By Eric M. Meyers
This entire five-volume paintings analyzes the archaeological and linguistic info that pertain to the extensive cultural milieu of the traditional close to East, the crossroads of 3 of the world's such a lot influential religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. starting from prehistoric instances as much as the early centuries of the increase of Islam, the paintings covers the civilizations of Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Iran, Arabia, Cyprus, Egypt, and the coastal areas of North and East Africa. It contains 1,125 alphabetically prepared entries on websites, languages, fabric tradition, archaeological equipment, agencies and associations, and significant excavators and students of the sphere. This extraordinary, accessibly written reference brings new breadth to the learn of archaeology within the biblical global, making it a worthy source not just to students and scholars of archaeology, but additionally to these with an curiosity in old artwork and structure, languages, background, and religion.
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