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This ebook explores facets of the traditional civilization in West Asia, which has had a good influence on sleek human society―agriculture, metallurgy, towns, writing, local states, and monotheism, all of which seemed first in West Asia through the 10th to first millennia BC.
The editors particularly use the time period "West Asia" for the reason that "the center East" is noticeable as an Eurocentric time period. through the use of this time period, the e-book hopes to mitigate capability bias (i.e. historic and Western) by utilizing a natural geographical time period. even though, the "West Asia" area is similar to that of the narrower "Middle East", which encompasses glossy Iran and Turkey from east to west and Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula from north to south.
This quantity assembles examine from diversified disciplines, reminiscent of the traditional sciences, archaeology and philology/linguistics, in an effort to take on the query of which situations and techniques those major cultural phenomena happened in West Asia. Scrutinizing topics reminiscent of the kin among weather, geology and human actions, the origins of wheat cultivation and animal domestication, the advance of metallurgy, the start of urbanization and writing, historic non secular traditions, in addition to the therapy of cultural historical past, the booklet undertakes a accomplished research of West Asian Civilization that supplied the typical history to cultures in a variety of parts of the globe, together with Europe and Asia.
These contributions will try to show a clean imaginative and prescient which emphasizes the typical cultural starting place among Europe and West Asia, status against the worldwide antagonism symbolized by way of the idea of "Clash of Civilizations."

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