RARE comprehensive monograph on the social structure in the Ancient Near East by David Schloen, Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology in the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago. The book is in two parts and includes a lengthy theoretical introduction followed by a study of the Late of the Late Bronze Age kingdom of Ugarit (14th and 13th centuries B.C.) in its wider Near Eastern context: Part One - The Interpretation of Ancient Social Action / Part Two - The Patrimonial Household in Ugarit and the Bronze Age Near East. Contains 25 figures, 5 photographs and 17 tables. 285x220mm. XVI+414 pages. Dark-blue cloth Hardcover with gilt front cover and spine. Cover bottom corners and spine edges bumped. Rear cover slightly stained. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare attempt to understand the structure and operation of the small kingdoms that flourished in the eastern Mediterranean region during the Bronze and Iron Ages by an eminent contemporary historian of ancient culture is in very good condition.