The Peoples of the Hills: Ancient Ararat and the Caucasus - Brossura
Archaeologist Charles Burney describes the environment and geographical features of the region and discusses the oldest prehistoric sites; the earliest Anatolian settlements, the remarkable culture of the third and second millennia BC and the impact of outside influences.The history of Urartu, rival of Assyria, is traced in detail from its origins to its downfall and the coming of the Armenians. Historian David Marshall Lang then takes up the story with a history of the region after the Persian Empire, into the Greek and Roman periods relating the epic story of Tigranes the Great and Mithradates Eupator and their struggle for freedom against Rome. Special sections are devoted to the ancient Christian civilizations of Armenia and Georgia and their contributions to art, architecture, literature and learning, ending with the onslaught of the Mongols in the 13th century.Illustrated with 64 pages of photographs and maps.
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This is the first coherent account of the archaeology and ancient history of the civilizations and peoples of eastern Turkey, Armenia, Georgia and the Caucasus.
Charles Burney was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. He was a Scholar and Fellow of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara from 1954-6, when he conducted archaeological surveys over wide areas of Turkey and later of north-west Iran. David Marshall Lang was educated at Monkton Combe and St John's College, Cambridge. IN 1944 he was appointed acting Vice-Consul in Tabriz. He has lectured in Caucasian languages at Cambridge and various Universities around the world.
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- Data di pubblicazione2001
- ISBN 10 1842122525
- ISBN 13 9781842122525
- RilegaturaCopertina flessibile
- Numero di pagine336