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The Resource Dictionary of the ancient Near East, edited by Piotr Bienkowski and Alan Millard

Dictionary of the ancient Near East, edited by Piotr Bienkowski and Alan Millard

Label
Dictionary of the ancient Near East
Title
Dictionary of the ancient Near East
Statement of responsibility
edited by Piotr Bienkowski and Alan Millard
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Achaemenids to Ziwiye and administration to ziggurat, the British Museum Dictionary of the Ancient Near East is a mine of information on the ancient Near Eastern world. It is the only single-volume dictionary to cover the whole area - Mesopotamia, the Levant, Iran, Anatolia and Arabia - from earliest times until the Persian conquest of Babylon in 539 BC." "Over 500 extensively cross-referenced and comprehensively indexed entries provide clear explanations and descriptions of the ideas, institutions, sites, peoples and personalities that have shaped an area often described as the cradle of civilization. Each entry is a considered, self-contained essay, signed by an international scholar. Architecture, literature, economics, labour, religion and society are all covered, while more unusual subjects include adultery, crime, drunkenness, eunuchs and sexual behaviour." "Each entry is followed by a short bibliography enabling readers to pursue topics in greater detail, with summary chronologies for ease of reference. The dictionary is illustrated throughout with photographs and specially commissioned maps, plans of major sites and drawings of reconstructed buildings, sculptures and reliefs."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
939.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS56
LC item number
.D5 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bienkowski, Piotr
  • Millard, A. R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Antiquities
  • Civilization
  • Middle East
  • Archeologie
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Geschichte
  • Alter Orient
  • Antiquité
  • Civilisation ancienne
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Wörterbuch
Label
Dictionary of the ancient Near East, edited by Piotr Bienkowski and Alan Millard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of the ancient near east -- Chronological chart -- List of contributors -- Preface -- Dictionary of alphabetical entries -- King lists
Control code
43311838
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9780714111414
Lccn
00021715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780812235579
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)43311838
Label
Dictionary of the ancient Near East, edited by Piotr Bienkowski and Alan Millard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of the ancient near east -- Chronological chart -- List of contributors -- Preface -- Dictionary of alphabetical entries -- King lists
Control code
43311838
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9780714111414
Lccn
00021715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780812235579
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)43311838

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