Ancient Kanesh: A Merchant Colony in Bronze Age Anatolia by Mogens Trolle Larsen

By Mogens Trolle Larsen

the traditional Anatolian urban of Kanesh (present-day Kültepe, Turkey) used to be a regularly inhabited web site from the early Bronze Age via Roman occasions. the town flourished c.2000–1750 BCE as an outdated Assyrian alternate outpost and the earliest attested advertisement society in global background. greater than 23,000 complicated clay drugs from deepest service provider homes offer a close description of a process of long-distance alternate that reached from vital Asia to the Black Sea area and the Aegean. The texts checklist universal actions reminiscent of alternate among Kanesh and town country of Assur and among Assyrian retailers and native humans. The drugs let us know in regards to the economic climate in addition to tradition, language, faith, and personal lives of people we will establish by means of identify, profession, and infrequently even character. This ebook provides an in-depth account of this vivid Bronze Age Anatolian society, revealing the day-by-day lives of its inhabitants.

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