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Achaemenid Persia and the Levant

Anatolia (Hittites) and the Levant

The Archaeology of Ritual and Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant, and the Origins of Judaism

archaeology: the Levant

148 By the King. A Proclamation, prohibiting the bringing in of any Commodities traded from the Levant, into this Kingdom; as well by Subjects as Strangers, not free of that Company: Also containing a publication of certain Statutes, for the restraint of all His Majesty's Subjects, from Shipping any Commodities in Strangers Bottoms, either into this Kingdom, or out of the same. [Whitehall 17 April 1615]

Commercial Exchange Across the Mediterranean: Byzantium, the Crusader Levant, Egypt and Italy

Deuxième voyage du Sieur Paul Lucas dans le Levant

Dominique Trimbur, editor. Europäer in der Levante: Zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Religion (19.–20. Jahrhundert)/Des Européens au Levant: Entre politique, science et religion (XIXe–XXe siècles). (Pariser Historische Studien, number 53.) Munich: R. Oldenbourg. 2004. Pp. 188

Egypt and the Levant

Feudalism in the Levant

FINOT, Jean (1856 - 1922), Directeur de La Revue; officier de la Légion d’Honneur; membre de l’Académie des Sciences de Lisbonne; membre de l’Académie de Rio-de-Janeiro; membre de l’Institut de Coimbra, Président de l’Alarme; Vice-Président des Amitiés franco-étrangères, etc; Commandeur de Maurice et Lazare et de la Couronne d’Italie; Commandeur du Soleil Levant, etc

Great Events in the Levant

Historical Geography of the Ancient Levant

Introduction to the Levant During the Chalcolithic Period

Introduction to the Levant During the Early Bronze Age

Introduction to the Levant During the Iron Age II Period

Introduction to the Levant During the Late Bronze Age

Introduction to the Levant During the Middle Bronze Age

Introduction to the Levant During the Neolithic Period

Introduction to the Levant During the Transitional Late Bronze Age/Iron Age I and Iron Age I Periods

Kay Prag, Excavations by K. M. Kenyon in Jerusalem 1961–1967: Volume V. Discoveries in Hellenistic to Ottoman Jerusalem (Levant Supplementary Series 7).

The Knights Hospitaller in the Levant, c.1070–1309, by Jonathan Riley-Smith









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An archaic name for the eastern part of the Mediterranean with its islands and neighbouring countries. The name comes from French, literally ‘rising’, the present participle of lever ‘to lift’, used as a noun in the sense ‘point of sunrise, east’. Recorded from the late 15th century, the word originally meant more generally the countries of the east, with High Levant another term for the Far East.

The archaic term levant ‘run away, typically leaving unpaid debts’ may come from this; there is a comparable expression in French faire voile en Levant, literally ‘set sail for the Levant.’

levanter a strong easterly wind in the Mediterranean region.

Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500).

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