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Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381762185005 Details: TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Peoples of the Past: Canaanites by Jonathan N. Tubb. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 160 pages. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; (1998). Canaanites explores the ancient population of the Western Levant (Israel, Transjordan, Lebanon and coastal Syria), examining the development of its distinctive culture from the early farming communities of the eighth millennium B.C. to the fragmentation of its social and cultural ideals in the latter half of the first millennium B.C. Jonathan N. Tubb makes judicious use of the Hebrew Bible in describing Canaanite culture. He views the Bible as a rich resource for understanding the literary and theological heritage of Israel, which he classifies as a subculture of Canaan. At the same time he reveals the limitations of the Bible as a historical document, arguing that to reconstruct the Canaanites' history we must first look at the archaeological data. Tubb stresses the continuity of Canaanite civilization, portraying events such as the imposition of Egyptian imperial rile and the development of historical Israel as episodic interruptions. He also looks at the role of the Canaanites in the international trading community of the ancient Mediterranean, examining their interactions with neighboring countries and the effects of these contacts on the material culture of Canaan in particular and the Near east in general. CONDITION: NEW. New hardcover w/dustjacket. Hardcover (160 pages) University of Oklahoma (1999). Unblemished except VERY slight edge and corner shelfwear to dustjacket and covers. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Shelfwear to dustjacket is very minor, but does include a closed, neatly mended 1/2 inch edge tear at the top open corner of the back side of the dustjacket. Full cloth covers are absolutely clean, evidencing only extremely mild shelfwear. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a open-stock bookstore environment (such as Barnes & Noble or B. Dalton) wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1761f. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: This text explores the ancient population of the Western Levant and examines the development of its culture from the early farming communities of the 8th millennium B.C. to the fragmentation of its socio-cultural ideals in the latter half of the first millennium. Jonathan N. Tubb is curator of Syria-Palestine within the Western Asiatic Department of the British Museum. He has excavated extensively in the region and since 1985 has directed the museum's large-scale excavations at Tell es-Sa'idiyeh in Jordan. He is the author of several books on Levantine archaeology, including "Archaeology and the Bible" and "Excavations at the Early Bronze Age Cemetery of Tiwal esh-Sharqi". PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: Canaanites explores the ancient population of the Western Levant (Israel, Transjordan, Lebanon and coastal Syria), examining the development of its distinctive culture from the early farming communities of the eighth millennium B.C. to the fragmentation of its social and cultural ideals in the latter half of the first millennium. Incisive, well-written, and lavishly illustrated, this is a "must-have" book for those interested in the ancient history of the Levant and Eastern Mediterranean. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: The book begins with coverage of Canaanite beginnings in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Periods (8500-3300 B.C.) and continues through the Late Iron Age (900-539 N.C.). It does conclude with a synopsis of Canaanite connections to Phoenicians subsequent Carthaginian ties concluding with the close of the third Punic War. The bulk of the detail of Canaanite culture, however, is provided for the periods between 8500 B.C. and 539 B.C. The author (Jonathan N. Tubb) has directed the British Museum's excavations at Tell es-Sa'idiyeh in present-day Jordan since 1985 and is curator of Syria-Palestine within the Western Asiatic Department of the British Museum. Tubb provides easy-to-read details of ancient international trading systems between the Canaanites and other culture groups from the Egyptians and Mycenaeans to Indus River Valley peoples. Though based primarily on archeological evidence to infer Canaanite culture habits, the book also objectively takes into account many historically accurate aspects from written records both Biblical and secular. Extra-cultural influences upon the Canaanites are inferred through changing burial techniques (particularly Canaanite shaft tombs), architecture, and to a lesser extent, pottery styles. Evidence from archeological sites in Persia and Egypt show how widespread trade was even at such an early time in ancient history. Pieces of the archeological puzzle are fit together with historical written records to show when and where new culture groups began to settle in the region and what eventually became of the Canaanites. The power vacuum left after the fall of the Egyptian empire allowed for expansion of new groups such as the Sea Peoples from southwestern Anatolia and the Aegean that settled in the Gaza area (of whom included the Philistines), and the Hebrews who eventually established the Kingdom of Israel around the Jordan River in Judea and Samaria. The author posits that the Israelites were in fact a sub-set of Canaanite culture and many parallels are drawn in the book on this point. I found the book to be very informative and easy to follow. There are both color and black and white photos of Canaanite artifacts and sites in the book that really help to bring about a better understanding of the text you read. A very informative and enjoyable book! REVIEW: This is an informative, balanced work that will reward an archeology student or patient layman with a fuller understanding of the Canaanite culture/structure. This includes how the cities of Canaan interacted with their neighbors (particularly Egypt), the infiltration of the various "Sea Peoples", Hebrew/Israelite conquest and control, as well as what Canaan gave to the world (the basis of our alphabet), and finally insight into Canaanite culture's powerful Phoenician/Carthaginian descendents. "Canaanites" relies primarily on archaeological data. This is both a strength and a weakness since it removes much of the speculative Biblical interpretations (and many agenda). I recommend this book to anyone seeking a balanced, archaeological approach to Canaan's history and peoples, but be cautioned that this is not a work suited for skimming. The author's reasoning and approach to various issues appear sound. REVIEW: After reading "Archaeology of the Land of the Bible" by Amihai Mazar and "Who were the Early Israelites and Where did they come from?" by William Dever, it seemed to me that this book on the Canaanites would be a useful complement to these two works. It was published relatively recently (1998) as part of the "Peoples of the Past" series, and I felt that the author has sufficient scholarly credentials for it to be reasonably objective. It is a fairly short book (160 pages) and its primary focus is on the archaeological and written evidence of the peoples of the land of Canaan from the earliest the period of 8500 B.C. up to the conquest of the Persian Empire by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. As with other informative books on archaeology about "The Land of the Bible", there is an introductory chapter which reviews basic assumptions, and this is important because it lets the reader know in advance where the author is coming from. In this chapter, the author defines the ancient land of Canaan as covering the modern states of Israel, Jordan, and parts of Syria and that the evidence presented in his book demonstrates a population continuity such that the Canaanites known to the writers of the biblical texts are to be seen as the same people who settled in farming villages in the 8th millennium, and that these peoples spoke a Semitic language whose closest modern relatives would be Syriac and Hebrew The findings from the major archaeological sites up to the end of the Bronze Age are described in Chapters 2 to 5. Chapter 2: Prehistory: The Neolithic and Chalcolithic Periods (8500 to 3300BC). Chapter 3: The Early Bronze Age and the Rise of Urbanism (3300 to 2400BC). Chapter 4: Economic Recession: The Early Bronze IV Interlude (2400 to 2000BC). Chapter 5: The Middle Bronze Age and the Hyksos (2000 to 1550BC). Chapter 6: The Imposition of Empire: The Late Bronze Age (1550 to 1150BC). After reading Chapters 2 and 3, I realized that the author was covering much of the same ground as Dr. Mazar in his book "Archaeology of the Land of the Bible". So from then on I read the two books in parallel, which was a useful comparative exercise. While there are some differences in emphasis, Dr Mazar provides considerably more detail, is more analytical about the archaeological evidence and very careful about his conclusions. Professor Tubbs, on the other hand, has a more interpretative approach which becomes clear, for example, in his analysis of the Hyksos Dynasties of Egypt (Dynasties 15-17). He considers this era to have been an imposition on Egypt of the Canaanite civilization which was probably directed by an aristocratic elite of non-Semitic people known as the Maryannu and Hurrians, who seem to have infiltrated and integrated into the Semitic population of Syria during the beginning of the 2nd millenium B.C. Chapters 7 to 10 deal with the invasions of Egypt and Canaan by the Sea Peoples and the rise, division, and destruction of the kingdoms of Israel. Chapter 7: Sea Peoples and Egypto-Canaan. Chapter 8: The Early Iron Age and the Rise of Israel (1150 to 900BC). Chapter 9: The Late Iron Age (900 to 539BC). Chapter 10: The Persian Period (539 to 332BC). I found the discussion on the origin, invasion, and settlement of the Sea peoples to be most interesting, since I have yet to find a book which adequately covers that particular event. In Chapters 8 to 10, however, the descriptions seem to rely more on the biblical texts than on the archaeological evidence, although the author does present fairly detailed descriptions of the excavations at the important site of Tell es-Sa'idiyeh with which he has first hand knowledge. This is a site on the E side of the Jordan valley about 30 km east of Samaria, the capital of later kings of the northern kingdom of Israel. The final chapter entitled "The Canaanite legacy: the Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians and beyond" briefly covers the return of the Exiles, the Hasmonean (Maccabean) monarchy, and the fortunes of the last Canaanites; the Phoenicians of the Lebanon, and their North African colony of Carthage; before those people were absorbed into the main stream of the Roman dominated Mediterranean civilization. The maps showing major sites at the beginning of the book, and the photographs, particularly the colour plates, were quite helpful. In summary, I found Professor Mazar's book to be generally more informative, although Professor Tubbs does provide some interesting insights on the topics which are more completely covered in his book. I do think, though, that his book provides a good introductory overview on this subject, but if you are interested in detail, then I would recommend Mazar's book. For my part I am quite happy to have both! I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. 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