Chapter 1. Historical Overview

  1. Daniel C. Snell
  1. Mario Liverani

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch1

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Liverani, M. (2007) Historical Overview, in A Companion to the Ancient Near East (ed D. C. Snell), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232933

Online ISBN: 9780470997086

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Keywords:

  • ancient near eastern history;
  • unity;
  • diversity;
  • urban revolution;
  • empires

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Unity and Diversity

  • The Urban Revolution, about 3500–2800

  • The “Second Urbanization,” about 2800–2000

  • The “Regional System,” about 2000–1200

  • The Early Iron Age, about 1200–750

  • Empires, about 750–330