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The Elamite World (Javier Alvarez-Mon) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2018) 9781138999893
The Elamite World (Javier Alvarez-Mon) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2018) 9781138999893
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Title: The Elamite World

Author: Alvarez-Mon, Javier

Additional Authors or Contributors: Gian Pietro Basello, Yasmina Wicks (eds)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2018

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781138999893

Volumes: 1; Pages: 868

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Amongst the civilizations to participate in the dynamic processes of contact and interchange that gave rise to complex societies in the ancient Near East, Elam has remained one of the most obscure, at times languishing in the background of scholarly inquiry. In recent years, however, an increasing body of academic publications have acknowledged its relevance and suggested that its legacy was more considerable and long-lasting than previously estimated.

The Elamite World assembles a group of 40 international scholars to contribute their expertise to the production of a solid, lavishly illustrated, English language treatment of Elamite civilization. It covers topics such as its physical setting, historical development, languages and people, material culture, art, science, religion and society, as well as the legacy of Elam in the Persian empire and its presence in the modern world.

This comprehensive and ambitious survey seeks for Elam, hardly a household name, a noteworthy place in our shared cultural heritage. It will be both a valuable introductory text for a general audience and a definitive reference source for students and academics.

Table of Contents


Javier lvarez-Mon, Gian Pietro Basello and Yasmina Wicks

Part I Imagining Elam: The History of Research and its Sources

Elam regio: Elam in Western Scholarship from the Renaissance to the Late 19th Century, Daniel T. Potts

Elam and the Bible, Peter Dubovsk

France and Elam, Nicole Chevalier

Between Orientalism and Persomania: the Presentation of the Iranian Collections at the Louvre, Marianne Cotty

Elamite Forgeries and the Antiquities Market, Oscar White Muscarella

Part II The Land and Peoples of Elam

Physical Geography and Environment of Elam, Cameron A. Petrie, Morteza Djamali, and Matthew D. Jones

Metals and Mining, Barbara Helwing

The Peoples of Elam, Ran Zadok

Elamites and Iranians, Jan Tavernier

Part III Elam through History

The Birth of Elam in History, Piotr Steinkeller

The Old Elamite Period, Luca Peyronel

Elam in the Middle Elamite Period, Behzad Mofidi-Nasrabadi

The Last Centuries of Elam: The Neo-Elamite Period, Elynn Gorris and Yasmina Wicks

Part IV Close Encounters on the Eastern and Western Fronts

Great Domino Games: From Elam, Looking Eastwards, Massimo Vidale

Elam and Babylonia c. 1400-1100 BC, Ran Zadok

Elam and Assyria, Peter Dubovsk

Propaganda and Symbolism: Representations of the Elamites at the Time of Ashurbanipal Shahrokh Razmjou

Part V Language and Writing in Elam

Prehistoric Administrative Technologies and the Ancient Near Eastern Redistribution Economy: The Case of Greater Susiana, Denise Schmandt-Besserat

The Proto-Elamite Writing System, Jacob L. Dahl

Linear Elamite Writing, Francois Desset

The Elamite Language, Jan Tavernier

Writing in Elam, Jean-Jacques Glassner

Elamite Royal Inscriptions, Florence Malbran-Labat

Elamite Administration, Gian Pietro Baselllo and Grazia Giovinazzo

Part VI The Material Culture of Elam

Elamite Architecture, Behzad Mofidi-Nasrabadi

Elamite Ceramics, Bernadette K. McCall

The Metal Arts of Elam, Francois Bridey

The Industry of Vitreous Materials in Elam, Noemi Dauce

Origins of Monumental Sculpture in Elam: Two Case Studies, Holly Pittman

The Sculptural Arts of Elam, Javier lvarez-Mon

Glyptic in the 4th-2nd Millennium, Enrico Ascalone

Glyptic in the 1st Millennium, Mark B. Garrison

Elamite Dress and Textiles, Trudy S. Kawami

Part VII Elamite Society

Cuneiform Culture and Science, Calendars, and Metrology in Elam, Gian Pietro Basello and Enrico Ascalone

Elamite Religion and Ritual, Enrique Quintana

Elamite Funerary Practices, Hermann Gasche and Steven W. Cole

Women of Elam, Aurelie Daems

Music, Bo Lawergren

Part VIII The Legacy of Elam

Elamite Administrative and Religious Heritage in the Persian Heartland, Wouter F.M. Henkelman

The Elamite Artistic Heritage of Persia, Javier lvarez-Mon

Elam in Achaemenid Studies, Adriano V. Rossi
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