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    DescriptionThis 500,000 word reference work provides the most comprehensive general treatment available of the peoples and places of the regions commonly referred to as the ancient Near and Middle East - extending from the Aegean coast of Turkey in the west to the Indus river in the east. It contains some 1,500 entries on the kingdoms, countries, cities, and population groups of Anatolia, Cyprus, Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Iran and parts of Central Asia, from the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Persian empire. Five distinguished international scholars have collaborated with the author on the project. Detailed accounts are provided of the Near/Middle Eastern peoples and places known to us from historical records. Each of these entries includes specific references to translated passages from the relevant ancient texts. Numerous entries on archaeological sites contain accounts of their history of excavation, as well as more detailed descriptions of their chief features and their significance within the commercial, cultural, and political contexts of the regions to which they belonged. The book contains a range of illustrations, including twenty maps. It serves as a major, indeed a unique, reference source for students as well as established scholars, both of the ancient Near Eastern as well as the Classical civilizations. It also appeals to more general readers wishing to pursue in depth their interests in these civilizations. There is nothing comparable to it on the market today.

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    The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Trevor Bryce
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 944
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 59 mm
    Weight: 2,532 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415394857
    ISBN 10: 0415394856

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000, A15300000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    DC22: 939/.4, 939.4
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS009000
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    BIC subject category V2: 1F
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    LC classification: DS57 .B89 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Illustrations note
    138 black & white halftones, 22 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    15 July 2009
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    Author Information
    Trevor Bryce is an Honorary Research Consultant at the University of Queensland and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has held positions as Reader in Classics and Ancient History, University of Queensland, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of New England (Australia), and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Lincoln University, New Zealand. He is the author of numerous works on the ancient Near East. His most recent publications are The Kingdom of the Hittites (2005), and The Trojans and their Neighbours (Routledge, 2006).
    Review quote
    'All research libraries should have the volume.' - International Review of Biblical Studies
    Table of contents
    List of Maps. List of Figures. Abbreviations. Maps. Introduction. Historical Overview. Alphabetical Entries. Appendices I - General Chronology II - The Major Royal Dynasties III - Urartian Chronology IV - Greek and Roman Authors. Glossary. Bibliography. Index