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This e-book explores facets of the traditional civilization in West Asia, which has had an exceptional influence on sleek human society―agriculture, metallurgy, towns, writing, nearby states, and monotheism, all of which seemed first in West Asia through the 10th to first millennia BC.
The editors particularly use the time period "West Asia" when you consider that "the heart East" is obvious as an Eurocentric time period. by utilizing this time period, the e-book hopes to mitigate strength bias (i.e. old and Western) through the use of a natural geographical time period. in spite of the fact that, the "West Asia" area is the same to that of the narrower "Middle East", which encompasses sleek Iran and Turkey from east to west and Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula from north to south.
This quantity assembles examine from diverse disciplines, corresponding to the typical sciences, archaeology and philology/linguistics, so that it will take on the query of which conditions and procedures those major cultural phenomena happened in West Asia. Scrutinizing topics similar to the kinfolk among weather, geology and human actions, the origins of wheat cultivation and animal domestication, the advance of metallurgy, the delivery of urbanization and writing, historical spiritual traditions, in addition to the therapy of cultural history, the publication undertakes a entire research of West Asian Civilization that supplied the typical historical past to cultures in a variety of components of the globe, together with Europe and Asia.
These contributions will try and reveal a clean imaginative and prescient which emphasizes the typical cultural foundation among Europe and West Asia, status against the worldwide antagonism symbolized by means of the idea of "Clash of Civilizations."

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