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Title: On Writing a History of the Ancient Near East
Author(s): VAN DE MIEROP, M.
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 54    Issue: 3-4   Date: mei - augustus 1997   
Pages: 285-305
DOI: 10.2143/BIOR.54.3.2015905

Abstract :
For all teachers of the ancient histories of Mesopotamia and its surrounding areas, the appearance of a new comprehensive textbook is a pleasant occasion, one that occurs all too rarely when compared to the abundance of introductory books written on the ancient histories of Greece and Rome, for instance. In the English speaking world, the range of available textbooks is extremely limited.

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