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The Face of the Ancient Orient: Near Eastern Civilization in Pre-Classical Times
Fascinating study examines Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, Persians, others. ..".a valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." -- "American Historical Review."" "32 halftones. 5 figures. 1 map. ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 10th 2012 by Dover Publications
(first published 1960)
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Although it is 50 years old, I found this survey very compelling. My son got me the board game "Civilization" for Christmas which employs most of the peoples Moscati discusses. So inspired, I read it in 8 days. I particularly found the discussion of Sumerian civilization and its relation to the Babylonians very helpful. The discussion of the Hittites also cleared up my understanding of this group. Moscati interprets the ancient Orient in terms of the valley cultures in tension with the nomads fr ...more