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The Orientalizing Revolution

Near Eastern Influence on Greek Culture in the Early Archaic Age

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674643642

Publication Date: 08/11/1998

Academic Trade

238 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

5 halftones, 3 line illustration, 1 map

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An elegant and academically influential work… The Orientalizing Revolution can be enthusiastically recommended.—Simon Hornblower, The Times Literary Supplement

Brilliant… [Burkert] is consistently thorough and challenging… Without denying the role of innate talent, he shows that much of the Greek miracle grew from an openness to influences from other cultures… [His] careful scholarship…has constructed the bridge that he set out to build.—Carol G. Thomas, American Historical Review

Burkert’s The Orientalizing Revolution remains an outstanding, or rather the outstanding, contribution to the question of Near Eastern influence on Greek culture in the Early Archaic Age.Greece and Rome

This thought provoking work is an updated translation of Burkert’s Die orientlisierende Epoche in der griechischen Religion und Literature, 1984… It is refreshing to see a classical scholar follow in the footsteps of eminent Near Eastern scholars such as Cyrus Gordon and Michael Astour who have long argued for interconnections in the ancient Mediterranean world.—Mark W. Chavalas, Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin

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