The Cambridge Ancient History: Plates: The Middle East, the Greek World and the Balkans to the Sixth Century B.C v.3: Plates to Volume 3

The Cambridge Ancient History: Plates: The Middle East, the Greek World and the Balkans to the Sixth Century B.C v.3: Plates to Volume 3

Hardback Cambridge Ancient History Plates

Edited by John Boardman

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 313 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 246mm x 24mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1984
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521242894
  • ISBN 13: 9780521242899
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, maps, plans
  • Sales rank: 1,572,137

Product description

The publication of the Plates Volume to accompany the Cambridge Ancient History Volume III and that for Volume II part I inaugurates a new style and format for these books. The illustrations are now presented with a descriptive text and commentary, so that each chapter is a self-contained account of matters of archaeological and art-historical interest, relevant to the history of a period and place. The order of illustration is not always that of the chapters in the text volumes, but is determined by the material illustrated and the principal subjects it suggests. The intention is thus both to complement the text volumes and to provide an independent commentary on the material evidence of antiquity. The Plates for Volume III covers the prehistory of the Balkans, the Near Eastern kingdoms and Egypt, the rise of the Greek States in the period of colonisation and of their 'Archaic' art and culture, down to the later part of the sixth century BC. The narrative draws upon the evidence of topography, excavation and art history to demonstrate how these studies have succeeded in both illustrating and supplementing our knowledge of antiquity, won mainly from written sources.

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Table of contents

List of maps; Acknowledgements for photographs; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. The prehistory of the Balkans to 1000 BC; 2. Babylonia; 3. Assyria; 4. Urartu; 5. The Syro-Hittite States; 6. Phoenicia and the Punic world; 7. Israel and Judah; 8. Egypt; 9. Cyprus; 10. The native kingdoms of Anatolia; 11. The Thracians; 12. The Scythians; 13. The Greek world; 14. The alphabet and Greece.