Classical Studies: Ancient Near East

  • On the Edge of the Empires: Northern Mesopotamia in the Roman Period book cover

    On the Edge of the Empires

    Northern Mesopotamia in the Roman Period

    By Rocco Palermo

    In antiquity, North Mesopotamia was the centre of the confrontation between different imperial entities. Rome, the Parthians, the Sasanians and the nomads of the region were all agents of a complex series of dynamics that impacted on the area: Rome found the most serious threat to its territorial…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • Beyond Orality: Performance and the Composition of Biblical Poetry book cover

    Beyond Orality

    Performance and the Composition of Biblical Poetry

    By Jacqueline Vayntrub

    This book examines the modern scholarly history of theorizing biblical poetry and draws out an inherent tension between theories of biblical poetry that assume an oral genesis, and the written nature of our evidence. The divide between this imagined orality and the concrete materiality of the texts…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • Technology of the Ancient Near East: From the Neolithic to the Early Roman Periods book cover

    Technology of the Ancient Near East

    From the Neolithic to the Early Roman Periods

    By Jill Baker

    Peoples of the distant past lived comfortably in cities that boasted well-conceived urban planning, monumental architecture, running water, artistic expression, knowledge of mathematics and medicine and more. Without the benefits of modern technology, they enjoyed all the accoutrements of modern…

    Paperback – 2018-09-07 
    Routledge

  • Judaism and the Economy: A Sourcebook book cover

    Judaism and the Economy

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Michael Satlow

    Judaism and the Economy is an edited collection of sixty-nine Jewish texts relating to economic issues such as wealth, poverty, inequality, charity, and the charging of interest. The texts come from antiquity to the present and come from many genres. Primarily fresh translations into English from…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge

  • The Indian Ocean Trade in Antiquity: Political, Cultural, and Economic Impacts book cover

    The Indian Ocean Trade in Antiquity

    Political, Cultural, and Economic Impacts

    Edited by Matthew Adam Cobb

    The period from the death of Alexander the Great to the rise of the Islam (c. late fourth century BCE to seventh century CE) saw a significant growth in economic, diplomatic and cultural exchange between various civilisations in Africa, Europe and Asia. This was in large part thanks to the Indian…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Discovering Babylon book cover

    Discovering Babylon

    By Rannfrid Thelle

    This volume presents Babylon as it has been passed down through Western culture: through the Bible, classical texts, in Medieval travel accounts, and through depictions of the Tower motif in art. It then details the discovery of the material culture remains of Babylon from the middle of the 19th…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • The Babylonian Astronomical Compendium MUL.APIN book cover

    The Babylonian Astronomical Compendium MUL.APIN

    By Hermann Hunger, John Steele

    MUL.APIN, written sometime before the 8th century BC, was the most widely copied astronomical text in ancient Mesopotamia: a compendium including information such as star lists, descriptions of planetary phases, mathematical schemes for the length of day and night, a discussion of the luni-solar…

    Hardback – 2018-07-20 
    Routledge
    Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World

  • Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine: Changing Perspectives 8 book cover

    Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine

    Changing Perspectives 8

    By Keith W. Whitelam

    This volume is part of the Changing Perspectives sub-series, which is constituted by anthologies of articles by world-renowned biblical scholars and historians that have made an impact on the field and changed its course during the last decades. This volume offers a collection of seminal essays by…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • The Reign of Nebuchadnezzar I in History and Historical Memory book cover

    The Reign of Nebuchadnezzar I in History and Historical Memory

    By John P. Nielsen

    Nebuchadnezzar I (r. 1125-1104) was one of the more significant and successful kings to rule Babylonia in the intervening period between the demise of the Kassite Dynasty in the 12th century at the end of the Late Bronze Age, and the emergence of a new, independent Babylonian monarchy in the last…

    Hardback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • Place, Memory, and Healing: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments book cover

    Place, Memory, and Healing

    An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments

    By Ömür Harmanşah

    Place, Memory, and Healing: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments investigates the complex and deep histories of places, how they served as sites of memory and belonging for local communities over the centuries, and how they were appropriated and monumentalized in the hands of the political…

    Paperback – 2018-04-06
    Routledge

  • The Elamite World book cover

    The Elamite World

    Edited by Javier Álvarez-Mon, Gian Pietro Basello, Yasmina Wicks

    Amongst the civilizations to participate in the dynamic processes of contact and interchange that gave rise to complex societies in the ancient Near East, Elam has remained one of the most obscure, at times languishing in the background of scholarly inquiry. In recent years, however, an increasing…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Masculinities in the Court Tales of Daniel: Advancing Gender Studies in the Hebrew Bible book cover

    Masculinities in the Court Tales of Daniel

    Advancing Gender Studies in the Hebrew Bible

    By Brian Charles DiPalma

    In this volume, Brian Charles DiPalma examines masculinities in the court tales of Daniel as a test case for issues facing the burgeoning area of gender studies in the Hebrew Bible. In doing so, it both analyses how the court tales of Daniel portray the characters in terms of configurations of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

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