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    DescriptionUrban history starts in Mesopotamia: the earliest known cities developed there as a result of long indigenous processes and, for millennia, the city determined every aspect of Mesopotamian civilization. Marc Van De Mieroop examines urban life in the historical period, investigating urban topography, the role of cities as centres of culture, their political and social structures, economy, literature, and the arts. He draws on material from the entirety of Mesopotamian history, from c. 3000 to 300 BC, and from both Babylonia and Assyria, arguing that the Mesopotamian city can be regarded as a prototype that inspired the rest of the ancient world and shared characteristics with the European cities of antiquity.


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    Title
    The Ancient Mesopotamian City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marc Van De Mieroop
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198152866
    ISBN 10: 0198152868
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1, JHM, HDD
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Approval Code: A15307500
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 935
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAM
    DC22: 935.009732, 935/.009732
    LC classification: DS69.5 .V36 1999
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, NHB, JHM, NHC, NHG, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAM
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    19 figures, 1 map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    09 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    Knowledgeable Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
    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)