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Title: The Levant - History and Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean
Description: Cologne, Könemann. 2000, First Edition. (ISBN: 3829004958). Hard Cover, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. A very large format voume of 320 pages. Coloured pictorial endpapers. Lavishly illustrated in colour. 4,000 years of history and archaeology in the Levant - from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages - are presented in this volume. Uncovering buried history, a team of French archaeologists follows the significant cultural developments and their impact on the gate between the Orient and the Occident: relics of the first cities in the Bronze Age, traces of the Phoenician conquests in the Mediterranean, characteristics of the fusion of cultures in the Greco-Roman era, monuments to the kingdoms of the Nabataeans and their mythical capital Petra, evidence of the golden age of oriental Christianity, and finally the manifestation of Islamic conquest as a battle for power during the crusades. In his pictures, the photographer Robert Polidori shows much more than just the special highlights of each epoch, but rather the cultural-historical meaning of the Levant as a region in which the face of civilization was dramatically shaped. Containing a synoptic chronology presenting the developments of the Levant in the context of the high cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Iran, a glossary of historical and archaeological terminology, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index. PLEASE NOTE: A VERY LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 2.3 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST. Fine/Fine.

Keywords: Levant, Bronze Age, Phoenicians, Greco-Roman Era, Nabataeans, Byzantine, Islam, Crusades, Oriental Christianity 3829004958

Price: GBP 30.00 = appr. US$ 42.84 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 009430

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