Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 1 : Chronologies of the Ancient World - Names, Dates and Dynasties

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Edited by: Walter Eder and Johannes Renger
From the Mesopotamian kings in around 3000 BC to the Bishops and Patriarchs of Late Antiquity, Chronologies of the Ancient World lists all rulers and dynasties that made their mark on ancient history. This supplement to Brill’s New Pauly enriches the information from the encyclopedia with its exhaustive lists of names, dates and facts about the people who shaped the ancient world.
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IV. Synchronistic charts

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Author(s): Starke, Frank
IV. I. Synchronistic overview of the main states of the ancient Near East in the second millennium BC On the basis of the extant textual tradition, it remains impossible to determine an absolute and continuous chronology of the ancient Near East in the second millennium BC by using one generally accepted beginning point. For the period prior to 1500 BC the so-called “middle chronology” and “low chronology” (shifted about 64 years forward1) are irreconcilable alternatives; the crucial date is the year in which Babylon was taken by the Hittites, dated to 1595 or 1531…

IX. Rome and the West in Chinese historiography

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Author(s): von Mende, Erling
Archaeological finds from the pre-Imperial period in the late second and first millennium BC, such as chariots (Shaughnessy 1988) and glass (Engle 1976), are clear indicators of the contacts between China and the West, e.g. in the Caucasus region. Additional clues pointing to such early western contacts are loanwords, which may, however, have been the exclusive result of the vicinity of a Tocharian population (speakers of an Indo-European centum language) in modern northwestern China since ca. 2000 BC (Boltz 1999). In any case, the West only became a known entity to th…