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The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 1, Part 2: Early History of the Middle East by I. E. S. Edwards1.2
The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 2, Part 1: The Middle East and the Aegean Region, c.1800-1380 BC by I. E. S. Edwards2.1
The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 2, Part 2: The Middle East and the Aegean Region, c.1380-1000 BC by I. E. S. Edwards2.2

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  1. The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. 3, Part 1: The Prehistory of the Balkans, and the Middle East by John Boardman (1982)
  2. The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 1, Part 1: Prolegomena and Prehistory by I. E. S. Edwards (1970)
  3. A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000-323 BC by Marc Van De Mieroop (2003)
  4. The Cambridge Ancient History: Vol. VIII (v. 8) Rome and the Mediterranean 218-133 B.C. by S. A. Cook (1930)
  5. The Mysterious Death of Tutankhamun by Paul Doherty (2002)
  6. The Kingdom of the Hittites by Trevor Bryce (1998)
  7. Ancient Iraq by Georges Roux (1964)
  8. Cultural atlas of Mesopotamia and the ancient Near East by Michael Roaf (1990)
  9. The Ancient Near East: A History by William W. Hallo (1971)
  10. The Hittites: And Their Contemporaries in Asia Minor (Ancient Peoples and Places Series) by J. G. MacQueen (1975)
  11. The New Cambridge Medieval History, Vol. 1: c. 500-c. 700 by Paul Fouracre (1995)
  12. Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization by A. Leo Oppenheim (1964)
  13. History of the Persian Empire by A.T. Olmstead (1948)
  14. Civilization Before Greece and Rome by H. W. F. Saggs (1989)
  15. Life in the ancient Near East, 3100-332 B.C.E. by Daniel C. Snell (1997)

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