ISAW Professor Dan Potts Co-Edits Oxford History of the Ancient Near East

By Lily Wichert

With the appearance of Volumes IV and V, covering the Assyrian and Achaemenid empires, publication of the five-volume Oxford History of the Ancient Near East is now complete. Co-edited by Karen Radner (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich), Nadine Moeller (Yale University) and Dan Potts (ISAW), the five volumes cover the entire sweep of the ancient Near Eastern past from prehistory to the conquest of the Achaemenid empire.

Dan Potts also contributed to the editing process of The Oxford History of the Ancient Near East, Volumes I, II and III.   With over 70 chapters by a diverse set of authors based in Europe, Japan, the Middle East and the United States, the Oxford History offers readers a fresh perspective on social, political, and cultural development in the ancient Near East, superseding the long-since outdated Cambridge Ancient History.