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Author Niehr, Herbert.

Title The Aramaeans in Ancient Syria / edited by Herbert Niehr
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 462 pages, xlv pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Handbook of oriental studies = Handbuch der Orientalistik. Section 1, Ancient Near East, 0169-9423 ; volume 106
Handbook of Oriental studies. Section 1, Ancient Near East ; v. 106.
Contents List of Maps and Plates; List of Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Preface; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two History; 1. Geographical and Chronological Scope; 2. The Sources for a History of the Aramaeans of Ancient Syria; 3. The Aramaeans in the Iron Age I (1200-900 B.C.): From Kin-Based Groups to Polities; 4. The Iron Age II: Aramaean Polities and the Assyrian Conquest; 5. Concluding Remarks; Chapter Three Society, Institutions, Law, and Economy; 1. Society; 2. Institutions; 3. Law and Jurisdiction; 4. Economy; Chapter Four Language and Script; 1. Introduction
2. Script and Orthography3. Phonology; 4. Morphology and Morphosyntax; 5. Syntax; 6. Lexicon; Chapter Five Literature; 1. Introduction; 2. Terminology; 3. Overview on History and Literary Genres; 4. Historical Narrative in Royal Inscriptions; 5. Elements of Religious Literature; 6. Wisdom Literature; Chapter Six Religion; 1. Introduction; 2. Between the Tigris and Euphrates; 3. From the Euphrates to the Mediterranean; 4. Middle Syria; 5. Outlook; Chapter Seven Art; 1. Introduction; 2. Monumental Art in Architecture; 3. Free-Standing Sculptures; 4. Seals and Minor Arts
Chapter Eight Architecture1. Introduction; 2. City Planning; 3. Citadels and Fortifications; 4. Palaces; 5. Temples; 6. Houses and Workshops; 7. Conclusion; Chapter Nine Outlook: Aramaeans Outside of Syria; 1. Assyria; 2. Babylonia; 3. Anatolia; 4. Phoenicia; 5. Palestine; 6. Egypt; 7. Northern Arabia; Chapter Ten Aramaean Heritage; 1. Edessa, Hatra, Palmyra; 2. Mesopotamia, Judaea, Nabataea; 3. Areas under Strong Greco-Roman Influence (Antioch to Dura Europos); Bibliography; Index of Persons; Index of Deities; Index of Lands, Peoples, Tribes, Cities, Sites; Plates
Summary In the The Aramaeans in Ancient Syria the authors present the history and culture of the Aramaean kingdoms of Syria from the 12th to the end of the 8th century B.C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arameans -- Syria -- History
Arameans -- Syria -- Social life and customs
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Syria -- History -- To 333 B.C.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004229433