By Marc Van De Mieroop

Incorporating the most recent scholarly examine, the 3rd version of A heritage of the traditional close to East ca. 3000–323 BC provides a complete evaluate of the multicultural civilizations of the traditional close to East.

  • Integrates the main updated learn, and incorporates a richer choice of supplementary materials
  • Addresses the big variety of political, social, and cultural advancements within the historical close to East
  • Updated beneficial properties comprise new “Key Debate” bins on the finish of every bankruptcy to interact scholars with quite a few views on a number serious matters; a finished timeline of occasions; and forty six new illustrations, together with 12 colour photos
  • Features a brand new bankruptcy addressing governance and continuity within the sector throughout the Persian Empire
  • Offers in-depth, available discussions of key texts and assets, together with the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh

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