Forty-One. Levantine Kingdoms of the Late Bronze Age

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Peter Pfälzner

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch41

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Pfälzner, P. (2012) Levantine Kingdoms of the Late Bronze Age, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch41

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • Levantine kingdoms, the Late Bronze Age;
  • modifications of the Levantine kingdoms, MBA to the LBA;
  • “period of Mitannian and Egyptian domination”;
  • LBA history of the Levant, invasion of the “Sea Peoples”;
  • LBA trading and cultural center, Ugarit;
  • Egyptian presence at Kumidi, major LBA center;
  • Temple of the Storm God, of ancient Halab;
  • LBA palaces, loci of political, cultural development;
  • Hazor “Ceremonial Palace,” architecture unknown in the north;
  • cult topography in LBA kingdoms, “hybrid regional styles”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Outline

  • Written Sources

  • Historical and Archaeological Topography of the Northern Levantine Kingdoms

  • Courts and Palaces

  • Dying in the LBA Kingdoms

  • The Topography of Cult in LBA Levantine Kingdoms

  • Exchange and Interregional Contacts in the LBA Levant

  • Guide to Further Reading