The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of... (Book published December


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Author  Marc Van De Mieroop
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   December 2, 2009
ISBN  1444332201
Pages  312

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The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II offers a transnational perspective on the age of King Ramesses II of Egypt during the centuries of 1500 to 1200 BC.

  • Shows how powerful states - stretching from western Iran to Greece and from Turkey to Sudan - jointly shaped the history, society, and culture of this region through both peaceful and military means
  • Offers a straightforward narrative, current research, and rich illustrations
  • Utilizes historical data from ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Hittites, Mycenaeans, Canaanites, and others
  • Considers all members of these ancient societies, from commoners to royalty - exploring everything from people‚Äôs eating habits to royal negotiations over diplomatic marriages

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