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The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity : Volume 1: From Prehistory to the Fall of the Achaemenid Empire - D. T. Potts

The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity

Volume 1: From Prehistory to the Fall of the Achaemenid Empire

Hardcover Published: 13th December 1990
ISBN: 9780198143901
Number Of Pages: 448

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The Arabian Gulf has become in recent years one of the most promising new areas of research in ancient near-eastern archaeology. Until now, however, no attempt has been made to synthesize the archaeology and history of this region from the beginnings of human settlement to the rise of Islam. This magisterial two-volume work draws on a wide array of archaeological, epigraphic, and literary sources to present the first comprehensive study of the area. Volume I covers the Pleistocene to the Achaemenian period, including almost all the published evidence for the prehistory and history of the Arabian Gulf. Volume II covers the period from Alexander the Great to the coming of Islam, including full discussion of the history of Christianity in the area. Both volumes are illustrated with numerous line drawings and plates.

`The two volumes comprising "The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity" will be welcomed by scholars and the interested general reader alike. ... This volume, written in a brisk, refreshing style devoid of the jargon often obscuring archaeological literature, contains a wealth of information. ... this synthesis should be regarded as essential reading by al who are interested in Gulf History.' Beatrice de Cardi, Antiquaries Journal `Such is the range and amount of detail inThe Arabian Gulf in Antiquity that it will be the standard textbook on the pre-Islamic Gulf for years to come. Times Literary Supplement 'The two volumes comprising The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity will be welcomed by scholars and the interested general reader alike. This volume, written in a brisk, refreshing style devoid of the jargon often obscuring archaeological literature, contains a wealth of information ... this synthesis should be regarded as essential reading by all who are interested in Gulf history.' Beatrice de Cardi, The Antiquaries Journal 'excellent study ... remarkable book ... I do believe, however, that both the data presented in it and the challenge which they present to those interested in this fascinating region will not lose their value for generations of scholars.' Petr Charvát, Archív Orientální 61, 1993

Prefacep. v
Abbreviationsp. xiii
List of Platesp. xix
Acknowledgements for the Platesp. xxiv
Introductionp. 1
The Environmental Settingp. 5
Hunters, Gatherers, and Fishers of the East Arabian Littoralp. 28
Appendix: Ubaid Sites in Eastern Arabiap. 59
The Late Fourth and Early Third Millenniums Bcp. 62
The Late Third Millennium Bc in the Oman Peninsulap. 93
The Late Third Millennium Bc in the Central and Northern Gulfp. 151
The Early Second Millennium Bc on Bahrain and in Eastern Arabiap. 192
The Oman Peninsula During the Early and Mid-Second Millennium Bcp. 232
Failaka in the Second Millennium Bcp. 261
The Late Second and Early First Millenniums Bc in the Central Arabian Gulfp. 298
The Oman Peninsula, 1300-300 Bcp. 354
Acknowledgements for the Figuresp. 401
Indexp. 407
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ISBN: 9780198143901
ISBN-10: 0198143907
Series: The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 13th December 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.1  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.9

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