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    DescriptionThe latter part of the 3rd millennium BC witnessed severe dislocations in the social, economic and political structures of the lands at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea - the Levant. In the south, in what is now Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan, hitherto thriving urban centres disappeared, to be replaced for several centuries by smaller agricultural and pastoral settlements, with an apparently increasingly large semi-nomadic or nomadic element in the population. In the north - modern Syria - life in many of the earlier towns was also disrupted, but there does not seem to have been such a major break in urban traditions, and the new towns which soon replaced the old were to rise to unprecedented heights of prosperity and cultural achievement well before the end of the millennium.The causes of these different but related historical developments - including possible environmental changes, military activity, and ethnic movements - have long enthralled archaeologists and ancient historians. This volume contains the papers given at a conference held in 2004 at the British Museum, presenting both new evidence and new theories bearing on this transitional period.


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    Title
    The Levant in Transition: No. 4
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) P.J. Parr
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 221 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 739 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904350996
    ISBN 10: 1904350992
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    DC22: 939.4
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: DS56 .L484 2009
    Illustrations note
    Illus.
    Publisher
    Maney Publishing
    Imprint name
    Maney Publishing
    Publication date
    30 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Leeds
    Review quote
    ...the book provides a useful overview of the variety of settlement and organizational forms prevalent during EB IV.' -- Graham Philip American Journal Of Archaeology January 2011 The chapters in the volume are worthwhile for their geographical scope: not only do they address the archaeology of Israel and Jordan, but information about the recent excavations at Sidon in Lebanon is provided, along with valuable summaries of investigations at Ebla, Tell Mishrifeh, and the Jebel Bishri region of Syria. [...] all of the chapters in this volume are themselves worthwhile contributions that go far to illuminate this exceedingly complex period of transition and change, even while offering a variety of modern techniques and perspectives.' -- Lisa Cooper Basor 361, 2011