excavation archives (G Semeraro); Museums Index - an object orientated approach (J Feder); Artificial Intelligence: Computer-based techniques for the representation of automatic problem-solving in archaeology (J A Barcelo); Statistics - Methods and Techniques: Diversity indices and archaeology (T J Ringrose); The provenancing of archaeological ceramics (C E Buck); Statistics - Applications: Pre-processing of archaeological data (J Rulf); Mathematical models for the reconstruction of prehistoric settlement patterns (T Weber); Visualisation, Hypermedia and Education: Reconstruction of ancient Japanese tombs and villages (K Ozawa); The Roman conquest of Britain - a computer-based educational package (J Wilcock).

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