The Oxford encyclopedia of archaeology in the Near East

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Summary
This comprehensive five-volume work analyzes the archaeological and linguistic data that pertain to the broad cultural milieu of the ancient Near East, the crossroads of three of the world's most influential religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Ranging from prehistoric times up to theearly centuries of the rise of Islam, the work covers the civilizations of Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Arabia, Cyprus, Egypt, and the coastal regions of North and East Africa. It includes 1,125 alphabetically arranged entries on sites, languages, material culture, archaeologicalmethods, organizations and institutions, and major excavators and scholars of the field. This one-of-a-kind, accessibly written reference brings new breadth to the study of archaeology in the biblical world, making it a valuable resource not only to scholars and students of archaeology, but also tothose with an interest in ancient art and architecture, languages, history, and religion.
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Booklist Review: "The history and culture of the ancient world has always attracted particularly intense study. The biblical history of Israel, for example, has inspired an entire archaeological industry devoted to annotating the biblical accounts with historical facts. Nowhere has this industry been more extensively surveyed than in this five-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East. An extremely worthy addition to Oxford's publishing list, this set is sponsored by the American Schools of Oriental Research. Editor-in-Chief Eric M. Meyers, Professor of Religion and Archaeology at Duke University, presents the reader with a compelling essay on the encyclopedia's genesis as a handbook of biblical archaeology to its evolution into an indispensible reference resource on the ancient world and the archaeological profession. Following this essay are more than 1,100 entries, signed by eminent historians and archaeologists, that survey topics as varied as culture, language, theory and practices, and sites. The final volume includes an excellent index. More than 450 of the essays are devoted to archaeological sites or digs. The entry on Jerusalem, for example, is 14 pages long, complete with photographs of the Citadel of David, the Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock, and examines the history of the city as revealed by the digs. This entry also contains maps of the city at various periods from prehistory through the Crusades, and an extensive bibliography. The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land [RBB D 1 93] offers only slightly more extensive coverage of such sites. The remainder of the 1,100 entries are similar in content to those on the sites. While Civilizations of the Ancient Near East [RBB Ap 15 96] offers similar studies of the culture and history, the Oxford encyclopedia has a broader scope, making it an excellent introduction to the ancient world and the knowledge that archaeological discoveries have brought us about that world. It is also alphabetically arranged, which makes it easier to consult than the thematically arranged Civilizations of the Ancient Near East. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East serves as an invaluable resource for the scholar and is an ideal addition to any history or archaeology collection."
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Additional Information
Subjects Middle East -- Antiquities -- Encyclopedias.
Africa, North -- Antiquities -- Encyclopedias.
Publisher New York :Oxford University Press,1997
Other Titles Archaeology in the Near East
Contributors Meyers, Eric M.
American Schools of Oriental Research.
Language English
Description 5 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references, and index in volume 5.
ISBN 0195065123 (set : alk. paper)
0195112156 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
0195112164 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
0195112172 (v. 3 : alk. paper)
0195112180 (v. 4 : alk. paper)
0195112199 (v. 5 : alk. paper)
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