Table of contents for A companion to the ancient Near East / edited by Daniel C. Snell.

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A Companion to the Ancient Near East
Acknowledgments			
		
		
	
	p. 2
Table of Contents			
		
		
	
	p. 3
List of Figures			
		
		
	
	p. 6
Contributors			
		
		
		
	p. 8
Introduction			
		
		
		
	p. 17
Section I. The Shape of the Ancient Near East
1. Historical Overview			
	
	Mario 
Liverani	p. 20
2. From Sedentism to States, 10,000 to 3000 BCE		Augusta 
McMahon
	p. 54
3. The Age of Empires, 3100-900 BCE		
	Mark 
Chavalas
	p. 82
4. World Hegemony, 900-300 BCE			
	Paul-
Alain Beaulieu
	p. 108
Section II. Discourses on Methods
5. Methods and Limits in Archaeology			Marie-Henriette Gates p. 
134
6. The Languages of the Ancient Near East		
	Gonzalo 
Rubio	p. 161
7. The Historian's Task			
	
	Daniel 
C. Snell	p. 194
Section III. Economy and Society							
8. The Degradation of the Environment		
	Carlos 
Cordova	p. 216
9. Nomadism Through the Ages			
	Jorge 
Silva Castillo
	p. 244
10. Mesopotamian Cities and Countryside		
	Elizabet
h Stone	p. 275
11. Money and Trade					
	Christopher Monroe	p. 302
12. Working			
		
	
	David 
Warburton
	p. 329
13. Law and Practice			
		
	Bruce 
Wells	
	p. 357
14. Social Tensions in the Ancient Near East		John 
Robertson
	p. 381
15. Gender Roles in Ancient Egypt			
	Ann 
Macy Roth
	p. 410
16. Royal Women and the Exercise of Power		Sarah 
Melville	p. 426
17. Warfare in Ancient Egypt			
	Anthony 
Spalinger
	p. 445
Section IV. Culture
18. The Transmission of Knowledge		
	Benjami
n R. Foster
	p. 471
19. Literature			
		
	
	Tawny 
Holm	
	p. 485
20. Ancient Near Eastern Architecture		
	Sally 
Dunham	
	p. 511.
21. Mesopotamian Art			
	
	Marian 
Feldman	p. 536
22. Mesopotamian Medicine			
	
	Joann 
Scurlock	p. 560
23. Mesopotamian Cosmology			
	Francesc
a Rochberg
	p. 589
24. Divine and Non-Divine Kingship		
	Philip 
Jones	
	p. 617
25. How Religion Was Done			
	
	Gary 
Beckman
	p. 644
Section V. Heritage of the Ancient Near East
26. The Invention of the Individual			
	Daniel 
C. Snell	p. 664
27. Ethnicity 			
		
	
	Henri 
Limet	
	p. 691
28. Public versus Private in the Ancient Near East		Steven 
Garfinkle
	p. 719
29. Democracy and Freedom 				Matthew Martin 
III and
Daniel C. Snell 	p. 745
30. Monotheism and Ancient Israelite Religion		S. David 
Sperling	p. 768
31. The Decipherment of the Ancient Near East		Peter 
Daniels	
	p. 792
32. Legacies of the Ancient Near East		
	Daniel 
C. Snell	p. 810
References			
		
		
		
	p. 817
Indices			
		
		
		
	p. 1002

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622.