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The Resource The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 1 | Part 2, Early history of the Middle East, edited by I.E.S. Edwards, C.J. Gadd, N.G.L. Hammond

The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 1 | Part 2, Early history of the Middle East, edited by I.E.S. Edwards, C.J. Gadd, N.G.L. Hammond

Label
The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 1 | Part 2, Early history of the Middle East
Title
The Cambridge ancient history
Title number
  • Volume 1
  • Part 2
Title part
Early history of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
edited by I.E.S. Edwards, C.J. Gadd, N.G.L. Hammond
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Part II of volume I deals with the history of the Near East from about 3000 to 1750 B.C. In Egypt, a long period of political unification and stability enabled the kings of the Old Kingdom to develop and exploit natural resources, to mobilize both the manpower and the technical skill to build the pyramids, and to encourage sculptors in the production of works of superlative quality. After a period of anarchy and civil war at the end of the Sixth Dynasty the local rulers of Thebes established the so-called Middle Kingdom, restoring an age of political calm in which the arts could again flourish. In Western Asia, Babylonia was the main centre and source of civilisation, and her moral, though not always her military, hegemony was recognized and accepted by the surrounding countries of Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Assyria and Elam. The history of the region is traced from the late Uruk and Jamdat Nasr periods up to the rise of Hammurabi, the most significant developments being the invention of writing in the Uruk period, the emergence of the Semites as a political factor under Sargon, and the success of the centralized bureaucracy under the Third Dynasty of Ur
Member of
Dewey number
939.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1909-1996,
  • 1907-2001,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Edwards, I. E. S.
  • Gadd, C. J.
  • Hammond, N. G. L.
Series statement
The Cambridge ancient history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Bronze age
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • History, Ancient
  • Civilization, Ancient
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The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 1 | Part 2, Early history of the Middle East, edited by I.E.S. Edwards, C.J. Gadd, N.G.L. Hammond
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Contents
aThe Early Dynastic Period in Egypt -- The last predynastic period in Babylonia -- The cities of Babylonia -- The Old Kingdom in Egypt and the beginning of the First Intermediate Period -- Palestine in the Early Bronze Age -- The Early Dynastic Period in Mesopotamia -- Syria Before 2200 B.C. -- Anatolia -- The Dynasty of Agade and the Gutian Invasion -- The Middle Kingdom in Egypt -- Syria and Palestine -- Babylonia -- Persia -- Anatolia ; Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Period -- Assyria -- Greece, Crete, and the Aegean Islands in the Early Bronze Age ; Cyprus in the Early Bronze Age -- Immigrants from the North
Control code
CR9781139054256
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 1058 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139054256
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781139054256
Label
The Cambridge ancient history, Volume 1 | Part 2, Early history of the Middle East, edited by I.E.S. Edwards, C.J. Gadd, N.G.L. Hammond
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015)
Contents
aThe Early Dynastic Period in Egypt -- The last predynastic period in Babylonia -- The cities of Babylonia -- The Old Kingdom in Egypt and the beginning of the First Intermediate Period -- Palestine in the Early Bronze Age -- The Early Dynastic Period in Mesopotamia -- Syria Before 2200 B.C. -- Anatolia -- The Dynasty of Agade and the Gutian Invasion -- The Middle Kingdom in Egypt -- Syria and Palestine -- Babylonia -- Persia -- Anatolia ; Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Period -- Assyria -- Greece, Crete, and the Aegean Islands in the Early Bronze Age ; Cyprus in the Early Bronze Age -- Immigrants from the North
Control code
CR9781139054256
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 1058 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139054256
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781139054256

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