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By Akira Tsuneki,Shigeo Yamada,Ken-ichiro Hisada

This booklet explores points of the traditional civilization in West Asia, which has had an exceptional influence on glossy human society—agriculture, metallurgy, towns, writing, nearby states, and monotheism, all of which seemed first in West Asia throughout the 10th to first millennia BC.
The editors in particular use the time period "West Asia" because the "Middle East" is visible as an Eurocentric time period. by utilizing this time period, the booklet hopes to mitigate capability bias (i.e. ancient and Western) through the use of a natural geographical time period. although, the "West Asia" area is the same to that of the narrower "Middle East," which encompasses glossy Iran and Turkey from east to west and Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula from north to south.
This quantity assembles examine from assorted disciplines, comparable to the ordinary sciences, archaeology and philology/linguistics, to be able to take on the query of which conditions and techniques those major cultural phenomena happened in West Asia. Scrutinizing matters similar to the family among weather, geology and human actions, the origins of wheat cultivation and animal domestication, the improvement of metallurgy, the start of urbanization and writing, historic spiritual traditions, in addition to the therapy of cultural historical past, the e-book undertakes a accomplished research of West Asian Civilization that supplied the typical historical past to cultures in a variety of parts of the globe, together with Europe and Asia.
These contributions will try to reveal a clean imaginative and prescient which emphasizes the typical cultural foundation among Europe and West Asia, status towards the worldwide antagonism symbolized via the idea of "Clash of Civilizations."

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