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    DescriptionThis splendid work of scholarship . . . sums up with economy and power all that the written record so far deciphered has to tell about the ancient and complementary civilizations of Babylon and Assyria.--Edward B. Garside, New York Times Book Review Ancient Mesopotamia--the area now called Iraq--has received less attention than ancient Egypt and other long-extinct and more spectacular civilizations. But numerous small clay tablets buried in the desert soil for thousands of years make it possible for us to know more about the people of ancient Mesopotamia than any other land in the early Near East. Professor Oppenheim, who studied these tablets for more than thirty years, used his intimate knowledge of long-dead languages to put together a distinctively personal picture of the Mesopotamians of some three thousand years ago. Following Oppenheim's death, Erica Reiner used the author's outline to complete the revisions he had begun. To any serious student of Mesopotamian civilization, this is one of the most valuable books ever written.--Leonard Cottrell, Book Week Leo Oppenheim has made a bold, brave, pioneering attempt to present a synthesis of the vast mass of philological and archaeological data that have accumulated over the past hundred years in the field of Assyriological research.--Samuel Noah Kramer, Archaeology A. Leo Oppenheim, one of the most distinguished Assyriologists of our time, was editor in charge of the Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute and John A. Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Chicago.


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    Title
    Ancient Mesopotamia
    Subtitle
    Portrait of a Dead Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A.Leo Oppenheim
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226631875
    ISBN 10: 0226631877
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 935
    DC21: 935
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS69.5 .O6 1977, DS69.5.O6
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAM
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NK, NHC, NHG
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    15 September 1977
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL