Atlas of the Ancient Near East

From Prehistoric Times to the Roman Imperial Period

Author: Trevor Bryce,Jessie Birkett-Rees

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317562100

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 2847


This atlas provides students and scholars with a broad range of information on the development of the Ancient Near East from prehistoric times through the beginning of written records in the Near East (c. 3000 BC) to the late Roman Empire and the rise of Islam. The geographical coverage of the Atlas extends from the Aegean coast of Anatolia in the west through Iran and Afghanistan to the east, and from the Black and Caspian Seas in the north to Arabia and the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean in the south. The Atlas of the Ancient Near East includes a wide-ranging overview of the civilizations and kingdoms discussed, written in a lively and engaging style, which considers not only political and military issues but also introduces the reader to social and cultural topics such as trade, religion, how people were educated and entertained, and much more. With a comprehensive series of detailed maps, supported by the authors’ commentary and illustrations of major sites and key artifacts, this title is an invaluable resource for students who wish to understand the fascinating cultures of the Ancient Near East.

Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East

Author: Michael Roaf

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816022182

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 1496


Surveys the history and development of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilization, describing the cultural, technological, political, and economic achievements of the different peoples living there

Historical Atlas of the Ancient World

Author: Anne-Maria Wittke,Christine F. Salazar

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004171565

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 5567


Covering the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD, this new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire. The atlas has 170 large color maps that document the main historical developments. Each map is accompanied by a text that outlines the main historical developments. These texts include bibliographies and 65 additional maps, tables and stemmata that provide further elucidation.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

Author: John Haywood

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141014487

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 3115


An broad-based survey of the world's earliest human cultures ranges from the ancient farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the founding of Rome, utilizing photographs, artwork, reproductions, and full-color maps to highlight a look at such topics as the origins of the Egyptian pharaohs, China's dynasties, and the great cities of the Inca and Aztec. Original.

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 7265


«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

The Oxford History of the Biblical World

Author: Michael David Coogan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195139372

Category: Religion

Page: 487

View: 3619


Examines the history, art, architecture, languages, literatures, society, and religion of Biblical Israel and early Judaism and Christianity

Reader's Guide to Military History

Author: Charles Messenger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135959773

Category: Reference

Page: 986

View: 1334


This book contains some 600 entries on a range of topics from ancient Chinese warfare to late 20th-century intervention operations. Designed for a wide variety of users, it encompasses general reviews of aspects of military organization and science, as well as specific wars and conflicts. The book examines naval and air warfare, as well as significant individuals, including commanders, theorists, and war leaders. Each entry includes a listing of additional publications on the topic, accompanied by an article discussing these publications with reference to their particular emphases, strengths, and limitations.

Atlas of World History

Author: Patrick Karl O'Brien

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019521921X

Category: Reference

Page: 312

View: 8063


Maps follow the march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century.

Oxford Bible Atlas

Author: Adrian Curtis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623326

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 1257


This new edition of the Oxford Bible Atlas, now with full-colour maps and illustrations, has been thoroughly revised to bring it up to date with regard both to biblical scholarship and to archaeology and topography. The Atlas will help readers of the Bible understand the contexts in which its stories are set and to appreciate the world from which it emerged and which formed its background. Maps show the geographical setting of the Bible's stories and reflect the successive stages of the Bible's accounts, while specially chosen full-colour illustrations bring the countries and their peoples to life. The accompanying text describes the land of Palestine, and its wider ancient Near Eastern and east Mediterranean settings. It outlines clearly the successive historical periods, and describes the major civilizations with which Israelites, Jews, and early Christians came into contact. There is also an illustrated survey of the relevance of archaeology for the study of the Bible. The Atlas provides a superb guide to the geography of the Holy Land throughout biblical history, from the Exodus period through to New Testament times.

Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World

Map-by-map Directory

Author: Richard J. A. Talbert

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691049458

Category: History

Page: 1383

View: 8392


These two volumes have no maps. But all the Greek and Roman place names which are mapped in the atlas volume are here given together with references to the original research which marshals the evidence for how we know where the ancient places were.


Der Bibelatlas

Author: Barry J. Beitzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789089984173


Page: 576

View: 6004


Historical Atlas of the Jewish People

Author: Yohanan Aharoni,Shmuel Aḥituv

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780826414700

Category: History

Page: 482

View: 4622


The first Atlas of its kind to document in such great detail the rich and turbulent history of the Jewish People.

Holman Bible Atlas

Author: Thomas V. Brisco

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433670313

Category: Religion

Page: 298

View: 2890


The Holman Bible Atlas offers a visual feast through which the reader can explore the world of the Bible. Utilizing 140 full color maps key to biblical events and 140 full color photographs illustrating the land, sites, and archaeology of the biblical world, the Atlas draws the reader into the biblical story.The Holman Bible Atlas begins with an introduction to the geography of the biblical world emphasizing the major physical features of the Ancient Near East with special attention given to the geographical regions of Palestine. Information about daily life and the role of archaeology in recovering ancient cultures are discussed.

Was Achilles a Jew?

Hebraic Contributions to Greek Civilization

Author: Larry S. Milner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333150

Category: History

Page: 519

View: 7849


Significant interest has always existed about the origin of Classic Greek culture, but despite the long-standing attention, scholars continue to disagree on where this amazing civilization got its start. The Mycenaeans were the earliest Greek-speaking people on the mainland, but the country entered a Dark Age following the end of the Trojan War, and in the Archaic Age which followed, the fundamentals of Greek political and literary thought suddenly emerged, without a clear source of derivation. Historians have sometimes given credit to the Egyptians, Phoenicians, or other Eastern civilizations for this evolution, but no serious consideration has been given to the ancient Hebrews, despite the fact that the Exodus from Egypt took place during the Late Bronze Age, when Mycenae was at its peak of influence in the Mediterranean Basin. In Was Achilles a Jew? Hebraic Origins to Greek Civilization, Dr. Larry Milner argues that a group of Hebrews devoted to the traditions of the patriarchs left the Exodus following the parricidal reprisals instituted by Moses during the modification of Judaism into a monotheistic faith, and migrated to Mycenae, where they became immersed into Mycenaean culture, taking part in the Trojan War. His analysis provides the most persuasive argument to date about where the Eastern influence in Greece was generated.

Collins Atlas of Bible History

Author: James Bennett Pritchard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007267703

Category: Bible

Page: 192

View: 8580


The story of the Bible is also the story of the ancient Near East, the home of the first civilizations and scene of the clashes between the great empires of Egypt, the Hittites, Assyria and Babylon. Records of this period are replete with wars, conquerors and exiles, the rise and fall of empires and the divisions of kingdoms, linking prophets, judges and kings and of course the life of Jesus himself. From the earliest evidence of mankind in Palestine, to the establishment of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, the Jewish revolts against the Romans and the rise of the Christian Church, the whole of Biblical history in its geographical context is covered here. Richly illustrated with over 100 detailed maps and diagrams, and authoritative accompanying text, the content has been specially created to appeal to students, historians of religion and anyone with a passion for the period. It conveys a tangible sense of the land, events and people portrayed in the world's most famous book, making it an outstanding work of reference. Edited by Professor James B. Pritchard, with an international contributory team of archaeologists, linguists, historians and theologians Consultant editor Nick Page, author of Explorer's Notes: The Bible Over 100 maps and diagrams create a visual picture of the region Internet links to enable further research Biblical references to enhance the text