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 +** Elamite Burial Practices ** 
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 +//Title//: Wicks, Y., //Profiling Death. Neo-Elamite Mortuary Practices, Afterlife Beliefs, and Entanglements with Ancestors//,​ Leiden: Brill, 2019. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ Southwest Iran - Neo-Elamite period - 1st millennium BC - Persian Empire - mortuary record - mortuary practices - ritual - belief - social structures - identity - Elam - lowland - highland - inhabitants ​
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 +//​Abstract//:​ Recent scholarship has begun to unveil the culturally rich and dynamic landscape of southwest Iran during the first half of the first millennium BCE (aka the Neo-Elamite period) and its significance as the incubation ground for the Persian Empire. In Profiling Death. Neo-Elamite Mortuary Practices, Afterlife Beliefs, and Entanglements with Ancestors, Yasmina Wicks continues the investigation of this critical epoch from the perspective of the mortuary record, bringing forth fascinating clues as to the ritual practices, beliefs, social structures and individual identities of Elam's lowland and highland inhabitants. Enmeshed with its neighbours, yet in many ways culturally distinct, Elam receives its due treatment here as a core component of the ancient Near East.
 +([[https://​www.bookdepository.com/​Profiling-Death-Neo-Elamite-Mortuary-Practices-Afterlife-Beliefs-Entanglements-with-Ancestors-Yasmina-Wicks/​9789004388109|table of content]])
  
 ** Divine Hate** ​ ** Divine Hate** ​
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 +** Mémoires de N.A.B.U. 19 ** 
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 +//Title//: Chambon, G., //Parution de Florilegium marianum XV.: Les archives d'​Ilu-kân : gestion et comptabilité du grain dans le palais de Mari//, Antony (France): Société pour l'​étude du Proche-Orient ancien, 2018. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ Mari - Mari palace - accounting - accounting texts - 1850–1600 BC - Mari official - Ilu-kân - administration - administrative texts - receipt - deliveries - grain - administrative terms - terminology - transactions - accounting practices - measuring - recording - material culture - scribal culture - social context
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 +** Ancient Sealing Practices ** 
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 +//Title//: Marta Ameri, M., Kielt Costello, S., Jamison, G., and S. Jarmer Scott, //Seals and sealing in the ancient world: Case Studies from the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia//, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ Ancient Near East - Egypt - Ancient South Asia - Aegean - 4th-2nd millennium BC - seals - sealing practices - social systems - political systems - economy - ideology - ancient world - ancient societies - description - documentation - chronology - dynasty - history - administration - administrative function - iconography - style - context - production - use - identity - gender - social life - artisans -producers - seal cutters - cross-culturalism - interdisciplinary approach - material culture ​
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 +//​Abstract//:​ Studies of seals and sealing practices have traditionally investigated aspects of social, political, economic, and ideological systems in ancient societies throughout the Old World. Previously, scholarship has focused on description and documentation,​ chronology and dynastic histories, administrative function, iconography,​ and style. More recent studies have emphasized context, production and use, and increasingly,​ identity, gender, and the social lives of seals, their users, and the artisans who produced them. Using several methodological and theoretical perspectives,​ this volume presents up-to-date research on seals that is comparative in scope and focus. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach advances our understanding of the significance of an important class of material culture of the ancient world. The volume will serve as an essential resource for scholars, students, and others interested in glyptic studies, seal production and use, and sealing practices in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Ancient South Asia and the Aegean during the 4th-2nd Millennia BCE. 
 +([[https://​www.cambridge.org/​core/​books/​seals-and-sealing-in-the-ancient-world/​14D43FC6B71F285C96A1A0F60A3A405C#​contents|table of content]])
 +
 +** Bronze Age Maritime Trade (in the Eastern Mediterranean) ** 
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 +//Title//: Knapp, B., //Seafaring and Seafarers in the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean//,​ Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2018. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ seafaring - seafarer - seascapes - merchants - mariners - pirates - material aspects - mobility - connectivity - risk - journeys - knowledge - experience - navigation - travel - distance - access - exotic - identities - ideologies - shipwrecks - ports - harbours - maritime transport containers - ships’ representations - boat models - stone anchors - fishing - fishing equipment - travel - communication - Levant - Egypt - Cyprus - Anatolia - 3rd millennium BC - Aegean - Late Bronze Age - after 1700/1600 BC - eastern Mediterranean - economic epicentre - monopolies - thalassocracies - networks - economic exchange - social exchange - maritime trade 
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 +//​Abstract//:​ Seafaring is a mode of travel, a way to traverse maritime space that enables not only the transport of goods and materials but also of people and ideas — communicating and sharing knowledge across the sea and between different lands. Seagoing ships under sail were operating between the Levant, Egypt, Cyprus and Anatolia by the mid-third millennium BC and within the Aegean by the end of that millennium. By the Late Bronze Age (after ca. 1700/1600 BC), seaborne trade in the eastern Mediterranean made the region an economic epicentre, one in which there was no place for Aegean, Canaanite or Egyptian trading monopolies, or ‘thalassocracies’. At that time, the world of eastern Mediterranean seafaring and seafarers became much more complex, involving a number of different peoples in multiple networks of economic and social exchange.
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 +This much is known, or in many cases widely presumed. Is it possible to trace the origins and emergence of these early trade networks? Can we discuss at any reasonable level who was involved in these maritime ventures? Who built the early ships in which maritime trade was conducted, and who captained them? Who sailed them? Which ports and harbours were the most propitious for maritime trade? What other evidence exists for seafaring, fishing, the exploitation of marine resources and related maritime matters?
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 +This study seeks to address such questions by examining a wide range of material, documentary and iconographic evidence, and re-examining a multiplicity of varying interpretations on Bronze Age seafaring and seafarers in the eastern Mediterranean,​ from Anatolia in the north to Egypt in the south and west to Cyprus. The Aegean world operated on the western boundaries of this region, but is referred to more in passing than in engagement. Because the social aspects of seafaring and transport, the relationship different peoples had with the sea, and the whole notion of ‘seascapes’ are seldom discussed in the literature of the eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age, this volume devotes significant attention to such factors, including: mobility, connectivity,​ the length and purpose as well as the risk of the journey, the knowledge and experience of navigation and travel, ‘working’ the sea, the impact of distance and access to the exotic upon peoples’ identities and ideologies, and much more.
 +([[https://​www.sidestone.com/​books/​seafaring-and-seafarers-in-the-bronze-age-eastern-mediterranean#​contents|table of content]])
 +
 +** Mesopotamian Medicine ** 
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 +//​Title//: ​ Fales, F. M., and F. Minen, //La medicina assiro-babilonese//,​ Roma: Scienze e Lettere, 2018. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ introduction - introductory manual - medicine - Mesopotamia - medical texts - ancient medicine - Assyrian-Babylonian - late 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - Italy - popular - history - technologies - living conditions - antiquity - West - East  traditional medicine ​
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 +//​Abstract//:​ Questo libro rappresenta un manuale introduttivo a più voci sulla medicina dell’antica Mesopotamia,​ basato sulla lettura e interpretazione di testi in grafia cuneiforme e in lingua assiro-babilonese del tardo II e soprattutto del I millennnio a.C. Il volume, che non ha alcun precedente o parallelo in Italia, è concepito ad uso di un pubblico di lettori abituali e a vasto raggio, soprattutto interessato alla storia, tecnologie e condizioni di vita nell’Antichità.
 +Per la sua tematica vasta e articolata e per la molteplicità degli spunti storico-culturali,​ il presente volume è fruibile e di stimolo anche per cultori di fasi più recenti della storia della medicina, in Occidente come in Oriente, per esperti di quelle medicine tradizionali ed etniche tuttora praticate in molte aree del mondo e, infine, per specialisti di area medico-scientifica odierna. ​
 +([[http://​www.scienzeelettere.it/​book/​49958.html|table of content]])
 +
 +** Urkesh in the Syrian War** 
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 +//Title//: Buccellati, G., Ermidoro, S., and Y. Mahmoud, //I millenni per l'​oggi. L'​archeologia contro la guerra: Urkesh di ieri nella Siria di oggi//, Firenze : Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2018. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ archaeological site - Syria - war - Urkesh - Tell Mozan - prode - protection - preservation - activities - dynamics - communities - social groups - destruction - violence - intentional iconoclasm - iconoclastic movements - source of hope - populations vicinity - project - model - sensitivity - archeology - discipline - value of territory - tradition
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 +//​Abstract//:​ Il libro, come la mostra a cui si accompagna, presenta la sorte del tutto particolare di un sito archeologico in Siria durante i recenti sette anni di guerra. L'​antica città di Urkesh, oggi Tell Mozan, nella Siria nord orientale, è diventata un focolaio di attività che sviluppano, attorno al sito archeologico,​ una forte e inaspettata sinergia fra una varietà di comunità e gruppi sociali. In forte contrasto con la violenza distruttrice della guerra e di intenzionali e perversi movimenti iconoclastici,​ Urkesh è emerso come una fonte di speranza e un motivo di orgoglio per le popolazioni che vi gravitano attorno. In questa prospettiva,​ il progetto è anche diventato un modello di quella nuova sensibilità che l'​archeologia come disciplina sta sviluppando - la sensibilità,​ cioè, per il valore del territorio come elemento portante in comune fra gli antichi e chi oggi vi abita. ​
 +([[https://​www.academia.edu/​37269004/​I_millenni_per_loggi._Larcheologia_contro_la_guerra_Urkesh_di_ieri_nella_Siria_di_oggi|table of content]])
 +
 +** The Archaeology of the Old-Assyrian Trade ** 
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 +//Title//: Palmisano, A., //The Geography of Trade: Landscapes of competition and long-distance contacts in Mesopotamia and Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Colony Period//, Oxford: Archaeopress Archaeology,​ 2018. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ Old Assyrian period - 1970 – 1700 BC - trading - colony - Kaneš - Kaniš - Kültepe - Upper Mesopotamia - Central Anatolia - social - economic - political dynamics - Bronze Age - pre-modern trade - networking - network - settlement - archaeology - material culture - comparison - spatial perspective - exchange - strategies - economy - economic - trade routes - circuits - political landscape ​
 +
 +//​Abstract//:​ From the mid-20th century onwards, consolidated study of the merchant archives from the Old Assyrian trading colony at Kaneš (Kültepe) has not only transformed our understanding of the social, economic and political dynamics of the Bronze Age Near East, but also overturned many preconceived notions of what constitutes pre-modern trade. Despite this disciplinary impact and archaeological investigations at Kültepe and elsewhere, our understanding of this phenomenon has remained largely text-based and therefore of limited analytical scope, both spatially and contextually. This book re-assesses the Old-Assyrian trade network in Upper Mesopotamia and Central Anatolia during the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1970 – 1700 BC) by combining in some analytical detail the archaeology (e.g. material culture, settlement data, etc.) of the region both on its own terms and via a range of spatial approaches. The author offers a comparative and spatial perspective on exchange networks and economic strategies, continuity and discontinuity of specific trade circuits and routes, and the evolution of political landscapes throughout the Near East in the Middle Bronze Age.
 +([[https://​www.archaeopress.com/​ArchaeopressShop/​DMS/​4C94721B0AA14C8A927AA5A277115F45/​9781784919252-GeographyofTrade-Palmisano-Contents.pdf|table of content]])
 +
 +** Nebuchadnezzar I in the Collective Memory ** 
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 +//Title//: Nielsen, J. P., //The reign of Nebuchadnezzar I in history and historical memory//, London: Routledge, 2018. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ Nebuchadnezzar I - Isin II period - Babylonia - independence - cult sanctuaries - priesthood - military campaigns - Assyria - Elam - return of the statue of Marduk - stories - utilisation - scholarly tradition - historiography - tradition - collective memory - memory creation - Babylonian scholars - historical memory - collective identity - Marduk’s rise - primacy - pantheon - 1st millennium BC - urban elite - power - symbolism - symbol - effect ​
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 +//​Abstract//:​ Nebuchadnezzar I (r. 1125-1104) was one of the more significant and successful kings to rule Babylonia in the intervening period between the demise of the Kassite Dynasty in the 12th century at the end of the Late Bronze Age, and the emergence of a new, independent Babylonian monarchy in the last quarter of the 7th century. His dynamic reign saw Nebuchadnezzar active on both domestic and foreign fronts. He tended to the needs of the traditional cult sanctuaries and their associated priesthoods in the major cities throughout Babylonia and embarked on military campaigns against both Assyria in the north and Elam to the east. Yet later Babylonian tradition celebrated him for one achievement that was little noted in his own royal inscriptions:​ the return of the statue of Marduk, Babylon’s patron deity, from captivity in Elam.
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 +The Reign of Nebuchadnezzar reconstructs the history of Nebuchadnezzar I’s rule and, drawing upon theoretical treatments of historical and collective memory, examines how stories of his reign were intentionally utilized by later generations of Babylonian scholars and priests to create an historical memory that projected their collective identity and reflected Marduk’s rise to the place of primacy within the Babylonian pantheon in the 1st millennium BCE. It also explores how this historical memory was employed by the urban elite in discourses of power. Nebuchadnezzar I remained a viable symbol, though with diminishing effect, until at least the 3rd century BCE, by which time his memory had almost entirely faded. This study is a valuable resource to students of the Ancient Near East and Nebuchadnezzar,​ but is also a fascinating exploration of memory creation and exploitation in the ancient world.
 +([[https://​www.routledge.com/​The-Reign-of-Nebuchadnezzar-I-in-History-and-Historical-Memory/​Nielsen/​p/​book/​9781138120402#​toc|table of content]])
 +
 +** Chronology of Late Bronze Age Northern Syria ** 
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 +//Title//: Otto, A. (ed.) //From Pottery to Chronology: The Middle Euphrates Region in Late Bronze Age Syria. Proceedings of the International Workshop in Mainz Germany, May 5-7, 2012//, Gladbeck: PeWe-Verlag,​ 2018. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ chronology - relative chronology - absolute chronology - chronological anchor points - Late Bronze Age - 15th-13th century BC - Northern Syria - Upper Syrian Euphrates area - Emar - Tall al-Qitar - Tall Munbaqa - Umm el-Marra - Tall Bazi - pottery - ceramics - stratification - stratified ceramic material - dating - methodology - pottery sequence - parallels - settlement - criteria - internal criteria - datable objects - written documents - inscriptions - seals - tools - weapons - imported pottery - radiocarbon analysis - comparison - consistencies - differences - reliability - Tablet Building - Hadidi ​
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 +//​Abstract//:​ This volume is the result of an "​International Workshop on the Chronology of the Late Bronze Age (15th-13th Century BC) in Northern Syria (Upper Syrian Euphrates Area): Emar, Tall al-Qitar, Tall Munbaqa, Umm el-Marra and Tall Bazi." It took place on May 5-7, 2012 at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz. The need for the workshop was felt by the excavators of the mentioned sites, because a considerable number of LBA sites has been investigated in the Upper Euphrates area by now, but the relative and absolute chronology of most sites is still a matter of debate. The workshop in Mainz tried to tackle the problem of the dating of the Late Bronze Age of the Upper Syrian Euphrates region with the most simple and obvious method. The excavators and pottery specialists of the relevant sites were for the first time brought together. Each team was asked to present its stratified ceramic material and to explain their methods of dating: had the pottery sequence been dated by parallel with another settlement? If so, with which settlement? Or had the stratified material been dated by internal criteria, by written documents or by other well datable objects such as seals, tools and weapons, imported pottery or others? Or had it been dated by radiocarbon or other scientific analyses? The defined aim, which was circulated among the participants in advance, was "By putting together and by comparing the relevant stratified material, it should be possible to discern the consistencies and differences within the material and the reasons for them." It was hoped that the date of the relevant levels and of the various destructions would become evident, when the reliability of the dating of the '​Tablet Building'​ at Hadidi to the 15th century was questioned and when each mission laid open its own dating methods, thereby avoiding the circularity of assumptions that had hitherto prevailed. This was not only achieved, but it was also able to establish new chronological anchor points for the Upper Euphrates valley. ​
 +([[https://​www.pewe-verlag.de/​res/​liber29-argumentum.pdf|table of content]])
  
 ** The Combat between the Storm-God and the Sea in the Hebrew Bible **  ** The Combat between the Storm-God and the Sea in the Hebrew Bible ** 
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 +** Viticulture in Anatolia ** 
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 +//Title//: Thys-Senocak,​ L. (ed), //Of Vines and Wines: The Production and Consumption of Wine in Anatolian Civilizations through the Ages//, Leuven: Peeters, 2017. 
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 +//​Keywords//:​ wine - wine production - wine consumption - viticulture - Anatolia - Thrace - Neolithic period - civilisation - archaeological remains - textual evidence - documents - texts -  archival texts - historical texts - works of art - records - chroniclers - chronicles - ethnographic data - ethnography - migration - demography - demographic patterns - advertising - legislation - contemporaneity - legacy - cultural heritage ​
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 +//​Abstract//:​ This volume explores the long, rich traditions of viticulture and wine production in Anatolia and Thrace, from the Neolithic era to the present day. Chapters by ten contributing authors illustrate the important and varied roles that viticulture has played in the Anatolian region, and how the vine and wine have shaped the civilizations of Anatolian peoples for millennia. Examining archaeological remains, archival and historical texts, works of art, the records of chroniclers,​ ethnographic data, migration and demographic patterns, and contemporary legislation and advertising,​ the ten authors collectively reveal the importance of wine production and consumption in Anatolia'​s past, and demonstrate why its legacy of tangible and intangible cultural heritage should be valued in the present, and protected in the future. ​
 +([[http://​www.peeters-leuven.be/​toc/​9789042934481.pdf|table of content]])
  
 **Warfare in the Ancient Near East** ​ **Warfare in the Ancient Near East** ​
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