Ancient West Asian Civilization: Geoenvironment and Society by Akira Tsuneki, Shigeo Yamada, Ken-ichiro Hisada

By Akira Tsuneki, Shigeo Yamada, Ken-ichiro Hisada

This e-book explores points of the traditional civilization in West Asia, which has had a good effect on smooth human society―agriculture, metallurgy, towns, writing, neighborhood states, and monotheism, all of which seemed first in West Asia in the course of the 10th to first millennia BC.
The editors in particular use the time period "West Asia" because the "Middle East" is noticeable as an Eurocentric time period. by utilizing this time period, the e-book hopes to mitigate capability bias (i.e. ancient and Western) through the use of a natural geographical time period. even if, the "West Asia" quarter is the same to that of the narrower "Middle East," which encompasses smooth Iran and Turkey from east to west and Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula from north to south.
This quantity assembles examine from diverse disciplines, corresponding to the average sciences, archaeology and philology/linguistics, as a way to take on the query of which conditions and tactics those major cultural phenomena happened in West Asia. Scrutinizing matters equivalent to the kinfolk among weather, geology and human actions, the origins of wheat cultivation and animal domestication, the improvement of metallurgy, the start of urbanization and writing, historic non secular traditions, in addition to the remedy of cultural historical past, the e-book undertakes a accomplished research of West Asian Civilization that supplied the typical heritage to cultures in numerous components of the globe, together with Europe and Asia.
These contributions will try and show a clean imaginative and prescient which emphasizes the typical cultural starting place among Europe and West Asia, status against the worldwide antagonism symbolized by means of the idea of "Clash of Civilizations."

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