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Weavers, Scribes, and Kings: A New History of the Ancient Near East

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A unique history of the ancient Near East that compellingly presents the life stories of kings, priestesses, merchants, bricklayers, and others

In this sweeping history of the ancient Near East, Amanda Podany takes readers on a gripping journey from the creation of the world's first cities to the conquests of Alexander the Great. The book is built around the life stories of many ancient men and women, from kings, priestesses, and merchants to brickmakers, musicians, and weavers. Their habits of daily life, beliefs, triumphs, and crises, and the changes that people faced over time are explored through their own written words and the buildings, cities, and empires in which they lived.

Rather than chronicling three thousand years of rulers and states, Weavers, Scribes, and Kings instead creates a tapestry of life stories through which readers will come to know specific individuals from many walks of life, and to understand their places within the broad history of events and institutions in the ancient Near East. These life stories are preserved on ancient clay tablets, which allow us to trace, for example, the career of a weaver as she advanced to become a supervisor of a workshop, listen to a king trying to persuade his generals to prepare for a siege, and feel the pain of a starving young couple and their four young children as they suffered through a time of famine. What might seem at first glance to be a remote and inaccessible ancient culture proves to be a comprehensible world, one that bequeathed to the modern world many of our institutions and beliefs, a truly fascinating place to visit.

Συγγραφέας: Podany Amanda H.
Εκδότης: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Σελίδες: 662
ISBN: 9780190059040
Εξώφυλλο: Σκληρό Εξώφυλλο
Αριθμός Έκδοσης: 1
Έτος έκδοσης: 2022

Introduction
1. Uruk, the First City: Builders and Organizers, 3500-3300 BCE
2. The Uruk Period: Colonizers, Scribes, and the Gods, 3300-3000 BCE
3. The Early Dynastic Period: Kings and Subjects, 2900-2400 BCE
4. The Early Dynastic Period: Queens, Diplomats, and Weavers, 2400-2300 BCE
5. The Early Dynastic Period: Royal Couples, Divine Couples, and Envoys, 2400-2300 BCE
6. The Akkadian Period: A Conqueror and a Priestess, 2300-2200 BCE
7. The Ur III Period: Brickmakers, Litigants, and Slaves, 2200-2000 BCE
8. The Isin-Larsa Period: Kings and Military Commanders 2000-1800 BCE
9. Merchants and Families
10. Princesses and Musicians
11. The Old Babylonian Period: A Lawgiver, Land Overseers, and Soldiers, 1792-1750 BCE
12. The Old Babylonian Period: Naditums and Scribal Students, 1792-1712 BCE
13. The Late Old Babylonian Period: Barbers, Mercenaries, and Exiles, 1742-1550 BCE
14. The Late Bronze Age: Businessmen, Charioteers, and Translators, 1550-1350 BCE
15. The Late Bronze Age: Gift Recipients and Royal In-Laws, 1450-1333 BCE
16. The Late Bronze Age: Negotiators, Sea Traders, and Famine Sufferers, 1333-1000 BCE
17. Empire Builders, Sculptors, and Deportees
18. The Neo-Assyrian Period: Conspirators, Diviners, and Officials, 681-648 BCE
19. The Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Periods: Gardeners, Artisans, and a Centenarian Priestess, 648-544 BCE
20. The Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid Periods: Brewers, Rebels, and Exorcists 544-323 BCE
Cast of Characters
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Bibliography

Andrew Bowie, Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London

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