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    The Ancient Mesopotamian City (Hardback) By (author) Marc Van De Mieroop


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    DescriptionUrban history starts in ancient Mesopotamia. In this volume, Marc Van de Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest cities which, for millennia, inspired the rest of the ancient world. The city determined every aspect of Mesopotamian civilization, and the political and social structure, economy, literature, and arts of Mesopotamian culture cannot be understood without acknowledging their urban background.

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    The Ancient Mesopotamian City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marc Van De Mieroop
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 502 g
    ISBN 13: 9780198150626
    ISBN 10: 0198150628

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000, HIS002000
    DC21: 935
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS69.5.V36
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Illustrations note
    18 figures
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    12 February 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Review text
    Mesopotamia was the birthplace of urban history: the earliest-known cities developed there, the product of millennia of anthropological processes. They controlled almost every aspect of life as centres of cultural, artistic, political, social and economic activity. Drawing on material from both Babylonia and Assyria, he demonstrates that these ancient cities were prototypes for the modern urban experience. (Kirkus UK)