SNELL, D. C. Ancient Near East: The Basics. Abingdon: Routledge, 2014, 178 p. – ISBN 9780415656986.
Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent from those efforts. Daniel C. Snell (born 1947) is Professor at College of Art & Sciences, Department of History, University of Oklahoma, USA.