Who's Who in the Ancient Near East
By (author) Gwendolyn Leick
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Who's Who in the Ancient Near East by Gwendolyn Leick
Book DescriptionWhat do we know of the real Nebuchadnezzar? Was there an historical precedent for the mythical Gilgamesh? Who were the Hittites? When did Isaiah preach? How did Jezebel get her reputation? These and many more questions are answered in this fascinating survey of the people who inhabited the Near East between the twenty-fifth and the second centuries BC. From Palestine to Iran and from Alexander the Great to Zechariah, Who's Who in the Ancient Near East presents a unique and comprehensive reference guide for all those with an interest in the ancient history of the area. A comprehesive glossary, chronological charts, maps and bibliographical information complement the biographical entries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415132305
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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