Near East by Charles Keith Maisels
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Near East
By Charles Keith Maisels

The Near East

Archaeology in the 'Cradle of Civilization'

By (author) See other recent books by Charles Keith Maisels
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $65.99
Your Price: $59.39 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.60! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.97 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days, Not for Xmas



Near East by Charles Keith Maisels

Book Description

The transition from foraging, farming and the neolithic village to the city-state is a complex and fascinating period. Studies on the prehistory of the Near East by nineteenth and twentieth century pioneers in the field transformed archaeology through the creation of the 'Ages System' of Stone, Bronze and Iron. The Near East provides a developmental account of this period contextualised by discussion of the emergence of archaeology as a discipline. The Near East details the causes and effects - enviromental, organizational, demographic and technological - of the world's first village farming cultures some eight thousand years ago. Charles Maisels explains how cities such as Uruk and Ur, Nippur and Kish formed as a result of geological factors and the role of key organizational features of Sumerian society in introducing the world's first script, system of calculation and literature.

Buy Near East book by Charles Keith Maisels from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780415186070
ISBN-10: 0415186072
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Charles Keith Maisels

Civilizations of the Old World by Charles Keith Maisels Civilizations of the Old World, Hardback (August 1997)

Tracing the development of some of the earliest and key civilizations in history, Early Civilisations of the Old World explains how particular forms of social structure and cultural interaction developed from before the Neolithic period.

Emergence of Civilisation by Charles Keith Maisels Emergence of Civilisation, Paperback (July 1993)

A contribution to understanding the development of urban culture and social stratification in the Near East. It illuminates the changes in scale, complexity and hierarchy which accompany the development of civilization and draws conclusions about the processes of social evolution in general.

Near East by Charles Keith Maisels Near East, Hardback (February 1993)

Charles Maisels follows the course of discovery of 'the land between the rivers' over more than a century, to our present conclusions - very different from the first discoveries.

» View all books by Charles Keith Maisels

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Near East book by Charles Keith Maisels and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Charles Keith Maisels close
Civilizations of the Old World by Charles Keith Maisels
Emergence of Civilisation by Charles Keith Maisels
Near East by Charles Keith Maisels
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close