Fine in Very Good jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Cloth, gilt, viii, 230 pages, illustrations; 24 cm. Revision of the author's thesis (PhD, Harvard University, 1982). Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket, with a sunned spine (bold & legible lettering), protected in a mylar book cover. CONTENTS: 1. Introduction; Previous Research on Ancient Damascus; The names of Damascus and the kingdoms it ruled; Archaeological evidence from the earliest periods; 2. The land of Apum in the Middle Bronze Age; The areas of Damascus during the Middle Bronze Age; Is the area of Apum-Damascus mentioned in the Mari archive? ; 3. The Land of Upi during the Late Bronze Age; The first part of the Late Bronze Age; The Amarna period; The final years of the Late Bronze Age; 4. Damascus and the monarchs of United Israel; The origins of the Aramaeans; The Aramaeans and Souther Syria; Damascus and David of Israel; Damascus during the reign of Solomon; 5. Aram-Damascus from Rezon to the usurpation of Hazael (ca. 931-844/42 B.C.E. ); The successors of Rezon; The etymology of Hezion; Tab-Ramman; Bir-Hadad I; Ahab and the kings of Damascus; The Assyrian sources for the reign of Hadad-idr; The death of Hada-idr and the rise of Hazael; The Bir-Hadad Stela; Conclusion; 6. Aram-Damascus from the rise of Hazael to the fall of the city in 732 B.C.E.; The reign of Hazael; The reign of Bir-Hadad III, Son of Hazael; Aram during the second quarter of the eighth century; The final years of independent Aram; Epilogue.
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New. This study is the first detailed synthesis of the epigraphic and archaeological evidence for ancient Damascus in this generation. Pitard surveys the geographical setting of the area, its development as the land of Apum in the Middle Bronze Age, growth in the Late Bronze Age, and the emergence of the powerful city-state in the Iron Age, including its relations with the Israelite kingdoms, and finally its fall at the hand of the Assyrians.
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