Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.7.2. Aramaeans and Aramaic kingdoms
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A. Definition, origins and settlement

[German source]

The Aramaeans’ settlement region extended from central and upper Mesopotamia through northern Syria and southern Anatolia to central and southern Syria and Palaestina. This geographical range gave rise to ethnic, political, military, economic and cultural contacts with Babylonia, Assyria, Anatolia (Luwian cultural sphere 2.6.10.), the Phoenician cities (2.7.3.), Israel (2.7.5.) and Judah (2.7.6.…

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Niehr, Herbert, “2.7.2. Aramaeans and Aramaic kingdoms”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008079>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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