Ancient West Asian Civilization: Geoenvironment and Society by Akira Tsuneki,Shigeo Yamada,Ken-ichiro Hisada

By Akira Tsuneki,Shigeo Yamada,Ken-ichiro Hisada

This booklet explores elements of the traditional civilization in West Asia, which has had a superb influence on smooth human society—agriculture, metallurgy, towns, writing, local states, and monotheism, all of which seemed first in West Asia throughout the 10th to first millennia BC.
The editors in particular use the time period "West Asia" because the "Middle East" is visible as an Eurocentric time period. through the use of this time period, the e-book hopes to mitigate capability bias (i.e. historic and Western) through the use of a natural geographical time period. notwithstanding, the "West Asia" sector is the same to that of the narrower "Middle East," which encompasses glossy Iran and Turkey from east to west and Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula from north to south.
This quantity assembles study from assorted disciplines, akin to the traditional sciences, archaeology and philology/linguistics, to be able to take on the query of which situations and tactics those major cultural phenomena happened in West Asia. Scrutinizing matters resembling the relatives among weather, geology and human actions, the origins of wheat cultivation and animal domestication, the improvement of metallurgy, the beginning of urbanization and writing, historical non secular traditions, in addition to the therapy of cultural background, the ebook undertakes a entire research of West Asian Civilization that supplied the typical history to cultures in a number of parts of the globe, together with Europe and Asia.
These contributions will try and reveal a clean imaginative and prescient which emphasizes the typical cultural foundation among Europe and West Asia, status towards the worldwide antagonism symbolized via the speculation of "Clash of Civilizations."

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