Steady States

Harriet Crawford

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt

Published by British Academy

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263907
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734687 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Steady States

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This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about regime change in the ancient Near East and Egypt. It examines the dynastic change and institutional administration in southern Mesopotamia in the third millennium BCE, the social change and the transition from the Third Dynasty of Ur to the Old Babylonian kingdoms, and the role of Islamic art as a symbol of power. It explores regime change in Iraq from the Mongols to the present.

Keywords: regime change; Near East; Egypt; dynastic change; institutional administration; southern Mesopotamia; Ur; Babylonian kingdoms; Islamic art; Iraq

Chapter.  2972 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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