The Cambridge ancient history. Volume 1. Part 2, Early history of the Middle East / edited by I.E.S. Edwards, C.J. Gadd, N.G.L. Hammond.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1971.
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Cambridge ancient history.
The Cambridge ancient history

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Middle East -- History -- To 622.
Bronze age -- Mediterranean Region.
Egypt -- History -- Old Kingdom, ca. 2686-ca. 2181 B.C.
Egypt -- History -- Middle Kingdom, ca. 2180-ca. 1551 B.C.
History, Ancient.
Civilization, Ancient.
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Part II of volume I deals with the history of the Near East from about 3000 to 1750 B.C. In Egypt, a long period of political unification and stability enabled the kings of the Old Kingdom to develop and exploit natural resources, to mobilize both the manpower and the technical skill to build the pyramids, and to encourage sculptors in the production of works of superlative quality. After a period of anarchy and civil war at the end of the Sixth Dynasty the local rulers of Thebes established the so-called Middle Kingdom, restoring an age of political calm in which the arts could again flourish. In Western Asia, Babylonia was the main centre and source of civilisation, and her moral, though not always her military, hegemony was recognized and accepted by the surrounding countries of Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Assyria and Elam. The history of the region is traced from the late Uruk and Jamdat Nasr periods up to the rise of Hammurabi, the most significant developments being the invention of writing in the Uruk period, the emergence of the Semites as a political factor under Sargon, and the success of the centralized bureaucracy under the Third Dynasty of Ur.
aThe Early Dynastic Period in Egypt
The last predynastic period in Babylonia
The cities of Babylonia
The Old Kingdom in Egypt and the beginning of the First Intermediate Period
Palestine in the Early Bronze Age
The Early Dynastic Period in Mesopotamia
Syria Before 2200 B.C.
The Dynasty of Agade and the Gutian Invasion
The Middle Kingdom in Egypt
Syria and Palestine
Anatolia ; Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Period
Greece, Crete, and the Aegean Islands in the Early Bronze Age ; Cyprus in the Early Bronze Age
Immigrants from the North.
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Edwards, I. E. S. (Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen), 1909-1996, editor.
Gadd, C. J. (Cyril John), editor.
Hammond, N. G. L. (Nicholas Geoffrey LemprieĢ€re), 1907-2001, editor.
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