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The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II

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Edited by: Yara Sameh

The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II offers a transnational perspective on the age of King Ramesses II of Egypt during the centuries of 1500 to 1200 BC.
Shows how powerful states - stretching from western Iran to Greece and from Turkey to Sudan - jointly shaped the history، society، and culture of this region through both peaceful and military means
Offers a straightforward narrative، current research، and rich illustrations
Utilizes historical data from ancient Egyptians، Babylonians، Hittites، Mycenaeans، Canaanites، and others
Considers all members of these ancient societies، from commoners to royalty - exploring everything from people’s eating habits to royal negotiations over diplomatic marriages


Paperback: 312 pages
Author: Marc Van de Mieroop
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (December 2، 2009)
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches

About the Author
Marc Van de Mieroop (Ph.D. Yale University 1983) is a professor (full professor 1996) of Ancient Near Eastern history at Columbia University.

Editorial Reviews
"Throughout the chapters، various basic problems of historical methodology from interaction to self-identification، from technological change to collapse are faced and explained in an easy but correct way." (Recensiones، 2010)

“The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II offers a persuasive analysis of the earliest period for which we can reconstruct systematic connections among states in a whole region of the world. Marc Van De Mieroop shows that the elites of different cultures and civilizations were bound together by common interests and values while competing constantly with one another. This novel work contributes decisively to debates on the history of many periods and places.” –John Baines، University of Oxford

“Van de Mieroop takes on a complex topic-the political، economic، social، and cultural history of the Late Bronze Age in the Middle East and Mediterranean world. The bibliographic essays، more like bibliographic notes، are very useful for further reading ….Recommended.” (Choice Reviews، December 2008)

“A refreshingly literate depiction ….Welcome broad-brush viewpoint to those of us who study … one culture at a time، and sorely need the wider lens.” (About.com)

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