The Elamite world

Javier Álvarez-Mon (Editor), Gian Pietro Basello (Editor), Yasmina Wicks (Editor)

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Abstract

Amongst the civilizations to participate in the dynamic processes of contact and interchange that gave rise to complex societies in the ancient Near East, Elam has remained one of the most obscure, at times languishing in the background of scholarly inquiry. In recent years, however, an increasing body of academic publications have acknowledged its relevance and suggested that its legacy was more considerable and long-lasting than previously estimated.

The Elamite World assembles a group of 40 international scholars to contribute their expertise to the production of a solid, lavishly illustrated, English language treatment of Elamite civilization. It covers topics such as its physical setting, historical development, languages and people, material culture, art, science, religion and society, as well as the legacy of Elam in the Persian empire and its presence in the modern world.

This comprehensive and ambitious survey seeks for Elam, hardly a household name, a noteworthy place in our shared cultural heritage. It will be both a valuable introductory text for a general audience and a definitive reference source for students and academics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages868
ISBN (Electronic)9781315658032, 9781317329848
ISBN (Print)9781138999893
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Worlds
PublisherRoutledge

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    Álvarez-Mon, J., Basello, G. P., & Wicks, Y. (Eds.) (2018). The Elamite world. (Routledge Worlds). London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315658032