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    Ancient Mesopotamia (Case Studies in Early Societies) (Paperback) By (author) Susan Pollock

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    DescriptionThis book is an in-depth treatment of the antecedents and first florescence of early state and urban societies in the alluvial lowlands of Mesopotamia over nearly three millennia, from approximately 5000 to 2100 BC. Susan Pollock's approach is explicitly anthropological, and draws on contemporary theoretical perspectives to enrich our understanding of the ancient Mesopotamian past. It explores the ways people of different genders and classes contributed and responded to changes in political, economic, and ideological realms. The interpretations are based on studies of regional settlement patterns, faunal remains, artifact distributions and activity patterning, iconography, texts and burials.


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    Title
    Ancient Mesopotamia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan Pollock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521575683
    ISBN 10: 0521575680
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 935
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 935.01
    LC classification: DS73.1 .P65 1999
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAM
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG, NKD
    Illustrations note
    29 b/w illus. 9 maps 23 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    09 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    ' ... a very useful addition to the growing body of secondary archaeological literature on Mesopotamia ... It is also well written, carefully referenced, indexed, suitably illustrated and includes an annoted bibliography. As such, it should certainly appeal to its audience.' Antiquity
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction; 2. Geographic setting and environment; 3. Settlement patterns; 4. Making a living: tributary economics of the fifth and fourth millennia; 5. A changing way of life: the oikos-based economy of the third millennium; 6. The growth of bureaucracy; 7. Ideology and images of power; 8. Death and the ideology of community.