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Title: Geopolitics of the Orontes valley in the Late Bronze Age
Authors: Turri, Luigi
Keywords: Late Bronze AgeSyriaLebanonTurkeyOrontesSettlementancient geography
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Luigi Turri, "Geopolitics of the Orontes valley in the Late Bronze Age", in: Marco Iamoni (Edited by), "From the Prehistory of Upper Mesopotamia to the Bronze and Iron Age Societies of the Levant. Volume 1. Proceedings of the 5th “Broadening Horizons” Conference (Udine 5-8 June 2017)", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2020, pp. 281-301
Abstract: 
The Orontes valley is a heterogeneous area located at the border of the humid Mediterranean zone and the dry Syrian steppe: surrounded by mountains, it has narrow valleys, deep gorges, marshes, extensive fertile plains, and marked differences in climate. All these factors have greatly influenced settlement in the region throughout its history. Their effects were exacerbated by the chaotic political situation that characterized the valley during the Late Bronze Age, when, along the river, the Great Powers of the time found themselves in direct contact for the first time. The paper tries to analyze how the region’s morphology and natural environment affected both the local settlements and areas of foreign influence.
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/30218
ISBN: 978-88-5511-046-4
eISBN: 978-88-5511-047-1
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:2. From the Prehistory of Upper Mesopotamia to the Bronze and Iron Age Societies of the Levant. Volume 1

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