Ancient Near East Products

  • Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300

    By John D. Grainger

    The study of Syria as a Roman province has been neglected by comparison with equivalent geographical regions such as Italy, Egypt, Greece and even Gaul. It was, however, one of the economic powerhouses of the empire from its annexation until after the empire’s dissolution. As such it clearly…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Ishtar

    By Louise M. Pryke

    Ishtar is the first book dedicated to providing an accessible analysis of the mythology and image of this complex goddess. The polarity of her nature is reflected in her role as goddess of sexual love and war, and has made her difficult to characterise in modern scholarship. By exploring this…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • A Commentary on Numbers

    Narrative, Ritual, and Colonialism

    By Pekka Pitkänen

    This book provides a new reading of the biblical book of Numbers in a commentary form. Mainstream readings have tended to see the book as a haphazard junkyard of material that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed at a late stage in the history of ancient Israel.&…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • David’s Jerusalem

    Between Memory and History

    By Daniel Pioske

    The history of David’s Jerusalem remains one of the most contentious topics of the ancient world. This study engages with debates about the nature of this location by examining the most recent archaeological data from the site and by exploring the relationship of these remains to claims made about…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Byzantium and the Emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca. 1040-1130

    By Alexander Daniel Beihammer

    The arrival of the Seljuk Turks in Anatolia forms an indispensable part of modern Turkish discourse on national identity, but Western scholars, by contrast, have rarely included the Anatolian Turks in their discussions about the formation of European nations or the transformation of the Near East.…

    Hardback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Rome and Judaea

    International Law Relations, 162-100 BCE

    By Linda Zollschan

    Rome and Judaea explores the nature of Judaea’s first diplomatic mission to Rome during the Maccabean revolt: did it result in a sanctioned treaty or was it founded instead on amity? This book breaks new ground in this debate by bringing to light the "Roman-Jewish Friendship tablet," a newly…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Aleppo

    A History

    By Ross Burns

    Aleppo is one of the longest-surviving cities of the ancient and Islamic Middle East. Until recently it enjoyed a thriving urban life—in particular an active traditional suq, whose origins can be traced across many centuries. Its tangle of streets still follow the Hellenistic grid and above it…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible

    By Russell E. Gmirkin

    Plato and the Creation of the Hebrew Bible for the first time compares the ancient law collections of the Ancient Near East, the Greeks and the Pentateuch to determine the legal antecedents for the biblical laws. Following on from his 2006 work, Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus, Gmirkin…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • Women in Antiquity

    Real Women across the Ancient World

    Edited by Stephanie Lynn Budin, Jean Macintosh Turfa

    This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes…

    Hardback – 2016-08-18
    Routledge
    Rewriting Antiquity

  • Being a Man

    Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity

    Edited by Ilona Zsolnay

    Being a Man is a formative work which reveals the myriad and complex negotiations for constructions of masculine identities in the greater ancient Near East and beyond. Through a juxtaposition of studies into Neo-Assyrian artistic representations and omens, biblical hymns and narrative, Hittite,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • And Then the End Will Come

    Early Latin Christian Interpretations of the Opening of the Seven Seals

    By Douglas W. Lumsden

    This work examines a centuries-long intellectual tradition in the early Latin church linking the imagery associated with the opening of the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse with programs of ecclesiastical expansion and ascetic reform.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Rome in the East

    The Transformation of an Empire, 2nd Edition

    By Warwick Ball

    This new edition of Rome in the East expands on the seminal work of the first edition, and examines the lasting impact of the near Eastern influence on Rome on our understanding of the development of European culture. Warwick Ball explores modern issues as well as ancient, and overturns…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
    Routledge

1Series in Ancient Near East

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