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Publisher Comments:

Must reading for history students and anyone interested in the development of Western civilization, this lively, fascinating study demonstrates clearly that “the civilizations of the ancient Orient [were] a tremendous human experience, . . . without which another, subsequent civilization would not be conceivable.” The book examines the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Hittites, Hurrians, Canaanites, Aramaeans, Israelites, and Persians; offers a synthesis of Near Eastern accomplishments in politics, society, literature, and the arts; and presents a wealth of quotations from the little-known writings of Sumer, Egypt, Hurria, and other great civilizations. “. . . a work that should interest both scholars and laymen. It is a valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English, to the ancient Near Eastern civilizations.”—American Historical Review. “. . . a lucid, intelligent, and lively summation. . . . an appetizing and stimulating introduction to the study of man’s early civilizations.”—Science. Notes. Index. 32 halftones. 5 figures. 1 map.

Synopsis:

Fascinating study examines Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, Persians, others. "A valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." — American Historical Review. 32 halftones. 5 figures. 1 map.

Synopsis:

Examines the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Hittites, Hurrians, Canaanites, Aramaeans, Israelites, and Persians, offers a synthesis of Near Eastern accomplishments in politics, society, literature, and the arts, and presents a wealth of quotations from the little-known writings. "A valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." — American Historical Review. 32 halftones, 5 figures, 1 map.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

Part One. The Conditions

1 THE ORIENTAL RENAISSANCE

Part Two. The Components

2 THE SUMERIANS

3 THE BABYLONIANS AND ASSYRIANS

4 THE EGYPTIANS

Part Three. The Catalysts

5 THE HITTITES AND THE HURRIANS

6 THE CANAANITES AND THE ARAMAENS

7 ISRAEL

Part Four. The Synthesis

8 THE PERSIANS

9 THE FACE OF THE ANCIENT ORIENT

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486419527
Author:
Moscati, Sabatino
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Moscati
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Middle East Civilization To 622.
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 27
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 hts; 5 figs.; 1 map
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.92 lb

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Fascinating study examines Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, Persians, others. "A valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." — American Historical Review. 32 halftones. 5 figures. 1 map.
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Examines the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Hittites, Hurrians, Canaanites, Aramaeans, Israelites, and Persians, offers a synthesis of Near Eastern accomplishments in politics, society, literature, and the arts, and presents a wealth of quotations from the little-known writings. "A valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." — American Historical Review. 32 halftones, 5 figures, 1 map.
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