Cultures in Contact From Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C. Joan Aruz, Sarah Graff, Yelena Rakic

Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
09 Jul 2013
ISBN:
9780300185034
Dimensions:
320 pages: 254 x 200 x 22mm
Illustrations:
300 colour illustrations

In conjunction with the 2008-9 exhibition Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a series of lectures brought together major international scholars in a variety of fields concerned with the worlds of the Near East and the eastern Mediterranean in the middle and late Bronze Ages. Interconnections among these rich and complex civilizations extending from Mesopotamia to the Mediterranean were developed in detail, ranging from reports of new archaeological discoveries and insightful art historical interpretations of material culture, to innovative investigations of literary, historical, and political aspects of interactions among these great powers. This symposium volume, containing twenty-eight essays, is an ideal companion to the exhibition catalogue, providing compelling overviews of the ancient Near Eastern and eastern Mediterranean cultures during this period that are both broad and deep in their range.

Joan Aruz is curator in charge and Sarah Graff and Yelena Rakic are assistant curators in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"Highly recommended. This excellent volume belongs in all university libraries." - Choice Choice