BOOKS RECEIVED: Larry G. Herr, Douglas R. Clark, and Lawrence Geraty, eds., “Madaba Plains Project: The 2000 Season at Tall Al-Umayri and Subsequent Studies” (Eisenbrauns, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The seventh volume of the Tall al-‘Umayri seasonal publication series covers the important finds of the excavations in 2000. There are copious illustrations, some in color. The volume also includes a report on the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  R. de Boer and J. G. Dercksen, “Private and State in the Ancient Near East: Proceedings of the 58th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale at Leiden, 6 to 20 July 2012” (Eisenbrauns, 2017)
More than three hundred Assyriologists gathered in July 2012 to present papers and conduct workshops at this conference. The resulting volume publishes 21 of the revised essays on the main topic of the Rencontre — Private and State in the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ida Altman, “Contesting Conquest: Indigenous Perspectives on the Spanish Occupation of Nueva Galicia, 1524-1545” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contesting Conquest presents an important set of indigenous and Spanish accounts that document Spains efforts to establish control over western Mexico during the first half of the sixteenth century. Though the 1521 defeat of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Joanne Pillsbury, Timothy Potts, and Kim N. Richter, “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas” (Getty Museum and Research Institute, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring more than three hundred works of art, many rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Gisela Welz, “European Products: Making and Unmaking Heritage in Cyprus” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, rural villages, traditional artefacts, even atmospheres and experiences are considered heritage. Heritage making not only protects, but also produces, things, people, and places. Since the Republic of Cyprus… Read More
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