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By Akira Tsuneki,Shigeo Yamada,Ken-ichiro Hisada

This publication explores points of the traditional civilization in West Asia, which has had an excellent impression on smooth human society—agriculture, metallurgy, towns, writing, neighborhood states, and monotheism, all of which seemed first in West Asia in the course of the 10th to first millennia BC.
The editors particularly use the time period "West Asia" because the "Middle East" is noticeable as an Eurocentric time period. by utilizing this time period, the booklet hopes to mitigate capability bias (i.e. ancient and Western) by utilizing a natural geographical time period. although, the "West Asia" quarter is similar to that of the narrower "Middle East," which encompasses smooth Iran and Turkey from east to west and Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula from north to south.
This quantity assembles learn from various disciplines, reminiscent of the ordinary sciences, archaeology and philology/linguistics, on the way to take on the query of which conditions and techniques those major cultural phenomena happened in West Asia. Scrutinizing topics akin to the relatives among weather, geology and human actions, the origins of wheat cultivation and animal domestication, the improvement of metallurgy, the start of urbanization and writing, historical spiritual traditions, in addition to the remedy of cultural history, the publication undertakes a entire research of West Asian Civilization that supplied the typical heritage to cultures in numerous parts of the globe, together with Europe and Asia.
These contributions will try and show a clean imaginative and prescient which emphasizes the typical cultural beginning among Europe and West Asia, status towards the worldwide antagonism symbolized by means of the idea of "Clash of Civilizations."

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