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After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Joe Cribb and Georgina Herrmann (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This is a study of the history, archaeology, and numismatics of Central Asia, an area of great significance for our understanding of the ancient and early medieval world. This vast, land-locked ... More

Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Nicholas Sims-Williams (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The recent developments in our understanding of the history of the Indo-Iranian languages and their speakers are surveyed and assessed in this book by a group of linguists and archaeologists. In the ... More

Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and EgyptFrom Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein

Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt: From Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein

Harriet Crawford (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263907
eISBN:
9780191734687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263907.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The manner in which government practices and personnel survive the violent disruption of regime change is an issue of current relevance, yet it is a subject that has largely been ignored by modern ... More

The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Dennis Pardee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The discovery and decryption of Ugaritic cuneiform tablets in the 1920s has given scholars an insight into the development of alphabetic writing and the origins of biblical poetry. This book, based ... More

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