Presenting a large body of evidence for the first time, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of Nubian architecture, sculpture, and minor arts in the period between 300 BC-AD 250. It focuses primarily on the Nubian response to the traditional pharaonic, Hellenistic/Roman, Hellenizing, and “hybrid” elements of Ptolemaic and Roman Egyptian culture. The author begins with a history of Nubian art and a critical survey of the literature on Ptolemaic and Roman Egyptian art. Special chapters are then devoted to the discussion of the Egyptian-Greek interaction in the arts of Ptolemaic Egypt, the place of Egyptian Hellenistic and Hellenizing art within the oikumene, the pluralistic visual world of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, as well as on the specific genre of terracotta sculpture. Utilizing examples from Meroe City and Musawwarat es Sufra, the author argues that cultural transfer from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt to Nubia resulted in an inward-focused adaptation. Therefore, the resulting Nubian art from this period expresses only those aspects of Egyptian and Greek art that are compatible with indigenous Nubian goals.
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Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia 300 B.C. - AD 250 and its Egyptian Models
Edited by Alice Mouton CNRS, Ian Rutherford Reading University, and Ilya Yakubovich Moscow State University
The Luwians inhabited Anatolia and Syria some three thousand years ago. The present collective volume addresses the questions of their homeland, material and spiritual culture, and relationship with neighbors. It strives to promote Luwian studies as a new interdisciplinary research field.
Edited by Anthony Spalinger and Jeremy Armstrong, University of Auckland
This volume presents a series of cultural reactions to successful military public proclamations by various peoples of the ancient Mediterranean world, illustrating points of similarity and diversity, and demonstrating the complex and multifaceted nature of this trans-cultural practice.
Oscar White Muscarella
Archaeology, Artifacts and Antiquities of the Ancient Near East follows the evolution of Oscar White Muscarella’s scholarly work and interests and is divided into several categories of interrelated fields.
Fabrice De Backer
In L'art du siège néo-assyrien, Fabrice De Backer offers a synthesis of all the means, machines, people and tactics employed to take or defend a city during the Neo-Assyrian period.
Edited by Alejandro F. Botta, Boston University
In the Shadow of Bezalel offers new insights and proposals in the areas of Aramaic language, paleography, onomastica and lexicography; ancient Near Eastern legal traditions, Hebrew Bible, and social history of the Persian period.
Edited by Phillip C. Edwards, La Trobe University
Wadi Hammeh 27: an Early Natufian Settlement at Pella in Jordan is an integrated analysis of subsistence strategies, settlement patterns and ritual life in a 14,000-year-old hunter-gatherer settlement located in the east Jordan Valley.
Edited by Annette Merz and Teun L. Tieleman, Utrecht University
In The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in Context Merz and Tieleman present an interdisciplinary collection of studies examining an intriguing yet neglected Syriac letter and its historical context.
The Bibliographie Raisonnée zu den Indo-Ariern im Alten Orientt unifies and enlarges four bibliographies on the Indo-Aryans in the ancient Near East compiled by M. Mayrhofer between 1966 and 2006, now covering a time span from 1884 until 2011.
Jonathan Stökl, University College London
Prophecy in the Ancient Near East is the first book-length study that compares all evidence of ancient Near Eastern prophecy, focusing on the Mari texts. It re-evaluates recent scholarship and concludes that prophecy was a widespread phenomenon integrated into divination in general.
Edited by Marilyn J. Lundberg, West Semitic Research, Steven Fine, Yeshiva University, and Wayne T. Pitard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The articles included in this volume honor Bruce Zuckerman’s many contributions to the fields of epigraphy, biblical and Second Temple studies, and modern Judaism in discussions of a wide variety of inscriptional materials, biblical texts, archaeology, lexicography and teaching methodology.
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