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Description - The Ancient Near East by Mark W. Chavalas

This book presents new translations of Mesopotamian and ancient Near Eastern historiographic texts, providing the reader with the primary sources for the history of the ancient Near East. * A primary source book presenting new translations of Mesopotamian and ancient Near Eastern historiographic texts, and other related materials. * Helps readers to understand the historical context of the Near East. * Covers the period from the earliest historical and literary texts (c.2700 B.C.) to the latest Hellenistic historians who comment on ancient Near Eastern history (c.250 B.C.) * Texts range from the code of Hammurabi to the Assyrian royal inscriptions. * A detailed commentary is provided on each text, placing it in its historical and cultural context. * Maps, illustrations and a chronological table help to orientate the reader.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631235811
ISBN-10: 0631235817
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x 26mm)
Pages: 472
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark W. Chavalas

Mark W. Chavalas is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He has edited or authored six books, including most recently Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East (2002), Mesopotamia and the Bible (2002) and Bible Background Commentary of the Old Testament (2000). He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

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