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The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity: From Alexander the Great to the Coming of Islam
     

The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity: From Alexander the Great to the Coming of Islam

by D. T. Potts
 

The Arabian Gulf has, since the early 1970's, been one of the most promising 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 of Islam. Drawing on a wide array of archaeological, epigraphic, and literary

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The Arabian Gulf has, since the early 1970's, been one of the most promising 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 of Islam. Drawing on a wide array of archaeological, epigraphic, and literary sources, Dr. Potts presents here for the first time a comprehensive study of the area in two volumes. The period from Alexander the Great to the coming of Islam, including a full discussion of Christianity in the area, comprises the second volume. The first volume covers the Pleistocene to the Achaemenian period. Both volumes are written in a clear and readable manner and are fully illustrated with figures and plates.

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"Will be widely used and will prove very useful indeed to students of the southern shores of the Arabian Gulf....The monumental two-volume Arabian Gulf in Antiquity represents one of the very first attempts to write a synthesis on the archaeological work in the area."—American Journal of Archaeology

"This distinguished work is a most welcome addition to Arabian studies. His work is comprehensive and thorough with an excellent bibliography. His focus on eastern Arabia is fully justified since fieldwork there has produced the most sustained and comprehensive archaeological record on the Peninsula so far....This extremely important work is a core research and teaching book for Arabia and its archaeology and will remain so for a long time to come."—The Antiquaries Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198143918
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.21(d)

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