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In ancient traditions, Assyria was the first world empire in a series that continued with Persia, Macedonia, and Rome. After Rome, we imagine the series bifurcating into a Western trajectory (from Charlemagne to Napoleon and the Third Reich) and an Oriental trajectory (from the Parthians and Sasanians to the Abbasids until the modern Caliphate). Assyria, often overlooked or slighted by modern studies of empire, still maintains our interest because it provides an example of the “simple form” of e . . . (more)
Just arrived, May 26!
During the third millennium BC, the huge geographical area stretching between the Mediterranean in the west and the Indus Valley in the east witnessed the rise of a commercial network of unmatched proportions and intensity, within which the Persian Gulf for long periods functioned as a central node. In this book, Laursen and Steinkeller examine the nature of cultural and commercial contacts between Babylonia, the Gulf region, and Indus Civilization. Focusing on the third and early second millenn . . . (more)
Just arrived, May 26
Among the many religious acts condemned in the Hebrew Bible, child sacrifice stands out as particularly horrifying. The idea that any group of people would willingly sacrifice their own children to their god(s) is so contrary to modern moral sensibilities that it is difficult to imagine that such a practice could have ever existed. Nonetheless, the existence of biblical condemnation of these rites attests to the fact that some ancient Israelites in fact did sacrifice their children. Indeed, a clo . . . (more)
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Twenty-seven years ago Eisenbrauns launched a new series destined to become a classic in ancient Near Eastern studies: Mesopotamian Civilizations. No ANE library (personal or otherwise) is complete without these books! We just published two new books in this series—and we’re letting you have the new books at a discount of 20% and offering the backlist at 40% off list price. Complete your library today!
From now through June 26th, Eisenbrauns is offering selected titles in Persian Period studies at savings from 40–60% off!
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