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
Series: The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 13th December 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.1
Weight (kg): 0.9