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    DescriptionFrom the middle of the 3rd millennium BC until the coming of Cyrus the Great, southwestern Iran was referred to in Mesopotamian sources as the land of Elam. A heterogeneous collection of regions, Elam was home to a variety of groups, alternately the object of Mesopotamian aggression, and aggressors themselves; an ethnic group seemingly swallowed up by the vast Achaemenid Persian empire, yet a force strong enough to attack Babylonia in the last centuries BC. The Elamite language is attested as late as the Medieval era, and the name Elam as late as 1300 in the records of the Nestorian church. This book examines the formation and transformation of Elam's many identities through both archaeological and written evidence, and brings to life one of the most important regions of Western Asia, re-evaluates its significance, and places it in the context of the most recent archaeological and historical scholarship.

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    The Archaeology of Elam
    Formation and Transformation of an Ancient Iranian State
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D. T. Potts, Series edited by Norman Yoffee, Series edited by Susan E. Alcock, Series edited by Tom Dillehay, Series edited by Steven Shennan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 524
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,120 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521564960
    ISBN 10: 0521564964

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBN
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    DC22: 935
    DC21: 935
    B&T Approval Code: A15306000
    LC classification: DS65 .P68 1999
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG, NKD
    Illustrations note
    42 b/w illus. 11 maps
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    Publication date
    01 November 1999
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    Review quote
    'This is the most comprehensive and detailed study of the many Elamite worlds that existed over the course of the millennia.' The Times Higher Education Supplement ' ... excellent and exhaustively documented.' The Times Literary Supplement
    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.