Marc Van De Mieroop, professor, specializes in ancient Near Eastern history. He received his B.A. from the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven (1978) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale (1980, 1983). In addition to some 80 articles and reviews, he has published several books. The most recent include: A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000–323 B.C. (2004, rev. ed. 2007); King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography (2005); and The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II (2007). Professor Van De Mieroop is engaged in projects involving world history, and is interested in new approaches to the intellectual history of the ancient Near East. Marc Van De Mieroop webpage.