The Heritage of Eastern Turkey: From Earliest Settlements to Islam

The Heritage of Eastern Turkey: From Earliest Settlements to Islam

by Antonio Sagona
     
 
Dr Sagona has conducted many seasons of excavation and survey work in eastern Turkey. This extravagantly illustrated book traces the history of the region from the beginning of settled life (c.11,000-5,500 BC) to the spread of Islam and the resplendent Ottoman period that followed. Among its fascinating subjects are details of the obsidian trade, the emergence of

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Dr Sagona has conducted many seasons of excavation and survey work in eastern Turkey. This extravagantly illustrated book traces the history of the region from the beginning of settled life (c.11,000-5,500 BC) to the spread of Islam and the resplendent Ottoman period that followed. Among its fascinating subjects are details of the obsidian trade, the emergence of agriculture and stock-breeding; the development of metallurgy; the rise of a merchant class; the constantly changing political boundaries under the Urartians, Hittites and Persians; the Roman and Christian periods; and the Arab Conquest followed by the invasion of the Seljuks and their wonderful arts. The text is supported by the rare and beautiful photography of the sites and monuments, and of artefacts produced by the many different peoples who have inhabited this fascinating region.

Editorial Reviews

Ancient West & East, Vol 8, 2009 - Charles Burney
This is a splendid book, lavishly illustrated and with text which lifts it well above the level of a coffee-table book... This book is surely aimed at the serious if non-specialist reader, avoiding the drawbacks of dense academic scholarship, and admirably free of jargon!'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781876832056
Publisher:
Macmillan Art Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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