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Urbanism in Antiquity: From Mesopotamia to Crete
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Urbanism in Antiquity: From Mesopotamia to Crete

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Sheffield Academic Press 1997

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Overview

The origin and growth of cities forms one of the most important chapters in human history. In this volume, seventeen 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 centers are also examined. The contributors to this volume include such well-known scholars as William Dever and Donald Redford.

Contributors

  • E.B. Banning
  • Ronald F.G. Sweet
  • Michel Fortin
  • Steven A. Rosen
  • Arlene Miller Rosen
  • Neil A. Mirau
  • Walter E. Aufrecht
  • Bruce Routledge
  • Larry G. Herr
  • P.M. Michele Daviau
  • Ehud Ben Zvi
  • Donald B. Redford
  • Carolyn Routledge
  • David W. Rupp
  • Metaxia Tsipopoulou
  • D. Bruce MacKay

Product Details

  • Title: Urbanism in Antiquity: From Mesopotamia to Crete
  • Authors: Walter E. Aufrecht, Neil A. Mirau, and Steven W. Gauley
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 296

About the Authors

Walter E. Aufrecht is Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Geography in the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Neil A. Mirau is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Steven W. Gauley graduated from the University of Lethbridge and has been a participant in the Tel-Miqne Excavations, Israel.

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