By Robert Rollinger
This quantity varieties the court cases of the 5th Annual Symposium of the Assyrian and Babylonian highbrow history undertaking held in Innsbruck in 2002. Twenty-nine expert contributions specialise in the commercial points of the `diffusion and transformation of the cultural historical past of the traditional close to East'. 8 thematic sections talk about: close to jap monetary conception; Mesopotamia within the 3rd millenium BC; Mesopotamia and the Levant within the first 1/2 the 1st millennium BC; Levant, Egypt and the Aegean global in the course of the comparable time span; Greece and Achaemenids, Parthians, Sasanians and Rome; social features of this trade, together with its impacts on faith, borders, schooling and cosmology. The scope of the papers is huge, with matters together with Babylonian dual cities and ethnic minorities, archaic Greek aristocrats, the Phoenicians and the beginning of a Mediterranean society, slavery, Iron Age Cyprus, Seleucid cash, the `Silk Route', and Greek photographs of the Assyrian and Babylonian kingdoms. 16 papers in English, the remainder in German.
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