By Mario Liverani
The old close to East reveals 3 millennia of historical past (c. 3500–500 bc) in one paintings. Liverani attracts upon over 25 years’ worthy of expertise and this own odyssey has enabled him to retrace the heritage of the peoples of the traditional close to East. The heritage of the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians and extra is meticulously designated by way of one of many top students of Assyriology.
Utilizing learn derived from the newest archaeological unearths, the textual content has been absolutely revised for this English version and explores Liverani’s present pondering at the historical past of the traditional close to East. the wealthy and sundry illustrations for every ancient interval, augmented by way of new pictures for this variation, offer insights into the fabric and textual assets for the traditional close to East. Many spotlight the ingenuity and technological prowess of the peoples within the old East. by no means sooner than to be had in English, The historical close to East represents one of many maximum books ever written at the topic and is a needs to learn for college students who would not have had the opportunity to discover the intensity of Liverani’s scholarship.