Archaeologies of the Middle East: Critical Perspectives by Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck

By Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck

Archaeologies of the center East offers an leading edge advent to the archaeology of this interesting sector and a window on either its prior and current.

  • Written via the various most sensible archaeologists of the center East: students from diversified backgrounds with a variety of pursuits and highbrow approaches
  • Coverage spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic times
  • Explores the connections among modern day politics and the social context of archaeological perform and numerous underutilized techniques to archaeological interpretation
  • Designed for scholar use

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Two of these, Babylonia and Urartu, were major states. E. by rulers with strong relations to Assyria, but afterwards developed independently into a rival of Assyria, vying to conquer small city-states on the upper Euphrates. , the Assyrian king Sargon II ravaged the kingdom but was unable to integrate it into his realm. Our sense of the historical events of these times is relatively sophisticated due to the fact that we have sources from political opponents at our disposal (Lanfranchi and Parpola 1990).

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