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ISBN-13 9780205619726ISBN-10 020561972X
ISBN-10 032142297XISBN-13 9780321422972
Author(s): William H. Stiebing
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 416

This introduction to the Ancient Near East includes coverage of Egypt and a balance of political, social, and cultural coverage.

Organized by the periods, kingdoms, and empires generally used in Near Eastern political history, the text interlaces social and cultural history with the political narrative. This combination allows students to get a rounded introduction to the subject of Ancient Near Eastern history. An emphasis on problems and areas of uncertainty helps students understand how evidence is used to create interpretations and allows them to realize that several different interpretations of the same evidence are possible.