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Podany, Amanda H. The Ancient Near Eastern World
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Podany, Amanda H., McGee, Marni

The Ancient Near Eastern World

€ 44.79

Explores the ancient Near Eastern world, examines how we learn about it, and the influences it has on our society today.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Cast of Characters 9(3)
Map of the Ancient Near Eastern World
12(2)
Introduction: The Shape of Things to Come 14(2)
Ancient Trash and Buried Treasure: Archaeologists at Work
16(7)
A Syrian tell
Royal tombs
Rivers and Ditches, Temples and Farms: Irrigation and the Growth of Towns
23(6)
``The Lamentation over the Destruction of Sumer and Akkad``
A Mesopotamian town
Of Potters and Pots, Plowmen and Plows: Technology and the First Cities
29(7)
Two pots from Iraq
How Words Changed the World: The Invention of Writing
36(7)
A messenger tablet
A personal letter
A World Full of Gods and Goddesses: Religion in Mesopotamia
43(6)
Hymns to the gods Shamash and Enlil
``Incantation Against Thunder``
``Myth of Atrahasis``
The Death of a Sumerian Lady: Queens, Kings, and Religion in Early Cities
49(6)
Royal tombs in Iraq
The Sumerian King List
A stone bowl from Iraq
A Sumerian king`s inscription
The First Superhero: The Story of Gilgamesh
55(4)
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The World`s First Empire Builder: Sargon, King of Akkad
59(6)
An Akkadian legend
Sargon`s inscriptions
Syrian letter
``The Curse of Agade``
The Care and Feeding of Ancient Gods: Priestesses and Priests in Mesopotamia
65(5)
A high priestess`s hymn
A list of omens
A poem
Laying Down the Law: Hammurabi and the First Lawmakers
70(6)
A king`s hymn to himself
``The Wedding of Amurru``
Hammurabi`s laws
Order in the Court! The Justice System in Mesopotamia
76(4)
Adoption contracts
An inheritance claim
Farmers and Doctors, Barbers and Builders: Mesopotamian Workers, Slave and Free
80(5)
Scribal records
Laws
Ur-Utu`s Story: The Mesopotamian Family
85(6)
A dowry list
A marriage contract
A personal letter
Laws
Scribes, School, and Schoolboys: Education in Ancient Mesopotamia
91(4)
Sumerian stories
A contract
A riddle
Lovers, Sisters, and Cooks: Scenes from a Mesopotamian Palace
95(6)
Letters
A palace in Syria
The Surprise Ending of the Babylonian Empire: Hittite Victories and Indo-European Languages
101(6)
A Babylonian chronicle
A proclamation
Hittite annals
Brides and Brother Kings: Diplomacy and the Great Powers
107(7)
Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hittite letters
King David and His Family: The Settlements and Movements of the Israelites
114(6)
A Phoenician king`s inscription
The Moabite Stone
The Books of Ruth, First Samuel, First Kings and Proverbs
One God, Many Stories: The Beliefs of the Israelites
120(5)
The Book of Genesis
A Mesopotamian poem
The Lost Laws of the Israelites: The Exodus and the Ten Commandments
125(8)
The Book of Second Kings, Exodus, and Deuteronomy
Assyria`s Fighter Kings: Warriors Build an Empire
133(6)
Sculptures and inscriptions from a palace in Iraq
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser
An Assyrian king`s inscription
The Second Book of Kings
A Bright Star Shines---Briefly: Babylon Rises, Judah Falls
139(6)
A Babylonian chronicle
A ration list from Babylon
The Second Book of Kings
The Book of Psalms
A Mother`s Love and a Ruler`s Tears: The Last Mesopotamian King
145(5)
An autobiography
A New Year`s festival program
Two kings` inscriptions
Of Camels, Kings, and Conquerors: The Persian Empire
150(7)
A Greek history
A Persian king`s inscription
The Book of Isaiah
Epilogue: A World Not Truly Lost 157(3)
Timeline 160(3)
Further Reading 163(3)
Websites 166(2)
Index 168(4)
Text Credits 172
Extra informatie: 
Hardback
176 pagina's
Januari 2005
680 gram
241 x 197 x 19 mm
OXFORD UNIV PR us

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