subject description and guidelines
- Cornell University Library maintains a strong research collection covering all aspects of the cultures and civilizations of the ancient Near East: archaeology, epigraphy, language and literature, religion, government, economic and social conditions, etc. General chronological boundaries reach from the Bronze Age to the rise of Islam. Geographically, the scope of the collection extends to Mesopotamia, Persia, Asia Minor, Syria/Palestine, Arabia, Egypt/Sudan and North Africa. In response to emerging interest in multiple Cornell departments, the Library is giving special attention to materials on the South Caucasus in the context of ancient Near Eastern studies.