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NY BOG! Water of Life: Antologi om vands betydning i Mellemøsten

Denne antologi er en række undersøgelser af vands betydning gennem menneskehedens historie fra den første bosættelse i tidlig stenalder til nutiden.

Proceedings 
of the Danish Institute in Damascus 11
Redigeret af: John Kuhlmann Madsen, Nils Overgaard Andersen og Ingolf Thuesen

Bogen giver læseren mulighed for at få mere viden om ét af de vigtigste livsgrundlag i Mellemøsten – vand. Artiklerne behandler kulturelle og naturvidenskabelige aspekter.

Water of life er resultatet af et tværdisciplinært og international samarbejde, der fandt sted på et symposium med deltagelse af eksperter fra de humanistiske og naturvidenskabelige fagområder organiseret af Det Danske Institut i Damaskus.

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Indhold

  • John Kuhlmann Madsen, Nils Overgaard Andersen og Ingolf Thuesen: Introduction
  • Hans J.L. Jensen: Water in the Hebrew Bible: myth and theory
  • Nicole Britsch: Water in Sumerian Mythology
  • Zheng-Tian Lu: The age of water. Aton Trap, Krypton-81 and global Groundwater
  • Poul Erik Lindelöf: Humans in the Moroccan desert (Sahara) during the humid periods of the Lower and Middle Stine Ages
  • Niels Schrøder: Climate Changes and the Human impact on Rainfall in NW Europe and the Levant
  • Tobias Richter: The Role of Water in the Last Gatherer-Huner and Earlist Farming Communities of Southwest Asia
  • Hans J. Nissen: The development of urban life in Mesopotamia and the implementation of canal systems
  • Achim Lichtenberger og Rubina Raja: Living with and on the river-side. The example of Roman Antiochia-on-the Chrysorrhoas-forerly-called-Gerasa
  • Susanne Kerner: The Water System in the Decapolis City of Umm Qais (Gadara)
  • Louise Blanke: Life on the Edge of the Desert: A Late Antique Monastery and its Water Supply
  • Stephen McPhillips: Water Power: the Driving Force of Economic Life in the Medieval and Early Modern Levant
  • Josepha Ivanka Wessels: Qanat Romani: the Rehabilitation of Ancient Underground Water Tunnels in Syria
  • Jørgen Bæk Simonsen: The Syrian spring and civil war and the demise of Syrian politics
  • Kjeld von Folsach: Paradise on Earth – Water and the Islamic Garden

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