SNELL, D. C. (ed.) A Companion to the Ancient Near East. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007, 528 p. – ISBN 9781405160018.
A Companion to the Ancient Near East offers students and general readers a comprehensive overview of Near Eastern civilization from the Bronze Age to the conquests of Alexander the Great. Written by leading experts, the book examines all the major civilizations of the region, including the Sumerians, Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Israelites, and Persians. The Companion provides a survey of both the history of the Ancient Near East and the sources for studying the period. It places special emphasis on social and cultural history and also covers the legacy of the Ancient Near East in the medieval and modern worlds.
Daniel C. Snell (born 1947) is Professor at College of Art & Sciences, Department of History, University of Oklahoma, USA.