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Assyria (Iraq), c. 1900–612 BCE

David Kertai

David Kertai is a post-doctoral scholar within the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The kings of Assur – a city in the north of modern-day Iraq, then in northern Mesopotamia – emerged as one of the major powers of the Middle East in the thirteenth century BCE and came to control the entire region in the seventh century...

Babylonia (Iraq), c. 1800–539 BCE

David Kertai

David Kertai is a post-doctoral scholar within the Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Babylon is located around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Baghdad in the alluvial plain between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, in what was then central Mesopotamia and today is Iraq. The region receives relatively little rain...

Etruria (Italy), c. 900–300 BCE

Charlotte R. Potts

Charlotte R. Potts is the Sybille Haynes Lecturer in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford and the Katherine and Leonard Woolley Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The Etruscans were the most important civilization in pre-Roman Italy. Between roughly 900 and 400 BCE, from the time they emerged from prehistory until they were defeated and absorbed by Rome, their history was shaped by intensive contact...

The Andes (Pre-Ceramic Period to Early Horizon), c. 4000–200 BCE

Andrew James Hamilton

Andrew James Hamilton is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The Andes range was perhaps the world’s most unusual ‘cradle of civilization’. Elsewhere, urbanized human societies developed in protective, fertile river valleyshere people settled a narrow shelf of land between the Pacific Ocean...

Mesoamerica, c. 1500 BCE–500 CE

Mary E. Miller

Mary E. Miller is Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Matthew H. Robb

Matthew H. Robb is Chief Curator of the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...This chapter addresses the early history (c. 1500 BCE–500 CE) of building forms and cultural concepts in the area of the Western Hemisphere known as Mesoamerica, with particular attention to the Maya region, central Mexico, and the Gulf...

Persia (Achaemenid to Sasanid Empires), c. 550 bce–651 ce

Ali Mousavi

Ali Mousavi is an art historian/archaeologist who served as Assistant Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA, and currently teaches archaeology and ancient history at the University of California, Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The geography of central Persia, today known as the Iranian Plateau, and its adjacent territories such as the plain of Khuzestan to the southwest, has impacted the growth and development of arts and architecture throughout history....

Archaic Greece, c. 750–500 BCE

Margaret M. Miles

Margaret M. Miles is Professor of Art History and Classics in the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, USA.. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Contrary to the modern sense of the word, the Archaic Period in Greece was not old-fashioned, stodgy or rigid. Rather, this period is notable for extraordinary innovation, expansion, exploration and artistic exuberance. New Greek...

Egypt (New Kingdom to Roman Era), c. 1550 BCE to 641 CE

Dieter Arnold

Dieter Arnold is an archaeologist and Emeritus Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The two millennia or so that constituted the last phase of ancient Egypt, from the New Kingdom onwards, were marked by almost unceasing political challenges, military actions and cultural and religious transformations, with architecture...

China to c. 256 BCE

Zhengwei Zhang

Zhengwei Zhang is Librarian of the Department of Cultural Heritage & Museology at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The period before the mid-third century BCE was the embryonic stage for Chinese civilization. There were diverse regional civilizations up to about 8,000 years ago, meaning that what we regard as ‘classic’ Chinese cultural formations had...