The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook, by Amanda H. Podany Play Audiobook Sample

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook, by Amanda H. Podany Play Audiobook Sample
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95
$9.95 for new members!
(Includes UNLIMITED podcast listening)
  • Love your audiobook or we'll exchange it
  • No credits to manage, just big savings
  • Unlimited podcast listening
Add to Cart
$9.95/m - cancel anytime - 
learn more
OR
Regular Price: $15.95 Add to Cart
Read By: Fajer Al-Kaisi Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Very Short Introductions Series Release Date: June 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781666112528

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

10

Longest Chapter Length:

25:54 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

22:53 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

24:15 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

2

Other Audiobooks Written by Amanda H. Podany: > View All...

Publisher Description

The ancient Near East is known as the "cradle of civilization"—and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful culture. Indeed, it was a time and place of earth-shaking changes for humankind: the beginnings of writing and law, kingship and bureaucracy, diplomacy and state-sponsored warfare, mathematics and literature.

This Very Short Introduction offers a fascinating account of this momentous time in human history. The three thousand years covered here—from around 3500 BCE, with the founding of the first Mesopotamian cities, to the conquest of the Near East by the Persian king Cyrus the Great in 539 BCE—represent a period of incredible innovation. As historian Amanda Podany explores this era, she overturns the popular image of the ancient world as a primitive, violent place. We discover that women had many freedoms: they could own property, run businesses, and represent themselves in court. Diplomats traveled between the capital cities of major powers ensuring peace between the kings. Scribes and scholars studied the stars and could predict eclipses and the movements of the planets.

Every chapter introduces the listener to a particular moment in ancient Near Eastern history, illuminating such aspects as trade, religion, diplomacy, law, warfare, kingship, and agriculture.

Download and start listening now!

The Ancient Near East Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!

About Fajer Al-Kaisi

January LaVoy, winner of numerous awards for narration, was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She is an American actress best known for her character Noelle Ortiz on the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. In addition to working extensively in narration and television, including roles on Law & Order and All My Children, she has worked on and off Broadway as well as in regional theater.