Face of the Ancient Orient
Examines the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Hittites, Hurrians, Canaanites, Aramaeans, Israelites, and Persians, offers a synthesis of Near Eastern accomplishments in politics, society, literature, and the arts, and presents a wealth of quotations from the little-known writings. "A valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." -American Historical Review.32 halftones, 5 figures, 1 map.
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