Babylon B. -Art Trade and Diplomacy in the 2nd Millenium BC

An enormous book, published to accompany an exhibition at the Metroplitan Museum of Art, which draws together an array of specialists to provide a detailed picture of cultural contacts across Egypt, the Near East and the Aegean in the middle to late Bronze Age.

It takes the form of an extensive catalogue interspersed with perceptive essays which analyse the civilizations, regions, palaces, trading routes, and materials being traded across the Eastern Mediterranean, and the evidence for cultural cross-fertilization.