"In more than 1,100 entries, leading archaeologists, historians, and linguists present the results of the latest scholarship on the Ancient Near East...More than 650 drawings, plans, maps and photographs illustrate the articles, while regional maps, and an extensive index...ass to the utility of the work. Both scholar and interested layman alike will consult with profit this important contribution to the study of the Ancient Near East."-- The Classical Outlook
"Reading--even browsing!--through the five volumes of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East
...comprises nothing short of an in-depth exposure to and education in archaeology. This beautifully designed reference work is certain to become a classic in the field and a standard reference work for years to come. Indeed, the list of contributors reads as a veritable 'Who's Who?' in archaeolgoy. What is most satisfying...is its range and scope..it particularly excels and distinguishes itself...in its attention to and coverage of the history and theory of the discipline and method of archaeology itself. Even more helpful...is the excellent and extensive index found in volume five. The editor in chief, his consulting editors, and the publishers deserve both our hearty congratulations and our deep gratitude."--The Asbury Theological Journal
..".outstanding quality. A must for libraries."--Religious Studies Review
"It covers not only the Near East, but also includes a significant number of articles on Egypt, as well as contributions on Cyprus, Crete, the Aegean, and even Malta, Sardinia, and Semitic East Africa. Thus its scope extends beyond the geographical area of its title, encompassing those regions which have been influenced by Near Eastern cultures.... an indispensable addition to any serious archaelogical library."--Minerva
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..".an indispensable work for anyone doing research on the Bible or archaeology.... a pleasure to read and to use as a reference tool."--Bi
A comprehensive four-volume work analyzing the archaeological and linguistic data that pertain to the broad cultural milieu of the ancient Near East, the crossroads of three of the world's most influential religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Ranging from prehistoric times up to the early centuries of the rise of Islam, this work covers the civilizations of Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Arabia, Cyprus, Egypt and the coastal regions of North and East Africa. The work includes 1125 entries, alphabetically arranged, on sites, languages, material culture, archaeological methods, organizations and institutions, and major excavators and scholars of the field.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 195065123