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

2nd Edition

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  • Author: D. T. Potts, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York
  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107476639

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  • 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.

    • A thoroughly up-to-date review of a mass of new data that has emerged since the first edition (1999)
    • Incorporates a wide variety of data and approaches, extending from the earliest periods in history through to the Islamic conquest
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107476639
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • contains: 115 b/w illus. 6 maps 63 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Elam: what, when, where?
    2. Environment, climate, and resources
    3. The immediate precursors of Elam
    4. Elam and Awan
    5. The dynasty of Shimashki
    6. The grand regents of Elam and Susa
    7. The kingdom of Susa and Anshan
    8. The Neo-Elamite period
    9. Elam in the Achaemenid empire
    10. Elymais
    11. Elam under the Sasanians and beyond
    12. Conclusion.

  • Author

    D. T. Potts, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York
    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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