Ancient Turkey

Author: Antonio Sagona,Paul Zimansky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134440278
Category: History
Page: 420
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Students of antiquity often see ancient Turkey as a bewildering array of cultural complexes. Ancient Turkey brings together in a coherent account the diverse and often fragmented evidence, both archaeological and textual, that forms the basis of our knowledge of the development of Anatolia from the earliest arrivals to the end of the Iron Age. Much new material has recently been excavated and unlike Greece, Mesopotamia, and its other neighbours, Turkey has been poorly served in terms of comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible discussions of its ancient past. Ancient Turkey is a much needed resource for students and scholars, providing an up-to-date account of the widespread and extensive archaeological activity in Turkey. Covering the entire span before the Classical period, fully illustrated with over 160 images and written in lively prose, this text will be enjoyed by anyone interested in the archaeology and early history of Turkey and the ancient Near East.


Author: Konrad Volk
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Page: N.A
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Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament

Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts
Author: Jonathan S. Greer,John W. Hilber,John H. Walton
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1493415549
Category: Religion
Page: 640
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This authoritative volume brings together a team of world-class scholars to cover the full range of Old Testament backgrounds studies in a concise, up-to-date, and comprehensive manner. With expertise in various subdisciplines of Old Testament backgrounds, the authors illuminate the cultural, social, and historical contexts of the world behind the Old Testament. They introduce readers to a wide range of background materials, covering history, geography, archaeology, and ancient Near Eastern textual and iconographic studies. Meant to be used alongside traditional literature-based canonical surveys, this one-stop introduction to Old Testament backgrounds fills a gap in typical introduction to the Bible courses. It contains over 100 illustrations, including photographs, line drawings, maps, charts, and tables, which will facilitate its use in the classroom.

International Symposium on East Anatolia-South Caucasus Cultures

Proceedings I
Author: N.A
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443881546
Page: 440
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The Southern Caucasus is a region of great historical, cultural and strategic importance, which means that it has become an indispensable research field for most of the social sciences, particularly archaeology. However, despite its rich potential, research in the areas of modern-day Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nakhichevan, North-western Iran and North-eastern Turkey has been inadequate when compared with other important culture basins such as Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean. In October 2012, Atatürk University in Erzurum, North-eastern Anatolia, Turkey, with the patronage of the Eurasian Silk Road Universities Consortium (ESRUC), hosted a Symposium of academics from more than 120 science and education institutions around the world to discuss opinions and share information about cultures in this region from its earliest times to the Middle Ages, within the scope of Ancient History, Archaeology, Art History, and Ethno-archaeology. This two volume publication is a compilation of 75 articles, which were evaluated and selected by an Academic Committee, from contributors who presented their academic papers at the Symposium.

Ancient Cities

The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome
Author: Charles Gates
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 113682328X
Category: History
Page: 504
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Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from the perspectives of archaeology and architectural history, bringing to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered from archaeological excavations. Urban form is the focus: the physical appearance and overall plans of the cities, their architecture and natural topography, and the cultural and historical contexts in which they flourished. Attention is also paid to non-urban features such as religious sanctuaries and burial grounds, places and institutions that were a familiar part of the city dweller's experience. Objects or artifacts that represented the essential furnishings of everyday life are discussed, such as pottery, sculpture, wall paintings, mosaics and coins. Ancient Cities is unusual in presenting this wide range of Old World cultures in such comprehensive detail, giving equal weight to the Preclassical and Classical periods, and in showing the links between these ancient cultures. User-friendly features include: use of clear and accessible language, assuming no previous background knowledge lavishly illustrated with over 300 line drawings, maps, and photos historical summaries, further reading arranged by topic, plus a consolidated bibliography and comprehensive index new to the second edition: a companion website with an interactive timeline, chapter summaries, study questions, illustrations and a glossary of archaeological and historical terms. Visit the website at In this second edition, Charles Gates has comprehensively revised and updated his original text, and Neslihan Yılmaz has reworked her acclaimed illustrations. Readers and lecturers will be delighted to see a new chapter on Phoenician cities in the first millennium BC, and new sections on Göbekli Tepe, the sensational Neolithic sanctuary; Sinope, a Greek city on the Black Sea coast; and cities of the western Roman Empire. With its comprehensive presentation of ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern cities, its rich collection of illustrations, and its new companion website, Ancient Cities will remain an essential textbook for university and high school students across a wide range of archaeology, ancient history, and ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and classical studies courses.

Homo Necans

Interpretationen altgriechischer Opferriten und Mythen
Author: Walter Burkert
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110808471
Category: History
Page: 390
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Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt

Author: Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckart Olshausen,Richard Szydlak
Publisher: J.B. Metzler
ISBN: 9783476024015
Category: History
Page: 308
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Vom 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis ins 15. Jahrhundert n. Chr. - der Pauly-Atlas lädt Schüler, Studenten und alle Interessierten auf eine einzigartige Reise durch die Antike ein. 168 vierfarbige Karten im Atlasformat führen durch die historischen Entwicklungen und Strömungen im Vorderen Orient, der Mittelmeerwelt, des griechischen Ostroms, der islamischen Welt und der christlich geprägten germanischen Reiche. Ein ebenso ausführlicher, wissenschaftlicher und spannender Kommentar begleitet jeden Welt- und Zeitausschnitt: Zahlreiche Tabellen, historisch-geografische Skizzen, Stadtpläne und Stammbäume veranschaulichen den Text und lassen so Seite für Seite Geschichte, Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft und Kultur lebendig werden.

Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World

Material Crossovers
Author: Katharina Rebay-Salisbury,Ann Brysbaert,Lin Foxhall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135014450
Category: Social Science
Page: 214
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This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to the construction, maintenance, and collapse of networks of various forms – which are central to explanations of cultural contact and change. Focusing on the materiality of objects and on the way in which materials are used adds a multidimensional quality to networks. The properties, functions, and styles of different materials are intrinsically linked to the way in which knowledge flows and technologies are transmitted. Transmission of technologies from one craft to another is one of the main drivers of innovation, whilst sharing knowledge is enabled and limited by the extent of associated social networks in place. Archaeological research has often been limited to studying objects made of one particular material in depth, be it lithic materials, ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, wood or others. The knowledge flow and transfer between crafts that deal with different materials have often been overlooked. This book takes a fresh approach to the reconstruction of knowledge networks by integrating two or more craft traditions in each of its chapters. The authors, well-known experts and early career researchers, provide concise case studies that cover a wide range of materials. The scope of the book extends from networks of craft traditions to implications for society in a wider sense: materials, objects, and the technologies used to make and distribute them are interwoven with social meaning. People make objects, but objects make people – the materiality of objects shapes our understanding of the world and our place within it. In this book, objects are treated as clues to social networks of different sorts that can be contrasted and compared, both spatially and diachronically.

Prinzeps und Pharao

der Kult des Augustus in Ägypten
Author: Friederike Herklotz
Publisher: Verlag Antike
ISBN: 3938032154
Category: History
Page: 506
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Aegyptum imperio populi Romani adieci - "Agypten habe ich dem Herrschaftsgebiet des romischen Volkes hinzugefugt." Mit dieser knappen Feststellung behandelt Kaiser Augustus die Eingliederung Agyptens in das Romische Reich im 27. Kapitel seines Tatenberichtes. Die Studie untersucht erstmals umfassend unter Einbezug sowohl der agyptischen als auch der griechisch/lateinischen Quellen die kultische Stellung des Augustus in Agypten. Zum Zeitpunkt der Eroberung Agyptens im Jahre 30 v.Chr. wurde das Land am Nil von den Ptolemaern beherrscht. Diese Konige ubten zum einen die Rolle des Pharaos aus, der durch das tagliche Opfer an die Gotter die Welt vor dem Ruckfall ins Chaos bewahrte. Zum anderen waren sie basileis und wurden aufgrund ihrer Machtfulle und ihrer herausragenden Taten in denselben Formen wie Gotter verehrt. Octavian, der spatere Kaiser Augustus, hatte die Ptolemaer im Konigskult ersetzen mussen. Dies widersprach jedoch den Vorstellungen der Romer, denn er war nur ein mit besonderen Vollmachten ausgestatteter Reprasentant der romischen Republik. Der eigentliche Herrscher Agyptens waren Senat und Volk von Rom. Die Autorin beleuchtet den Kompromiss, der nun gefunden werden musste, und analysiert die Kontinuitaten und Bruche im Vergleich zur Ptolemaerzeit.

The Global Prehistory of Human Migration

Author: Immanuel Ness
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118970586
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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Previously published as the first volume of The Encyclopediaof Global Human Migration, this work is devoted exclusively toprehistoric migration, covering all periods and places from thefirst hominin migrations out of Africa through the end ofprehistory. Presents interdisciplinary coverage of this topic, includingscholarship from the fields of archaeology, anthropology, genetics,biology, linguistics, and more Includes contributions from a diverse international team ofauthors, representing 17 countries and a variety ofdisciplines Divided into two sections, covering the Pleistocene andHolocene; each section examines human migration through chaptersthat focus on different regional and disciplinary lenses

Das Wasser-Buch

Kultur, Religion, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft
Author: Frank Kürschner-Pelkmann
Publisher: Verlag Otto Lembeck
ISBN: 3874765318
Page: 469
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Geschichte und Mythos
Author: Louise Schofield
Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 9783805339438
Category: History
Page: 211
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Seit den Ausgrabungen Heinrich Schliemanns ist der Name Mykene aufs engste verbunden mit dem Mythos des sagenumwobenen Königs Agamemnon, der die Griechen in den Trojanischen Krieg fuehrte. Schliemann fand 1876 reich ausgestattete Grabanlagen, unter anderem den beruehmten Goldschatz mit der sog. »Goldmaske des Agamemnon«. Waren die Mauern Mykenes mit dem beruehmten Löwentor wirklich die Burg des legendären Herrschers? Auf der Basis neuester Forschungen gibt dieser reich illustrierte Band einen faszinierenden Ã_berblick ueber Mythos und Wirklichkeit der mykenischen Zivilisation, die jahrhundertelang die Peloponnes beherrschte und schliesslich dramatisch unterging.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

City and Country in the Ancient World

Author: John Rich,Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134891288
Category: History
Page: 324
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The ancient Greco-Roman world was a world of citie, in a distinctive sense of communities in which countryside was dominated by urban centre. This volume of papers written by influential archaeologists and historians seeks to bring together the two disciplines in exploring the city-country relationship.