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Archaeologies of the center East presents an cutting edge creation to the archaeology of this attention-grabbing sector and a window on either its previous and current. Written via a number of the most sensible archaeologists of the center East: students from varied backgrounds with a variety of pursuits and highbrow methods insurance spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic occasions Explores the connections among modern day politics and the social context of archaeological perform and diverse underutilized methods to archaeological interpretation Designed for pupil use

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By Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck

ISBN-10: 0631230009

ISBN-13: 9780631230007

ISBN-10: 0631230017

ISBN-13: 9780631230014

ISBN-10: 1405137231

ISBN-13: 9781405137232

Archaeologies of the center East presents an cutting edge creation to the archaeology of this attention-grabbing sector and a window on either its previous and current. Written via a number of the most sensible archaeologists of the center East: students from varied backgrounds with a variety of pursuits and highbrow methods insurance spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic occasions Explores the connections among modern day politics and the social context of archaeological perform and diverse underutilized methods to archaeological interpretation Designed for pupil use

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The Sasanians are known for palace architecture that influenced later Islamic building traditions, with monumental domes over square rooms as well as the iwan, a room with walls on three sides and a barrel-vault (Schippmann 1990:115–119). Knowledge about living conditions of the lower classes in Sasanian times is limited. g. Simpson 2003). Surveys suggest rural-urban migrations (Wenke 1987:256), but also major administrative efforts to construct large-scale irrigation networks all over Mesopotamia and the Susiana Plain.

However, Alexander himself underwent an Orientalization during his short reign, in mundane elements such as clothing as A CULTURAL-HISTORICAL FRAMEWORK 27 well as in administrative policies (satrapies as provincial units, Greek and Aramaic as official languages of the bureaucracy; Frye 1984:142–143; Hauser 1995). The dominant idea of a deep-reaching Hellenization of the Near East is due to ethnocentric representations by ancient authors, the colonization policy of the Seleucid emperors, and present archaeologists’ and historians’ preconceptions (cf.

Onwards, the Roman empire was divided administratively into an eastern and a western part, with Constantinople (Istanbul) as the eastern capital. E. 610–1204) whose Near Eastern possessions included Anatolia and the Levant. The former Provincia Palaestina turned into a favored region in the fourth century, with financial resources flowing to the area because of its importance as the origin of Christianity, the official religion of the Byzantine state. In many places thought to have biblical significance, churches were built, most prominently the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (Silberman 1995:11).

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