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The Syro-Anatolian city-states : an Iron age culture / James F. Osborne.

By: Osborne, James F. (Archaeologist) [author.]Series: Oxford studies in the archaeology of ancient statesPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2021]Description: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199315833Other title: Syro-Anatolian culture complexSubject(s): Iron age -- Syria | Iron age -- Turkey | Syria -- Antiquities | Turkey -- Antiquities | Syria -- History -- To 333 B.C | Turkey -- History -- To 1453 | Mediterranean Region -- AntiquitiesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: The Syro-Anatolian city-statesDDC classification: 939.4/202 LOC classification: DS94.5 | .O83 2021
Partial contents:
Chapter 1: History and historiography of the Syro-Anatolian culture complex -- Chapter 2: Diaspora and the origins of the Syro-Anatolian culture complex -- Chapter 3: Mobility and SACC suring the early first millennium -- Chapter 4: On the edge of empire: middle ground interactions with Assyria -- Chapter 5: Space and place in the Syro-Anatolian culture complex -- Chapter 6: Defining the Syro-Anatolian culture complex.
Summary: "This book presents a new model for the cluster of ancient kingdoms that clustered around the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea during the Iron age, ca. 1200-600 BCE. Rather than presenting them as ancient versions of the modern nation-state, characterized by homogenous ethnolinguistic communities like "the Aramaeans" or "the Luwians" living in neatly bounded territories, this book sees these polities as being fundamentally diverse and variable, distinguished by demographic fluidity and cultural mobility. This conclusion is reached via an examination of a host of evidentiary sources, including site plans, settlement patterns, visual arts, and historical sources. Together, these lines of evidence lead to the awareness that this time and place consists of a complex fusion of cultural traditions that is nevertheless distinctly recognizable unto itself. This book thus proposes a new term to encapsulate that diversity: the Syro-Anatolian Culture Complex"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chapter 1: History and historiography of the Syro-Anatolian culture complex -- Chapter 2: Diaspora and the origins of the Syro-Anatolian culture complex -- Chapter 3: Mobility and SACC suring the early first millennium -- Chapter 4: On the edge of empire: middle ground interactions with Assyria -- Chapter 5: Space and place in the Syro-Anatolian culture complex -- Chapter 6: Defining the Syro-Anatolian culture complex.

"This book presents a new model for the cluster of ancient kingdoms that clustered around the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea during the Iron age, ca. 1200-600 BCE. Rather than presenting them as ancient versions of the modern nation-state, characterized by homogenous ethnolinguistic communities like "the Aramaeans" or "the Luwians" living in neatly bounded territories, this book sees these polities as being fundamentally diverse and variable, distinguished by demographic fluidity and cultural mobility. This conclusion is reached via an examination of a host of evidentiary sources, including site plans, settlement patterns, visual arts, and historical sources. Together, these lines of evidence lead to the awareness that this time and place consists of a complex fusion of cultural traditions that is nevertheless distinctly recognizable unto itself. This book thus proposes a new term to encapsulate that diversity: the Syro-Anatolian Culture Complex"-- Provided by publisher.

James F. Osborne Donation 2021-07-05