A Merchant Colony in Bronze Age Anatolia

Author: Mogens Trolle Larsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107119561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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This book presents a detailed description of the political, cultural, and economic world of ancient Kanesh (present-day Kültepe, Turkey), a vibrant Bronze Age Anatolian trade outpost and the earliest attested commercial society in world history.
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Autorisierung, Legitimierung, Wissenstransfer

Author: Almut-Barbara Renger,Markus Witte

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110431793

Category: Religion

Page: 623

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Der Band bietet einen Überblick über Sukzession in Religionen als Mittel der Legitimation von Autorität und Wissen sowie über die mit Sukzessionen verbundene Ausbreitung von Wissen. An einzelnen regional und sozial differenzierten Fallbeispielen aus der Zeit vom 2. Jt. v. Chr. bis ins 16. Jh. n. Chr. werden Nachfolgestrukturen typologisch klassifiziert und erörtert. Der geographische Horizont spannt sich vom Mittelmeerraum bis nach Japan. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Religionen, die über eine Kette von Amtsinhabern verfügen, die bis auf eine mythische, literarisch fiktive oder historisch greifbare Gründerfigur zurückgeht und mittels oder zwecks Autoritätslegitimierung Wissen, Befähigung u.a. weitergibt. Bei der Nachzeichnung dieser Weitergaben lassen sich Individuen und Gruppen in Raum und Zeit verorten und die Konstruktion von Identitäten einzelner Dynastien, Kasten oder Schulen aufweisen. Die in diesem Band gesammelten religionssoziologischen und religionsgeschichtlichen Studien erhellen grundsätzlich den Zusammenhang von Wissen, Autorität und Personalität und thematisieren speziell Wissensketten und -netzwerke in Religionen der Antike und des Alten Orients sowie in Judentum, Christentum, Islam, Hinduismus, Buddhismus und Daoismus.
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Geschichte der Renaissance

Author: Bernd Roeck

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406698778

Category: History

Page: 1304

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Die Renaissance war eine Revolution, die erst Europa und dann die ganze Welt für immer veränderte. In seinem grandios erzählten Buch entfaltet Bernd Roeck ein beeindruckendes Panorama dieser dramatischen Epoche. Zugleich erklärt er im Horizont der Globalgeschichte, wieso es in Europa zu dieser einzigartigen Verdichtung von weltbewegenden Ideen, spektakulären Entdeckungen und historischen Umwälzungen kommen konnte. Um die Wurzeln der Renaissance freizulegen, blickt Bernd Roeck weit ins Mittelalter und die Antike zurück – und weit über die Grenzen Europas hinaus. Mit analytischer Schärfe und darstellerischem Glanz lässt er die Epoche vor den Augen des Lesers auferstehen: die große Kunst, die unter Italiens Himmel entstand, und die Ideen der Humanisten ebenso wie die Religionskriege und die Anfänge der Unterwerfung fremder Erdteile. Er erzählt von Kaufleuten und Dichtern, Kaisern und Päpsten, klugen Frauen und monströsen Männern, von den Großen der Zeit und den Kleinen, die fern der Paläste mit Krankheit und Hunger kämpften. Schließlich zeigt dieses Opus magnum, dass die Renaissance mit ihren Innovationen nicht nur Sehnsuchtsorte der Schönheit und des Geistes schuf, sondern auch die Fundamente für unsere moderne Welt.
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Author: Edward Stratford

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501507184

Category: History

Page: 427

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Despite siginificant advances in annual chronology, the Old Assyrian trade fundamentally lacked a regime of time at the level of the merchant’s commercial and personal activities. In this book, Stratford sets out to recapture time through narrative, drawing on the relationship between the two described by the philosopher Paul Ricouer. Investigating a possible case of revenge leads to weaving together more than a hundred mostly undated documents to form a narrative within the course of a single year of vengeance, including trade disruptions, illnesses, and commerce. This process demonstrates relationships between document and material context, and time and narrative. Along the way, Old Assyrian commercial time and its tempos become more clear, leading to descriptions of the scale of the trade and the nature of Old Assyrian archives as they have survived. Ultimately, the Assyrians involved appear as the earliest historical individuals in world history. The treatment of Šalim-aḫum’s apparent revenge comprises a practicuum in historical interpretation in the ancient world of interest to practitioners and theoreticians of both the ancient world and world history.
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Author: Maria Eugenia Aubet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521514177

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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"In this analysis, the roots of the Phoenician colonial system are traced and the metropolis of Tyre is established as the final link in a chain of experiences in the ancient Near East"--
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Author: D. T. Potts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405189886

Category: History

Page: 1500

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A comprehensive and authoritative overview of ancient material culture from the late Pleistocene to Late Antiquity Features up–to–date surveys and the latest information from major new excavations such as Qatna (Syria), Göbekli Tepe (Turkey) Includes a diverse range of perspectives by senior, mid–career and junior scholars in Europe, USA, Britain, Australia, and the Middle East for a truly international group Includes major reviews of the origins of agriculture, animal domestication, and archaeological landscapes Includes chapters dealing with periods after the coming of Alexander the Great, including studies of the Seleucid, Arsacid, Sasanian, Roman and Byzantine empires in the Near East, as well as early Christianity in both the Levant and Mesopotamia Fills a gap in literature of the Ancient Near East, dealing with topics often overlooked, including ethical and legal issues in antiquities markets and international scholarship
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Kultepe, Kanesh, Karum : Assyrians in Istanbul

Author: Fikri Kulakoğlu,Selmin Kangal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Akkadian language

Page: 360

View: 7452

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The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134575858

Category: History

Page: 272

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Offering fascinating insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms, Trevor Bryce uses the letters of the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria as the focus of a fresh look at this turbulent and volatile region in the late Bronze Age. Numerous extracts from the letters are constantly interwoven into the fabric of narrative and discussion, and this lively approach allows us to witness history through the eyes of the people who lived it, revealing the personalities and reactions of kings, queens, princes, princesses and royal officials more than 3500 years ago to the current events of the day.
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Author: Gocha R. Tsetskhladze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004149502

Category: Art

Page: 398

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Originally published as a double issue of Volume 5 (2006) of Brill's bi-annual "Ancient West & East,"
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computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology : CAA92

Author: Jens Andresen,Torsten Madsén,Irwin Scollar

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

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The twentieth `Computer Applications in Archaeology' conference was held at Aarhus University, and this volume contains over 50 of the 90 lectures presented. Handsomely produced in hardback, it is very cheap for so large a book. Among the many papers, under 8 headings, are:Prospecting and Image Processing: The use of ground probing radar on archaeological sites (R Milligan & M Atkin); Image processing applications in archaeology (M Forte); Creating digital terrain models (J Haigh); GIS and Evaluation of Spatial Patterns: Spatial statistics and GIS (K Kvamme); Multiple viewshed analysis using GIS and its application (C Ruggles et al); GIS and Sites and Monuments Records: Bridging the urban-rural gap (J Chartrand et al); Use of GIS in antiquities registration and research (J Boaz & E Uleberg); Databases: Excavation archives (G Semeraro); Museums Index - an object orientated approach (J Feder); Artificial Intelligence: Computer-based techniques for the representation of automatic problem-solving in archaeology (J A Barcelo); Statistics - Methods and Techniques: Diversity indices and archaeology (T J Ringrose); The provenancing of archaeological ceramics (C E Buck); Statistics - Applications: Pre-processing of archaeological data (J Rulf); Mathematical models for the reconstruction of prehistoric settlement patterns (T Weber); Visualisation, Hypermedia and Education: Reconstruction of ancient Japanese tombs and villages (K Ozawa); The Roman conquest of Britain - a computer-based educational package (J Wilcock).
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Aegean Bronze Age Jewellery and a Mystery Revisited

Author: J. Lesley Fitton

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 127

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Since its arrival at the British Museum in 1891 the Aigina Treasure, a group of Greek Bronze Age gold jewellery and other objects, that is believed to come from the island of Aigina has been shrouded in mystery and speculation. The many uncertainties about the Treasure include its place of origin; whether all the objects are from the same findspot; and whether it should be considered as a homogenous group. Through examination of stylistic elements and comparison with objects from other collections, the contributors to this volume variously argue for the Treasure's possible Minoan, Mycenaean, Near Eastern and Egyptian connections. Major discoveries in the field have been made since Reynold Higgins' 1979 publication on the Treasure, including the excavation of a warrior shaft grave in Aigina in 1981.The essays are complemented by a complete catalogue of the Treasure, which incorporates the results of an extensive technological examination and is accompanied by specially taken, beautiful colour photography.
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Resources for Teachers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History, Ancient

Page: N.A

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discovering cultural man

Author: Bernice Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7311

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