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Dilmun and Its Gulf Neighbours

Author : Harriet E. W. Crawford
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Harriet Crawford presents a scholarly account of the archaeology of the Arabian Gulf from c.4500-1500 BC. It offers an interpretation of the structure of society in the Early Dilmun period (c.2000-1500 BC) using material from the excavated site of Saar on the main Bahrain island. The urban, centralized and probably literate society in Dilmun is contrasted with the contemporary societies in Oman and the Emirates. Here there is evidence from buildings and graves for a loosely knit, apparently tribal society. Both societies were greatly influenced by their participation in the complex trade routes which linked them with ancient Mesopotamia to the north and the Indus Valley to the south east, but developed their own distinctive cultures. The reason for their divergent development seems to relate to the fact that Dilmun was an entrepot, while the Oman peninsula was a source of raw materials.

The Boundless Sea

Author : David Abulafia
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"David Abulafia's new book guides readers along the world's greatest bodies of water to reveal their primary role in human history. The main protagonists are the three major oceans-the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Indian-which together comprise the majority of the earth's water and cover over half of its surface. Over time, as passage through them gradually extended and expanded, linking first islands and then continents, maritime networks developed, evolving from local exploration to lines of regional communication and commerce and eventually to major arteries. These waterways carried goods, plants, livestock, and of course people-free and enslaved-across vast expanses, transforming and ultimately linking irrevocably the economies and cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas"--

The Sea in World History Exploration Travel and Trade 2 volumes

Author : Stephen K. Stein
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This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest. • Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others • Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective • Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts

Ancient Economies Modern Methodologies

Author : Peter Fibiger Bang
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Dilmun

Author : Daniel T. Potts
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Elenchus of Biblica

Author : Robert Althann
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The Towers of Ras Al Khaimah

Author : Derek Kennet
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This study describes and illustrates, with plans, drawings and photographs, 75 of the defensive towers in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, which occupies the western side of the Musandam peninsula at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf. The material comes from a survey undertaken between December 1991 and January 1992, and includes an introduction discussing geography, history, typology and distribution, and construction techniques and features.

The Antiquaries Journal

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The American Neptune

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A quarterly journal of maritime history.

Sumer and the Sumerians

Author : Harriet Crawford
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This work reviews the social and technological developments in Mesopotamia from 3800 to 2000 BC.

Ur

Author : Harriet Crawford
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The ancient Mesoptamian city of Ur was a Sumerian city state which flourished as a centre of trade and civilisation between 2800–2000 BCE. However, in the recent past it suffered from the disastrous Gulf war and from neglect. It still remains a potent symbol for people of all faiths and will have an important role to play in the future. This account of Ur's past looks at both the ancient city and its evolution over centuries, and its archaeological interpretation in more recent times. From the 19th century explorers and their identification of the site of Mukayyar as the Biblical city of Ur, the study proceeds to look in detail at the archaeologist Leonard Woolley and his key discoveries during the 1920s and 30s. Using the findings as a framework and utilising the latest evidence from environmental, historical and archaeological studies, the volume explores the site's past in chronological order from the Ubaid period in the 5th millennium to the death of Alexander. It looks in detail at the architectural remains: the sacred buildings, royal graves and also the private housing which provides a unique record of life 4000 years ago. The volume also describes the part played by Ur in the Gulf war and discusses the problems raised for archaeologists in the war's aftermath.

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies

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Contains selected papers given at the 4th- Seminars, held 1970-

Old Babylonian Public Buildings in the Diyala Region

Author : H. D. Hill
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The ninth published volume of twelve, presenting the whole work off the Oriental Institute's Iraq Expedition in the Diyala region. This volume focuses on Ishchali (usually identified as ancient Neribtum), which belonged to the independent kingdom of Eshnunna. The bulk of the report is devoted to the Kititum Temple.

Antiquity

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Includes section "Reviews."

Ancient Cities of the Indus

Author : Gregory L. Possehl
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The Land of Enki in the Islamic Era

Author : Timothy Insoll
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This book is based on an archaeological research project completed in Bahrain aimed at investigating the period between the sixth and thirteenth centuries AD. Technologies such as pearl diving and pottery manufacture, as well as animal keeping and butchery, are all considered. Additionally, this volume examines the role of trade and commerce in creating the complex history manifest in the Persian Gulf region, as well as the role of religious and other identities in that culture.

Classical Views

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The Archaeology of Bahrain

Author : Harriet E. W. Crawford
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Proceedings of a seminar held on Monday 24th July 2000 to mark the exhibition 'Traces of Paradise' at the Brunei gallery, SOAS, London The papers in this volume were given at a seminar The Archaeology of Bahrain: the British contribution on Monday 24th July 2000 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. The venue was the excellent Brunei Gallery, within the School, which was at the time playing host to the exhibition.

The Cumulative Book Index

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The Middle East and North Africa

Author : Europa Europa Publications
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Now in its fifty-third edition, this title continues to provide the most up-to-date geo-political and economic information for this important world area. The volume covers: * the Middle East and North Africa from Algeria to Yemen * offers quick access to a wide range of data * accurately and impartially records the latest political and economic developments * provides comprehensive data on all major organizations in the region. General Survey * Introductory essays cover topics relating to the region as a whole, including: Arab-Israeli Relations 1967-2003; The Jerusalem Issue; Documents on Palestine; The Removal of Saddam Hussein and the 'Deconstruction' of Iraq; The Islamist Movement in the Middle East and North Africa; Natural Gas in the Middle East and North Africa; Oil in the Middle East and North Africa; Islamic Banking and Finance and The Religions of the Middle East and North Africa. Country Surveys Individual chapters on each country containing: articles on geography, recent history and economy; an economic and demographic survey using all the latest available statistics on population, agriculture, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, and education; directory sections with names, addresses and contact numbers covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religious groups, the media, finance, trade and industry (including petroleum), and tourism. Regional Information * includes all major international organizations active in the region, their aims, activities, publications and principal personnel * research Institutes specializing in the region * bibliographies of books and periodicals covering the Middle East and North Africa.