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Ebla : an empire rediscovered / Paolo Matthiae ; translated by Christopher Holme.


Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, [1981] .
ISBN 9780385129046, 0385129041

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Standard Title Ebla. English
Subjects Ebla (Extinct city)
Ebla (Ville ancienne)
Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
Description 237 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
©1980
Notes Translation of: Ebla.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-232) and index.
Contents 1. Archaeological research in Syria and the historical problem of Prehellenistic Western Asia -- The beginnings of archaeological exploration in Syria: the recovery of the 'neo-Hittite' culture and art of the first millennium B.C. -- Excavations between the wars: the fundamental aspects of the Old Syrian and Middle Syrian cultures of the second millennium B.C. -- Exploration today: light on the formation of urban culture in Syria at the end of the fourth and during the third millennium B.C. -- 2. The Tell Mardikh excavations and the rebirth of Ebla -- Fundamentals and prospects of the excavations -- The archaeological investigation of the site -- History of the settlements -- The identification of Ebla -- 3. Ebla in the mature and late Protosyrian periods (c. 2400-2000 B.C.) -- Mardikh IIB1 (c. 2400-2250 B.C.) -- Architecture -- small sculpture -- glyptics -- wooden carvings -- fragments of inlay -- pottery -- Mardikh IIB2 (c. 2250-2000 B.C.) -- 4. Ebla in the Archaic and Mature Old Syrian Periods (c. 2000-1600 B.C.) -- The city plan -- Architecture -- Sculpture -- Glyptics -- Pottery -- 5. History and culture of Ebla int he period of the state archives -- The discovery of the archives -- The language of the archives -- Elements of political history -- The economic structure in outline -- Features of the organisation of the state -- Aspects of religious life -- 6. The Eblaite culture and the foundations of artistic and architectural civilisation in Prehellenistic Syria -- The art of Protosyrian Ebla and the Early Dynastic culture of Mesopotamia -- The Old Syrian architecture of Ebla and the tradition of Aramaean Syria -- The artistic civilisation of Ebla and the problem of the transmssion of the Syrian figurative legacy -- 7. The significance of Tell Mardikh-Ebla for the history of civilisation in the Ancient Near East -- Urban culture from Sumer to Ebla -- Value and originality of the Eblaite culture of the third millennium -- The rebirth of Ebla and its meaning for the history of Ancient Western Asia.
Geographic Area Syria
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6861477
(OCoLC)ocm06861477
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Matthiae, Paolo.
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