The Archaeology of Elam: Formation and Transformation of an Ancient Iranian State

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Cambridge University Press, 12 nov. 2015
Elam was an important state in southwestern Iran from the third millennium BC to the appearance of the Persian Empire and beyond. Less well-known than its neighbors in Mesopotamia, Anatolia, the Levant or Egypt, it was nonetheless a region of extraordinary cultural vitality. This book examines the formation and transformation of Elam's many identities through both archaeological and written evidence, and brings to life one of the most important regions of Western Asia, re-evaluates its significance, and places it in the context of the most recent archaeological and historical scholarship. The new edition includes material from over 800 additional sources, reflecting the enormous amount of fieldwork and scholarship on Iran since 1999. Every chapter contains new insights and material that have been seamlessly integrated into the text in order to give the reader an up-to-date understanding of ancient Elam.
 

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Índice

List of illustrations
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements for photographic reproduction
List of abbreviations
Environment climate and resources
The immediate precursors of Elam
Elam and Awan
The dynasty of Shimashki
The grand regents of Elam and Susa
The kingdom of Susa and Anshan
The NeoElamite period
Elam in the Achaemenid empire
Elymais
Elam under the Sasanians and beyond
Conclusion

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D. T. Potts is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. He is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran (2013) and the author of Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era (2014), as well as numerous other books and articles in scholarly journals.

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