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By William E. Mierse

The imaginative and prescient for this extraordinary paintings on temple structure within the Levant grew out of the author's paintings on Roman temple designs at the Iberian Peninsula and continuous references to Semitic affects at the designs of sanctuaries either at the Peninsula and in North Africa. It used to be assumed that Phoenician colonization had introduced with it the total flowering of Levantine architectural varieties. As Mierse started to look for proper fabric at the historical Levant, even though, he came across that no total synthesis had ever been written, and it was once almost most unlikely to acknowledge and isolate Semitic components in architectural varieties. This e-book addresses this need.

The research awarded this is comparative and follows the technique most typically hired via architectural historians in the course of the 20th century. it's a formalist strategy and allows the isolation of strains of continuity and the detection of discontinuity. whereas Mierse is predicated seriously in this conventional process, he additionally introduces a few methods from the postprocessual tuition of archaeology in its makes an attempt to determine a suitable manner for cult to be investigated by means of archaeology.

The sanctuaries that this ebook offers have been erected among the top of the past due Bronze Age (conventionally assigned the date of 1200 B.C.E.) and the annexation of the Levantine quarter into the Assyrian Empire (when Mesopotamia back turned hugely influential within the region). the subject issues temples that have been produced in the course of the interval whilst the Levant was once its personal entity and politically autonomous of Egypt, Mesopotamia, or Anatolia. in this interval, the designs selected for inclusion during this e-book needs to replicate neighborhood offerings instead of because of imposed outdoors concepts.

The structure that emerged within the wake of the downfall of the overdue Bronze Age and the next reemergence of social cohesiveness manifested major adjustments in shape and serve as. The 5 centuries less than evaluate exhibit fascinating advancements in sacred structure and exhibit that, even though the architects of the 1st millennium B.C.E. maintained very important traces of continuity with the advancements of the former millennia, they have been additionally in a position to developing novel types to satisfy new needs.

Included during this interesting quantity are ninety pages of images, drawings, ground plans, and maps.

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