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Image and Identity in the Ancient Near East: Papers in memoriam Pierre Amiet

ed. Laura Battini

This volume, consisting of two parts, gathers papers in honour of Pierre Amiet. Part 1 analyses the body as a biological entity as well as a social, sexual and cultural identity (persona). Part 2 includes articles closely related to the specialisms of Amiet: glyptics, state formation, and the organisation of craftsmen and statuary. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Pax Assyriaca: The Historical Evolution of Civilisations and Archaeology of Empires

Benjamin Toro

This study of the evolutionary process of ancient civilisations stresses the complementarity between theoretical principles and the relevant historical and archaeological evidence. Taking its approach from World Systems Theory, it focuses on the origin, development and collapse of the first, ‘Near Eastern’, stage of the ‘Central Civilisation’. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh

ed. Akira Tsuneki et al.

The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh is the second volume of the final reports on the excavations at Tell el-Kerkh, northwest Syria, focusing on the discovery of a Pottery Neolithic cemetery dating between c. 6400 and 6100 BC, one of the oldest outdoor communal cemeteries in West Asia. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

The First Thousand Years of Glass-Making in the Ancient Near East

Wendy Reade

This volume explores glass composition and production from the mid-second to mid-first millennia BC, the first thousand years of glass-making. Multi-element analyses of 132 glasses from Pella in Jordan, and Nuzi and Nimrud in Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia) produce new and important data that provide insights into the earliest glass production. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

In Context: the Reade Festschrift

Irving Finkel et al.

'In Context: the Reade Festschrift' is a collection of invited and peer-reviewed essays by friends and colleagues of Julian Edgeworth Reade, sometime Mesopotamia curator at the British Museum from 1975 to 2000. Here is fresh work from which any reader can gain a new appreciation of the importance of the ancient Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Building between the Two Rivers: An Introduction to the Building Archaeology of Ancient Mesopotamia

Stefano Anastasio et al.

This volume introduces university students and scholars of Near Eastern archaeology to 'Building archaeology' methods as applied to the context of Ancient Mesopotamia. It helps the reader understand the principles underlying this discipline and to realise what knowledge and skills are needed, beyond those that are specific to archaeologists. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Genesis of the Textile Industry from Adorned Nudity to Ritual Regalia: The Changing Role of Fibre Crafts and Their Evolving Techniques of Manufacture in the Ancient Near East from the Natufian to the Ghassulian

Janet Levy

This volume documents and evaluates the changing role of fibre crafts and their evolving techniques of manufacture and also their ever-increasing wider application in the lives of the inhabitants of the earliest villages of the Ancient Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | eBook: £16.00

What Difference Does Time Make? Papers from the Ancient and Islamic Middle East and China in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Midwest Branch of the American Oriental Society

ed. JoAnn Scurlock et al.

Proceedings of a conference held at St. Mary’s University in Notre Dame, Indiana (2017), this volume presents a wide-ranging exploration of Time as experienced and contemplated. Included are offerings on ancient Mesopotamian archaeology, literature and religion, Biblical texts and archaeology, Chinese literature and philosophy, and Islamic law. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Par la bêche et le stylet! Cultures et sociétés syro-mésopotamiennes

ed. Philippe Abrahami et al.

25 papers written by colleagues, friends and former students pay tribute to the career of Professor Olivier Rouault who has conducted extensive research in the fields of both Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern archaeology. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Magan – The Land of Copper

Claudio Giardino

This volume describes the geography and environments of Oman, its rich copper ore deposits and the ancient mining and smelting techniques, and it also includes an overview of the physical properties of the different metals exploited in antiquity and of the analytical techniques used in archaeometallurgy. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Glass and Glass Production in the Near East during the Iron Age

Katharina Schmidt

This book examines the history of glass in Iron Age Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions (1000–539 BCE). This is the first monograph to cover this region and period comprehensively and in detail and thus fills a significant gap in glass research. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

Egitto, Iraq ed Etruria nelle fotografie di John Alfred Spranger

Stefano Anastasio et al.

This volume presents the 1930s archaeological photo-albums of John Alfred Spranger (1889-1968). Spranger combined photography skills with true expertise in archaeology and topography. His photos make it possible to understand, after almost a century, how many Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Etruscan sites appeared at the time of their first excavations. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Iron Oxide Rock Artefacts in Mesopotamia c. 2600-1200 BC

Martine Marieke Melein

The flourishing civilisations of Mesopotamia imported all kinds of materials from the surrounding regions. Iron oxide rock was very popular for weight stones and cylinder seals around 2000 BC. This research aims to determine the region of origin for the raw material, what made people start using iron oxide rock, and what led them to stop using it. READ MORE

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The Geography of Trade: Landscapes of competition and long-distance contacts in Mesopotamia and Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Colony Period

Alessio Palmisano

A reassessment of the Old-Assyrian trade network in Upper Mesopotamia and Central Anatolia during the Middle Bronze Age, this volume examines exchange networks and economic strategies, continuity and discontinuity of specific trade circuits and routes, and the evolution of political landscapes throughout the Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Études Mésopotamiennes – Mesopotamian Studies: N°1 – 2018

ed. Vincent Déroche et al.

The first volume of the series EMMS, ‘Études Mésopotamiennes – Mesopotamian Studies’ presents a collection of articles, communications and preliminary reports representing the advancement, in recent years, of human sciences - archaeological, historical, philological and cultural researches –concerning ancient Mesopotamia area studies. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | eBook: £16.00

Palmyrena: Palmyra and the Surrounding Territory from the Roman to the Early Islamic period

Jørgen Christian Meyer

This book is the first investigation of the relationship between Palmyra and its surrounding territory from the Roman to the early Islamic period since the 1930s. It discusses the agricultural potential of the hinterland, its role in the food supply of the city, and the interaction with the nomadic networks on the Syrian dry steppe. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

Medieval Urban Landscape in Northeastern Mesopotamia

Karel Nováček et al.

Investigates the sites which formed an urban network from 6th to 19th centuries in the region of northeastern Mesopotamia, bounded by the rivers Great Zāb, Little Zāb and Tigris. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Archaeology of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Adjacent Regions

ed. Konstantinos Kopanias et al.

Conference proceedings presenting the first opportunity for leading figures in the burgeoning area of archaeological research in the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq to gather and present all the key new projects which are revolutionising our understanding of the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | eBook: £16.00

Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident

ed. Jørgen Christian Meyer et al.

The contributions to this volume address the archaeology and history of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00