The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II

The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II

Author(s): Marc Van De Mieroop

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405160698

Online ISBN: 9780470696644

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696644

About this Book

The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II offers a transnational perspective on the age of King Ramesses II of Egypt during the centuries of 1500 to 1200 BC.

  • Shows how powerful states - stretching from western Iran to Greece and from Turkey to Sudan - jointly shaped the history, society, and culture of this region through both peaceful and military means
  • Offers a straightforward narrative, current research, and rich illustrations
  • Utilizes historical data from ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Hittites, Mycenaeans, Canaanites, and others
  • Considers all members of these ancient societies, from commoners to royalty - exploring everything from people's eating habits to royal negotiations over diplomatic marriages

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