The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II
offers a transnational perspective on the age of King Ramesses II of Egypt during the centuries of 1500 to 1200 BC.
- Shows how powerful states - stretching from western Iran to Greece and from Turkey to Sudan - jointly shaped the history, society, and culture of this region through both peaceful and military means
- Offers a straightforward narrative, current research, and rich illustrations
- Utilizes historical data from ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Hittites, Mycenaeans, Canaanites, and others
- Considers all members of these ancient societies, from commoners to royalty - exploring everything from people’s eating habits to royal negotiations over diplomatic marriages
Wiley; April 2008
- ISBN: 9780470766491
- Edition: 1
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- Title: The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II
- Author: Marc Van De Mieroop
About The Author
Marc Van De Mieroop is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern History at Columbia University, New York. He has also taught at Yale University and at the University of Oxford. He has written numerous books and articles including, most recently, King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography (Blackwell, 2004) and A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC: Second Edition (Blackwell, 2007).