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Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam
Looks at the spread of Islam throughout the medieval world and the process of conversion to this religion and adoption of its cultural life. The evidence is presented in a series of essay reports on archaeological approaches in current Islamic Archaeology.


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9781885923349 | Published: 2004
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Divination and Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World
The concept of sign, a portent observed in the physical world, which indicates future events, was first developed in ancient Mesopotamian texts. This branch of Babylonian scientific knowledge extensively influenced other parts of the world, and similar texts written in Aramaic, Sanscrit, Sogdian, and other languages.


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9781885923684 | Published: 2010
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Heaven on Earth
The volume is the result of the eighth Annual University of Chicago Oriental Institute Seminar, held on March 2-3, 2012. Seventeen speakers, from both the US and abroad, examined the interconnections between temples, ritual, and cosmology from a variety of regional specializations and theoretical perspectives.


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9781885923967 | Published: 2013
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Household Studies in Complex Societies
Scholars specialising in the Old and New World from Europe and the US came together to find new approaches in the study of households in complex societies. Presents case studies from the Near East, Egypt and Nubia, the Classical World, and Mesoamerica, including three comparative responses from the perspective of the different disciplines.


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9781614910237 | Published: 2015
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Iconoclasm and Text Destruction in the Ancient Near East and Beyond
The eighth in the Oriental Institute Seminar Series. The purpose of the conference was to analyze the cases of and reasons for mutilation of texts and images in Near Eastern antiquity. Explores iconoclasm and text destruction through examination of the anthropological, cultural, historical, and political aspects of these practices.


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9781885923905 | Published: 2012
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The Late Third Millennium in the Ancient Near East
Three major topics are covered: The radiocarbon evidence for the mid to late third millennium BC Near East, the chronological implications of new dates and how historical/archaeological chronologies should/could be adapted, and - based on this evidence - if and how climate change can be related to transitions in the late Early Bronze Age.


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9781614910367 | Published: 2017
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Margins of Writing, Origins of Cultures
This symposium was the first to bring leading philologists together with anthropologists and historians to connect theories of writing, language, and identity with the latest results of ancient Near Eastern scholarship.


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9781885923394 | Published: 2006
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Nomads, Tribes and the State in the Ancient Near East
The seminar (March 7-8, 2008) brought together archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists to discuss new approaches to enduring questions in the study of nomadic peoples, tribes, and states of the past. Includes prehistoric Iran, ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, seventh-century Arabia, and nineteenth-century Jordan.


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9781885923615 | Published: 2009
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Performing Death
The main aim of the two-day seminar in 2006 was to interpret the social relevance resulting from the enactment of funerary rituals within the broad-reaching Mediterranean basin from prehistoric periods to the Roman Age. Includes case-studies linked to both textual and archaeological evidence from the Mediterranean region.


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9781885923509 | Published: 2007
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Religion and Power
The purpose of the conference was to examine more closely concepts of kingship in various regions of the world and in different time periods. The study of kingship goes back to the roots of fields such as anthropology and religious studies, as well as Assyriology and Near Eastern archaeology.


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9781885923554 | Published: 2008
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