Work of the Fellows: Monographs;

Life in the Ancient Near East, 3100-332 B.C.E.

Snell, Daniel C. (Fellow, 1989-90)

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997

From the publisher's description:

In this sweeping overview of life in the ancient Near East, Daniel Snell surveys the history of the region from the invention of writing five thousand years ago to Alexander the Great’s conquest in 332 B.C.E. The book is the first comprehensive history of the social and economic conditions affecting ordinary people and of the relations between governments and peoples in ancient Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. To set Near East developments in a broader context, the author also provides brief contrasting views of India, China, Greece, and Etruscan Italy.


Subjects: History;; Social History; Economic History; Ancient History; Middle Eastern History