The archaeology of the Bronze Age Levant: from urban origins to the demise of city-states, 3700-1000 BCE

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Abstract

The Levant - modern Lebanon, southern Syria, Jordan, Israel and Palestine - is one of the most intensively excavated regions of the world. This richly documented and illustrated survey offers a state-of-the-art description of the formative phase of Levantine societies, as they perfected the Mediterranean village economy and began to interact with neighboring civilizations in Egypt and Syria, on the way to establishing their first towns and city-state polities. Citing numerous finds and interpretive approaches, Greenberg offers a new narrative of social and cultural development, emulation, resistance and change, illustrating how Levantine communities translated broader movements of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean Bronze Age - the emergence of states, international trade, elite networks and imperial ambitions - into a uniquely Levantine idiom.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages414
ISBN (Electronic)1107111463, 1107529131, 131627599X, 9781107111462, 9781107529137
ISBN (Print)9781107111462
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameCambridge world archaeology
PublisherCambridge University Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Bronze age -- Eretz Israel
  • Bronze age -- Middle East
  • Cities and towns, Ancient -- Middle East
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Middle East
  • Urbanization -- Eretz Israel -- History
  • Urbanization -- Middle East -- History
  • Eretz Israel -- Antiquities -- To Biblical period, 1200 B.C

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