Editors: Meadow, Richard H.; Uerpmann, Hans-Peter

Equids in the Ancient World. Volume II

20.0 x 28.0 cm, 334 p., 124 illustrations b/w, paperback / softback
88,00 €

ISBN: 9783882264579

Short Description

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Der vorliegende Band setzt die Veröffentlichung von Beiträgen zur Archäozoologie und Geschichte des Pferdes und seiner Verwandten fort, die anlässlich eines internationalen Kolloquiums entstanden. 17 Autoren behandeln neue Forschungsergebnisse aus dem Grenzbereich zwischen historischer und naturwissenschaftlicher Forschung zu Themen wie der Domestikationsgeschichte von Pferd und Esel, ihrer geographischen Ausbreitung und ihrer osteologischen Unterschieidung von nahe verwandten Wildequiden. Dementsprechend breit ist der Interessentenkreis des Werkes, der vom säugetierkundlich arbeitenden Zoologen über den Tiergeographen zum Archäozoologen und in die verschiedenen Bereiche der Archäologie hinein reicht. Insbesondere für die Vorderasiatische Archäologie und die Europäische Ur- und Frühgeschichte ergeben sich wichtige Anknüpfungspunkte, indem eine Reihe von etablierten Forschungsmeinungen revidiert werden, die auch die historische Interpretation der Vorgänge um die Domestikation von Pferd und Esel betreffen.

Series Description

The Near and Middle East, long too poor and unimportant to be other than pawns in the power politics of this century, no longer cries out for recognition. In the past few years we have become painfully aware of the economic clout of the Near and Middle East and the political muscle connected to it. And yet our knowledge of these countries and the complex forces which determine their character has lagged woefully behind the attention we now lavish on them. The familiar stereotypes, the bazars, coffee houses, camel caravans and bedouin tents, are no longer valid. In their place we see industrial complexes, reclamation projects, irrigation systems and tourism. The old ways are being sifted through the newly awakened nationalism and the realities of contemporary civilization. Some are discarded while others come through the process unscathed to be nurtured and fostered in their own unique ways. To help supply needed information about this area which now commands our attention, scholars of various faculties at the University of Tübingen decided to pool their talents and diverse disciplines. Thus the idea was born to draft an atlas of the Near and Middle East wherein the latest research and cartographic techniques would be employed to present in a concise and lucid form the results of their separate efforts. The Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients (TAVO) as the project came to be called will cover the countries from Turkey to Yemen, from Afghanistan to the Sudan, and the countries in between, i. e. Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, the Gulf States,Saudi Arabia,Egypt and in certain cases Ethiopia and individual Maghreb states. In order to facilitate the ordered presentation of the contemporary and historical material,two parts, A and B, are planned. Part A covering the contemporary situation will be divided into 10 sections, e. g. orohydrography, geomorphology, climate, flora, demography, commerce and communications. Part B, dedicated to the historical dimension of the Near and Middle East, has been intentionally designed to control diachronistic depth (from the paleolithic age to the present) without losing synchronistic breadth. Here, as in Part A, 10 sections are planned, arranged however chranologically rather than thematically, wherein each section will cover one of the main divisions of Near Eastern history.


Ancient history (97) || Biology, life sciences (45) || Geographical reference works (435) || Geography (512) || Historical geography (231) || History (835) || History: specific events & topics (290) || Vorderer Orient (109) || Zoologie (12) || Zoology & animal sciences (12) || Zoology: mammals (mammalogy) (5)