The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia by Sharon R. SteadmanThe Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia by Sharon R. Steadman

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

EditorSharon R. Steadman, Gregory McMahon

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The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia is a unique blend of comprehensive overviews on archaeological, philological, linguistic, and historical issues at the forefront of Anatolian scholarship in the 21st century. Anatolia is home to early complex societies and great empires and was thedestination of many migrants, visitors, and invaders. The offerings in this volume bring this reality to life as the chapters unfold nearly ten thousand years (ca. 10,000-323 BCE) of peoples, languages, and diverse cultures who lived in or traversed Anatolia over these millennia. The contributorscombine descriptions of current scholarship on important discussion and debates in Anatolian studies with new and cutting edge research for future directions of study. The 54 chapters are presented in five separate sections that range in topic from chronological and geographical overviews to anthropologically-based issues of culture contact and imperial structures and from historical settings of entire millennia to crucial data from key sites across the region.The contributers to the volume represent the best scholars in the field from North America, Europe, Turkey, and Asia. The appearance of this volume offers the very latest collection of studies on the fascinating peninsula known as Anatolia.
Sharon R. Steadman is Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Cortland and Director of the University's Brooks Museum. Gregory McMahon is Associate Professor of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies at the University of New Hampshire.
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Ancient AnatoliaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1200 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:March 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Handbook of Ancient AnatoliaPART I: The Archaeology of Anatolia: Background and Definitions2. The Land and Peoples of Anatolia Through Ancient Eyes3. A History of the Pre-Classical Archaeology of Anatolia4. Anatolian Chronology and TerminologyPART II: Chronology and Geography5. The Neolithic on the Plateau6. The Neolithic in Southeastern Anatolia7. The Chalcolithic on the Plateau8. The Chalcolithic in Southeastern Anatolia9. The Chalcolithic in Eastern AnatoliaThe Early Bronze Age10. The Early Bronze Age on the Plateau11. The Early Bronze Age in Southeastern Anatolia12. Eastern Anatolia in the Early Bronze AgeThe Middle Bronze Age13. The Karum Period on the Plateau14. Southeastern and Eastern Anatolia in the Middle Bronze AgeThe Late Bronze Age15. The Late Bronze Age in the West and the Aegean16. The Hittites on the Plateau17. Southern and Southeastern Anatolia in the Late Bronze AgeThe Iron Age19. The Iron Age of Southeastern Anatolia20. The Iron Age in Eastern Anatolia21. The Greeks in Western AnatoliaPART III: Philological and Historical Topics23. Luwian and the Luwians24. Urartian and the Urartians25. Phrygian and the Phrygians26. A Political History of Hittite Anatolia27. Anatolia:The First Millennium in Historical Context28. Monuments and Memory: Architecture and Visual Culture in Ancient Anatolian HistoryPART IV: Thematic and Specific Topics29. Eastern Thrace: The Contact Zone Between Anatolia and the Balkans30. Anatolia and the Transcaucasus: Themes and Variations ca. 6400-1500 BCE31. Indo-European and Indo-Europeans in Anatolia32. Troy in Regional and International Context33. Assyrians and Urartians34. The Greeks in Anatolia: From the Migrations to AlexanderFrom Pastoralists to Empires: Critical Issues35. The Halaf Tradition36. Millennia in the Middle? Reconsidering the Chalcolithic of Asia Minor37. Interaction of Uruk and Northern Late Chalcolithic Societies in Anatolia38. Ancient Landscapes in Southeastern Anatolia39. Metals and Metallurgy40. The Hittite State and Empire from Archaeological Evidence41. The Hittite Empire from Textual EvidencePART V: Key Sites43. Eatal Hayk: A Prehistoric Settlement on the Konya Plain44. Ilipinar: A Neolithic Settlement in the Eastern Marmara Region45. Arslantepe-Malatya: A Prehistoric and Early Historic Center in Eastern Anatolia46. Titris Hayk: The Nature and Context of Third Millennium B.C.E. Urbanism in the Upper Euphrates Basin47. Kltepe-Kanes: A Second Millennium Trading Center on the Central Plateau48. Key Sites of the Hittite Empire49. Ayanis: An Iron Age Site in the East50. Gordion: The Changing Political and Economic Roles of a First Millennium City51. The Stratigraphy of Kaman-Kalehayk in Central Anatolia52. Sardis: A First Millennium Capital in Western Anatolia

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"The chapters are generally of very high quality, and the information presented in them will be valuable to students and scholars alike who wish to engage with topics of Anatolian history, archaeology, and prehistory for the first time or as a part of ongoing research, or who wish to catch upon the present state of the field.... [T]he contents of the volume will make The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia a valuable addition to any scholarly collection." --RedState/RightShelf Review of Books