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Cultures in Contact: From Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C.

Cultures in Contact: From Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C.

Paperback Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia

Edited by Joan Aruz, Edited by Sarah Graff, Edited by Yelena Rakic

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 251mm x 23mm | 1,293g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300185030
  • ISBN 13: 9780300185034
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 903,245

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In conjunction with the 2008-9 exhibition Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a series of lectures brought together major international scholars in a variety of fields concerned with the worlds of the Near East and the eastern Mediterranean in the middle and late Bronze Ages. Interconnections among these rich and complex civilizations extending from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean were developed in detail, ranging from reports of new archaeological discoveries and insightful art historical interpretations of material culture, to innovative investigations of literary, historical, and political aspects of interactions among these great powers. This symposium volume, containing twenty-eight essays, is an ideal companion to the exhibition catalogue, providing compelling overviews of the ancient Near Eastern and eastern Mediterranean cultures during this period that are both broad and deep in their range.

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Joan Aruz is curator in charge and Sarah Graff and Yelena Rakic are assistant curators in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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"Highly recommended. This excellent volume belongs in all university libraries." - Choice Choice