Synopses & Reviews
Few of the major peoples of the ancient Near East have been as little studied as the Elamites, a disparate collection of people living in what is today southwestern Iran, and yet few had such an impact on the course of history from c. 2600 BC to the first centuries AD. As the first synthesis of Elamite archaeology to appear in English in over fifteen years, this volume will serve as a major resource for all scholars, students and laypeople interested in the ancient Near East.
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An up-to-date survey of the archaeology and history of Elam, in the ancient Near East.
Few major peoples of the ancient Near East have been as little studied as the Elamites, despite their impact from c. 2600 BC to the first centuries AD. This first synthesis in English of Elamite archaeology in over fifteen years will be a major resource for scholars and students.
Table of Contents
1. Elam: what, when, where?; 2. Environment, climate and resources; 3. The immediate precursors of Elam; 4. Elam and Awan; 5. The dynasty of Shimski; 6. The grand regents of Elam and Susa; 7. The kingdom of Susa and Anshan; 8. The Neo-Elamite period; 9. Elam in the Achaemenid empire; 10. Elymais; 11. Elam under the Sasanians and beyond; 12. Conclusion.