Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World

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Subject: Classical Studies

Edited by: Anne Wittke, Eckhart Olshausen and Richard Szydlak
This new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire from the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD.

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Palestine from the 10th to the 6th cents. BC

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Author(s): Kamlah, Jens
Maps A and B illustrate the emergence and development of the states on the Syro-Palestinian land bridge: from the chaos and disruptions of the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age (12th to 10th cent. BC) to the period when Nebuchadnezzar II’s Neo-Babylonian empire was the predominant power (587/86 BC). I. The topographical relief of Palestine and its impact on cultural history In Antiquity, Palestine’s geographical situation and characteristics exerted a decisive influence on its history. This small area is a mosaic of different climates and landscapes. 1) The lon…