By Manuela Marin
By Alexa Sabine Bartelmus
Karduniaš, because the state of the Kassites in Babylonia was once known as in precedent days, used to be the neighbor and rival of serious powers resembling Egypt, the Hittites, and Assyria. yet whereas our wisdom of the latter kingdoms has made large development within the final many years, the Kassites have till lately been principally neglected by means of smooth scholarship. lately a few students have launched into examine into diverse elements of overdue Bronze Age Babylonia. the need to percentage the result of those new investigations led to a global convention, which used to be held at Munich college in July 2011. The shows given at this assembly were revised for ebook within the present volume.
This publication provides an outline of present learn at the Kassites and is the 1st higher survey in their tradition ever. a useful creation via Kassite professional Professor John A. Brinkman is by means of seventeen professional contributions investigating varied facets of the Kassites. those comprise targeted old, social, cultural, archaeological, and artwork old stories about the Kassites from their first arrival in Mesopotamia, throughout the interval whilst a Kassite Dynasty governed Babylonia (c. 1595-1155 BC), and within the next aftermath. targeting southern Mesopotamia the contributions additionally talk about Kassite family and presence in neighboring regions.
The booklet is done via a considerable bibliography and a close index.
By Youssef H., Aboul-Enein
By Mariam F. Ayad
Mariam F. Ayad explores how 5 girls have been increased to a place of best spiritual authority. Drawing on various textual, iconographic, and archaeological proof, and containing fifty-one black and white and color illustrations, the amount discusses this usually ignored topic, putting the ladies in the broader context of the politically unstable, turbulent 7th and 8th centuries BCE.
By Harald E. Braun,Jesús Pérez-Magallón
By Özlem Terzi
By Alan Mikhail
The early glossy heart East used to be the world’s most important quarter of connection and interplay. therefore, the Ottoman Empire’s many diverse environments affected and have been stricken by international exchange, weather, and affliction. From down within the dust of Egypt’s canals to up within the treetops of Anatolia, Alan Mikhail tackles significant elements of the center East’s environmental heritage: ordinary source administration, weather, human and animal exertions, power, water regulate, sickness, and politics. He additionally issues to a couple of the ways that the region’s dominant spiritual culture, Islam, has understood and concerning the wildlife. Marrying environmental and Ottoman background, Under Osman’s Tree deals a daring new interpretation of the earlier years of heart jap history.
By Jacob Metzer