Spotlights

  • Concluding the Neolithic: The Near East in the Second Half of the Seventh Millennium BC

    Concluding the Neolithic

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    The second half of the seventh millennium BC saw the demise of the previously affluent and dynamic Neolithic way of life. The period is marked by significant social and economic transformations of local communities, as manifested in a new spatial organization, patterns of architecture, burial practices, and in chipped stone and pottery manufacture. This volume has three foci. The first concerns the character of these changes in different parts of the Near East with a view to placing them in a broader comparative perspective. The second concerns the social and ideological...

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  • Religious Convergence in the Ancient Mediterranean

    Religious Convergence in the Ancient Mediterranean

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    This volume brings together scholars in religion, archaeology, philology, and history to explore case studies and theoretical models of converging religions. The twenty-four essays presented, which derive from Hittite, Cilician, Lydian, Phoenician, Greek, and Roman cultural settings, focus on encounters at the boundaries of cultures, landscapes, chronologies, social class and status, the imaginary, and the materially operative. Broad patterns ultimately emerge that reach across these boundaries, and suggest the state of the question on the study of convergence, and the...

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  • Rain-Giver, Bone-Breaker, Score-Settler: Allāh in Pre-Quranic Poetry

    Rain-Giver, Bone-Breaker, Score-Settler

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