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

Contributor(s): Aufrecht, Walter Emanuel, 1942- | Mirau, Neil A. (Neil Arnold), 1952- | Gauley, Steven W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 244.Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (291 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780567269881 (electronic bk.); 0567269884 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cities and towns, Ancient -- Middle East -- Congresses | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Middle East -- Congresses | Middle East -- Antiquities -- Congresses | Urbanization -- Middle East -- Congresses | Bible. Old Testament -- Antiquities | Cities and towns, Ancient | Excavations (Archaeology) | Urbanization | Urbanisme -- Moyen-Orient -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 500 | Villes antiques -- Moyen-Orient | Urbanisation -- Moyen-Orient -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 500 | HISTORY -- Ancient -- General | Steden | Klassieke oudheid | CIDADES ANTIGAS (ASPECTOS URBAN�ISTICOS;CONGRESSOS) -- ASIA | ESCAVA�C�AO ARQUEOL�OGICA (CONGRESSOS) -- ASIA | URBANIZA�C�AO (CONGRESSOS) -- ASIA | ARQUEOLOGIA B�IBLICA (CONGRESSOS) | Verst�adterung | Aufsatzsammlung | Alter OrientGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Urbanism in antiquity.DDC classification: 939.4 Other classification: 15.51 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
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 M�esopotamie 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-�Umeiri 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. Mich�ele 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.
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Papers from a conference at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, in January 1996.

In English; one contribution in French.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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 M�esopotamie 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-�Umeiri 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. Mich�ele 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.

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.

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