The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity: Volume I: From Prehistory to the Fall of the Achaemenid Empire

Hardcover | November 1, 1994

byD. T. Potts

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Since the early 1970s, the Arabian Gulf has been one of the most promising new areas of research in ancient Near-Eastern archaeology. Until now, however, there has been no attempt to synthesize the archaeology and history of this region from the beginnings of human settlement to the rise ofIslam. The first volume of this comprehensive study covers the Pleistocene to the Achaemenian period. It includes almost all the published evidence for the prehistory and history of the Arabian Gulf. The period from Alexander the Great to the coming of Islam, including full discussion of the history of Christianity in the area, comprises the second volume, in which Potts combines the literary evidence from Greek, Roman, Syriac, and Arabic sources with an overview of the relevant archaeologicalevidence.

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This first volume covers the Pleistocene to the Achaemenid period. It includes almost all the published evidence for the prehistory and history of the Arabian Gulf, presenting the arguments clearly and readably, despite the technical nature of some of the archaeological material.

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Since the early 1970s, the Arabian Gulf has been one of the most promising new areas of research in ancient Near-Eastern archaeology. Until now, however, there has been no attempt to synthesize the archaeology and history of this region from the beginnings of human settlement to the rise ofIslam. The first volume of this comprehensiv...

D. T. Potts is at University of Sydney.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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This first volume covers the Pleistocene to the Achaemenid period. It includes almost all the published evidence for the prehistory and history of the Arabian Gulf, presenting the arguments clearly and readably, despite the technical nature of some of the archaeological material.

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'excellent study ... remarkable book ... I do believe, however, that both the data presented in it and the challenge which they present to those interested in this fascinating region will not lose their value for generations of scholars.'Petr Charvat, Archiv Orientalni 61, 1993