The Study of the Ancient Near East in the Twenty-first Century: The William Foxwell Albright Centennial Conference

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Sixteen essays from the Albright conference held at the Johns Hopkins University charting the course of ancient Near Eastern studies in the twenty-first century. This landmark volume is essential reading for both students and scholars.

 

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Prologue
1
The Gebel elArak KnifeGreater Mesopotamian and Egyptian Interaction in the Late Fourth Millennium BCE
9
Art Empire and the End of the Late Bronze Age
33
Written Documents as Excavated Artifacts and the Holistic Interpretation of the Mesopotamian Archaeological Record
81
Toward a New Periodization and Nomenclature of the Archaeology of the Southern Levant
103
Past Present and Future
125
Modern Research and Future Directions
139
Sailing to Babylon Reading the Dark Side of the Moon
177
Methods Problems and Results
233
New Directions in the Study of Semitic Languages
251
Directions and ReDirections
273
Ancient Propaganda and Historical Criticism
283
Sybil or the Two Nations? Archaism Kinship Alienation and the Elite Redefinition of Traditional Culture in Judah in the 8th7th Centuries BCE
291
Contextualizing Egyptian Representations of Society and Ethnicity
339
The Man and His Work
385
Epilogue
405

Preliminary Observations
195
Ancient Texts and Modern Literary Theory
209

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