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Urbanism in antiquity : from Mesopotamia to Crete / edited by Walter E. Aufrecht, Neil A. Mirau & Steven W. Gauley.

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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Antiquities.
Cities and towns, Ancient > Middle East > Congresses.
Excavations (Archaeology) > Middle East > Congresses.
Middle East > Antiquities > Congresses.
Urbanization > Middle East > Congresses.
Urbanisme > Moyen-Orient > Histoire > Jusqu'à 500.
Villes antiques > Moyen-Orient.
Urbanisation > Moyen-Orient > Histoire > Jusqu'à 500.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567269881
  • ISBN: 0567269884
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (291 pages) : illustrations, maps.
  • Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997.

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General Note: Papers from a conference at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, in January 1996.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Spatial perspectives on early urban development in Mesopotamia / E.B. Banning -- Writing as a factor in the rise of urbanism / Ronald F.G. Sweet -- Urbanisation et 'redistribution' de surplus agricoles en Mésopotamie septentrionale (3000-2500 av. J.-C.) / Michel Fortin -- Craft specialization and the rise of secondary urbanism : a view from the Southern Levant / Steven A. Rosen -- The agricultural base of urbanism in the Early Bronze II-III Levant / Arlene Miller Rosen -- The social context of early iron working in the Levant / Neil A. Mirau -- Urbanization and Northwest Semitic inscriptions of the late Bronze and Iron Ages / Walter E. Aufrecht -- Learning to love the king : urbanism and the state in Iron Age Moab / Bruce Routledge -- Urbanism at Tell el-ʻUmeiri during the late Bronze IIB-Iron IA transition / Larry G. Herr -- Tell Jawa : a case study of Ammonite urbanism during Iron Age II / P.M. Michèle Daviau -- Archaeology, urbanism, and the rise of the Israelite state / William G. Dever -- The urban center of Jerusalem and the development of the literature of the Hebrew Bible / Ehud Ben Zvi -- The ancient Egyptian 'city' : figment or reality? / Donald B. Redford -- Temple as the center in ancient Egyptian urbanism / Carolyn Routledge -- 'Metro' Nea Paphos : suburban sprawl in southwestern Cyprus in the Hellenistic and earlier Roman periods / David W. Rupp -- Palace-centered polities in eastern Crete : neopalatial Petras and its neighbors / Metaxia Tsipopoulou -- A viiw from the outskirts : realignments from modern to postmodern in the archaeological study of urbanism / D. Bruce Mackay.
Summary: The origin and growth of cities in antiquity. The origin and growth of cities forms one of the most important chapters in human history. In this volume, 17 researchers present archaeological, epigraphic and textual data on the rise of urbanism in the ancient Near Eastern world, Cyprus to Mesopotamia and from Crete to Egypt. Topics addressed include the influence of agriculture intensification, of trade, of craft specialization and of writing on the rise of cities. The roles of cultural elites, of ideologies and of relations between proximal urban centres are also examined. The contributors to.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Language Note: In English; one contribution in French.
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Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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