Peripheral Concerns: Urban Development in the Bronze Age Southern Levant

Peripheral Concerns: Urban Development in the Bronze Age Southern Levant

by Susan Cohen


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Peripheral Concerns examines the influence of one "core" region of the ancient Near Eastern world — Egypt — on urban development in the southern Levant in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages, with emphasis on the relative stability and sustainability of this development in each era. The study utilizes a very broad scale "macro" approach to examine urban development using core-periphery theories, specifically in regard to southern Levantine-Egyptian interactions. While many studies examine urban development in both the Early Bronze Age and the Middle Bronze Age, few compare this phenomenon in the two periods. Likewise, there are few studies of urban development in the southern Levant that compare contemporary Egyptian policies in that region to those in Nubia, despite the fact that Egyptian activities linked the eastern Mediterranean, the Nile Valley, and Nubia into one interactive system. The broad chronological and geographic framework utilized in this study therefore allows for a new approach to urban development in the southern Levant.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781791776
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Series: New Directions in Anthropological Archaeology
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Susan Cohen is Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview Chapter 2. Urban Development: Models and Frameworks Chapter 3. The Early Bronze Age Chapter 4. The Middle Bronze Age Chapter 5. Egypt and Nubia Chapter 6. Bronze Age Urban Development in the Southern Levant Appendix 1 Early and Middle Bronze Age Site List Appendix 2 Egyptian Material from the Protodynastic Period through the Middle Kingdom Found in the Southern Levant, Sinai, Nubia, and the Deserts and Oases Appendix 3 List of Egyptian Middle Kingdom Fortresses in Nubia

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