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Study of the Ancient Near East in the Twenty-First Century

The William Foxwell Albright Centennial Conference

Edited by Jerrold S. Cooper and Glenn M. Schwartz

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$65.00 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-931464-96-6

432 pages
7" × 10"
1996

Study of the Ancient Near East in the Twenty-First Century

The William Foxwell Albright Centennial Conference

Edited by Jerrold S. Cooper and Glenn M. Schwartz

Sixteen essays from the Albright conference held at the Johns Hopkins University charting the course of ancient Near Eastern studies in the twenty-first century. This landmark volume is essential reading for both students and scholars.

 

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Sixteen essays from the Albright conference held at the Johns Hopkins University charting the course of ancient Near Eastern studies in the twenty-first century. This landmark volume is essential reading for both students and scholars.

Prologue - Jerrold S. Cooper and Glenn M. Schwartz

‘The Contextualization of Near Eastern Art’

Constructing Context: The Gebel el-Arak Knife—Greater Mesopotamian and Egyptian Interaction in the Late Fourth Millennium B.C.E. - Holly Pittman

Art, Empire, and the End of the Late Bronze Age - Betsy M. Bryan

‘The Integration of Archaeological and Textual Data’

Written Documents as Excavated Artifacts and the Holistic Interpretation of the Mesopotamian Archaeological Record - Richard L. Zettler

Toward a New Periodization and Nomenclature of the Archaeology of the Southern Levant - Israel Finkelstein

‘The Technological Revolution in Archaeology and Its Ramifications’

Underwater Archaeology in the Near East: Past, Present, and Future - George F. Bass

Near Eastern Archaeometallurgy: Modern Research and Future Directions - Vincent C. Pigott

‘Philology and the Study of Ancient Literature in the Postmodern Academy’

Sailing to Babylon, Reading the Dark Side of the Moon - Piotr Michalowski

A Search for a New Biblical Hermeneutics: Preliminary Observations - Adele Berlin

Defining Egyptian Literature: Ancient Texts and Modern Literary Theory - Antonio Loprieno

‘From Ebla to Deir ’Alla: New Paradigms for the Early History of Semitic Languages and Scripts’

The Linguistics Classification of Eblaite: Methods, Problems, and Results - Manfred Krebernik

New Directions in the Study of Semitic Languages - John Huehnergard

Semitics: Directions and Re-Directions - Stephen A. Kaufman

‘Ideology, Propaganda, and National Consciousness in the Ancient Near East’

2084: Ancient Propaganda and Historical Criticism - Mario Liverani

Sybil, or the Two Nations? Archaism, Kinship, Alienation, and the Elite Redefinition of Traditional Culture in Judah in the 8th-7th Centuries B.C.E. - Baruch Halpern

Contextualizing Egyptian Representations of Society and Ethnicity - John Baines

William Foxwell Albright: The Man and His Work - Peter Machinist

Epilogue - Robert McC. Adams

Index of Authors

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