Early history of the Middle East

edited by I.E.S. Edwards, C.J. Gadd, N.G.L. Hammond

Part II of volume I deals with the history of the Near East from about 3000 to 1750 B.C. In Egypt, a long period of political unification and stability enabled the kings of the Old Kingdom to develop and exploit natural resources, to mobilize both the manpower and the technical skill to build the pyramids, and to encourage sculptors in the production of works of superlative quality. After a period of anarchy and civil war at the end of the Sixth Dynasty the local rulers of Thebes established the so-called Middle Kingdom, restoring an age of political calm in which the arts could again flourish. In Western Asia, Babylonia was the main centre and source of civilisation, and her moral, though not always her military, hegemony was recognized and accepted by the surrounding countries of Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Assyria and Elam. The history of the region is traced from the late Uruk and Jamdat Nasr periods up to the rise of Hammurabi, the most significant developments being the invention of writing in the Uruk period, the emergence of the Semites as a political factor under Sargon, and the success of the centralized bureaucracy under the Third Dynasty of Ur.

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  • List of maps
  • List of tables
  • List of text-figures
  • Preface
  • 11. The early dynastic period in Egypt I. E. S. Edwards, F.B.A
  • 12. The last predynastic period in Babylonia Henri Frankfort and Leri Davies
  • 13. The cities of Babylonia C. J. Gadd, F.B.A
  • 14. The old kingdom in Egypt and the beginning of the first intermediate period W. Stevenson Smith
  • 15. Palestine in the early Bronze Age R. de Vaux, O.P.
  • 16. The early dynastic period in Mesopotamia Sir Max E. L. Mallowan, F.B.A.
  • 17. Syria before 2200 B.C. Margaret S. Drower and J. Borrero
  • 18. Anatolia c.4000-2300 B.C. J. Mellaart and Carl W. Blegen
  • 19. The dynasty of Agade and the Gutian invasion C. J. Gadd
  • 20. The middle kingdom in Egypt William C. Hayes
  • 21. Syria and Palestine c.2160-1780 B.C. G. Posener, J. Bottero and K. M. Kenyon, F.B.A
  • 22. Babylonia c. 2120-1800 B.C. C. J. Gadd
  • 23. Persia c.2400-1800 B.C. Walther Hinz
  • 24. Anatolia c.2300-1750 B.C. J. Mellaart, Carl W. Blegen and Hildegard Lewy
  • 25. Assyria c.2600-1816 B.C. Hildegard Lewy
  • 26. Greece, Crete, and the Aegean islands in the early Bronze Age John L. Caskey and H. W. Catling
  • 27. Immigrants from the north R. A. Crossland
  • Bibliographies
  • chronological tables
  • Index to maps
  • General index.

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書名 Early history of the Middle East
著作者等 Edwards, I. E. S.
Gadd, C. J.
Hammond, N. G. L.
Gadd C.J.
Hammond N. G. L.
Edwards I.E.S.
シリーズ名 The Cambridge ancient history
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1971
版表示 3rd ed
ページ数 xxiii, 1058 p., [3] folded leaves of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780521077910
NCID BA26622724
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス