Classical Studies: Ancient Near East

  • 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 third century BC to the seventh century AD, a period which spans the aftermath of the death of Alexander the Great to the rise of the Islam, saw a growth in economic, diplomatic and cultural exchanges between various civilisations as a result of trade in the Indian Ocean. Peoples living in the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 L. 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 – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-07-17 
    Routledge
    Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World

  • 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 – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • 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 – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • 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 – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

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

    Place, Memory, and Healing PBD

    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 – 2018-04-09 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-02-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • 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 – 2018-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World book cover

    Sex in Antiquity

    Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

    Edited by Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, James Robson

    Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge
    Rewriting Antiquity

  • A Social-Political History of Monotheism: From Judah to the Byzantines book cover

    A Social-Political History of Monotheism

    From Judah to the Byzantines

    By Jeremiah W. Cataldo

    In A Social-Political History of Monotheism, Cataldo shows how political concerns were fundamental to the development of Judeo-Christian monotheism. Beginning with the disruptive and devastating historical events that shook early Israelite culture and ending with the seemingly victorious emergence…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15
    Routledge

  • Losing One's Head in the Ancient Near East: Interpretation and Meaning of Decapitation book cover

    Losing One's Head in the Ancient Near East

    Interpretation and Meaning of Decapitation

    By Rita Dolce

    In the Ancient Near East, cutting off someone’s head was a unique act, not comparable to other types of mutilation, and therefore charged with a special symbolic and communicative significance. This book examines representations of decapitation in both images and texts, particularly in the context…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

2Series in Ancient Near East

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