The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II

The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II


By (author) Marc Van De Mieroop

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 18mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 9 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1444332201
  • ISBN 13: 9781444332209
  • Sales rank: 749,403

Product description

The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II offers a transnational perspective on the age of King Ramesses II of Egypt during the centuries of 1500 to 1200 BC. Shows how powerful states - stretching from western Iran to Greece and from Turkey to Sudan - jointly shaped the history, society, and culture of this region through both peaceful and military means Offers a straightforward narrative, current research, and rich illustrations Utilizes historical data from ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Hittites, Mycenaeans, Canaanites, and others Considers all members of these ancient societies, from commoners to royalty - exploring everything from people's eating habits to royal negotiations over diplomatic marriages

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Review quote

"Throughout the chapters, various basic problems of historical methodology from interaction to self-identification, from technological change to collapse are faced and explained in an easy but correct way." (Recensiones, 2010)

Table of contents

List of illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgments. Note to the reader. 1 The World in 1279 BC. 2 The Primary Actors: States. 3 The Other Actors: On the Fringes of the States. 4 Political Organization and Social Structure. 5 Diplomacy and War. 6 Food and Drink. 7 Aspects of the economy: textiles, metals, and trade. 8 Cultures in Contact. 9 A Mediterranean system. 10 End of an Era. Appendix: King Lists. Notes. Bibliography. Index.