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Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia (Sharon R Steadman) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2016) 9780199336012
Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia (Sharon R Steadman) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2016) 9780199336012
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Title: Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

Author: Steadman, Sharon R

Additional Authors or Contributors: Gregory McMahon (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2016

Paperback; ISBN: 9780199336012

Volumes: 1; Pages: 1200

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The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia is a unique blend of comprehensive overviews on archaeological, philological, linguistic, and historical issues at the forefront of Anatolian scholarship in the 21st century. Anatolia is home to early complex societies and great empires and was the destination of many migrants, visitors, and invaders. The offerings in this volume bring this reality to life as the chapters unfold nearly ten thousand years (ca. 10,000-323 BCE) of peoples, languages, and diverse cultures who lived in or traversed Anatolia over these millennia. The contributors combine descriptions of current scholarship on important discussion and debates in Anatolian studies with new and cutting edge research for future directions of study. The 54 chapters are presented in five separate sections that range in topic from chronological and geographical overviews to anthropologically-based issues of culture contact and imperial structures and from historical settings of entire millennia to crucial data from key sites across the region. The contributers to the volume represent the best scholars in the field from North America, Europe, Turkey, and Asia. The appearance of this volume offers the very latest collection of studies on the fascinating peninsula known as Anatolia.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

PART I: The Archaeology of Anatolia: Background and Definitions

2. The Land and Peoples of Anatolia Through Ancient Eyes

3. A History of the Pre-Classical Archaeology of Anatolia

4. Anatolian Chronology and Terminology

PART II: Chronology and Geography

5. The Neolithic on the Plateau

6. The Neolithic in Southeastern Anatolia

7. The Chalcolithic on the Plateau

8. The Chalcolithic in Southeastern Anatolia

9. The Chalcolithic in Eastern Anatolia

The Early Bronze Age

10. The Early Bronze Age on the Plateau

11. The Early Bronze Age in Southeastern Anatolia

12. Eastern Anatolia in the Early Bronze Age

The Middle Bronze Age

13. The Karum Period on the Plateau

14. Southeastern and Eastern Anatolia in the Middle Bronze Age

The Late Bronze Age

15. The Late Bronze Age in the West and the Aegean

16. The Hittites on the Plateau

17. Southern and Southeastern Anatolia in the Late Bronze Age

The Iron Age

19. The Iron Age of Southeastern Anatolia

20. The Iron Age in Eastern Anatolia

21. The Greeks in Western Anatolia

PART III: Philological and Historical Topics

23. Luwian and the Luwians

24. Urartian and the Urartians

25. Phrygian and the Phrygians

26. A Political History of Hittite Anatolia

27. Anatolia:The First Millennium in Historical Context

28. Monuments and Memory: Architecture and Visual Culture in Ancient Anatolian History

PART IV: Thematic and Specific Topics

29. Eastern Thrace: The Contact Zone Between Anatolia and the Balkans

30. Anatolia and the Transcaucasus: Themes and Variations ca. 6400-1500 BCE

31. Indo-European and Indo-Europeans in Anatolia

32. Troy in Regional and International Context

33. Assyrians and Urartians

34. The Greeks in Anatolia: From the Migrations to Alexander

From Pastoralists to Empires: Critical Issues

35. The Halaf Tradition

36. Millennia in the Middle? Reconsidering the Chalcolithic of Asia Minor

37. Interaction of Uruk and Northern Late Chalcolithic Societies in Anatolia

38. Ancient Landscapes in Southeastern Anatolia

39. Metals and Metallurgy

40. The Hittite State and Empire from Archaeological Evidence

41. The Hittite Empire from Textual Evidence

PART V: Key Sites

43. Catal Hoyuk: A Prehistoric Settlement on the Konya Plain

44. Ilipinar: A Neolithic Settlement in the Eastern Marmara Region

45. Arslantepe-Malatya: A Prehistoric and Early Historic Center in Eastern Anatolia

46. Titris Hoyuk: The Nature and Context of Third Millennium B.C.E. Urbanism in the Upper Euphrates Basin

47. K�ltepe-Kanes: A Second Millennium Trading Center on the Central Plateau

48. Key Sites of the Hittite Empire

49. Ayanis: An Iron Age Site in the East

50. Gordion: The Changing Political and Economic Roles of a First Millennium City

51. The Stratigraphy of Kaman-Kalehoyuk in Central Anatolia

52. Sardis: A First Millennium Capital in Western Anatolia
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