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In Search of History (1983)

by John Van Seters

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A thorough presentation of ancient historiography in the fertile crescent. It has a biblical bent so it's best to be acquainted with the old testament before reading this one, but the chapters on Greek, Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Hittite historiography are very readable for laymen also.
  thcson | May 30, 2010 |
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