Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia (Hardback)
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Short Description for Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia A portrayal of the ancient world of Mesopotamia between 3100 BCE to the fall of Assyria in 612 BCE and Babylon in 539 BCE. The work provides detailed anecdotes taken from the ancients' own descriptions and quotations, plus information on topics including family life, science, and religion.
- Published: 30 September 1998
- Format: Hardback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780313294976 ISBN 10: 0313294976
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The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 bce to the fall of Assyria (612 bce) and Babylon (539 bce). Readers will discover fascinating details about the lives of these people from the society where writing began--taken from the ancients' own quotations and descriptions. A wealth of information is provided on such varied topics as: education; literature; mathematics and science; city vs. country life; family life; and religion. Similarities between daily life in ancient Mesopotamia and modern-day Iraq are also discussed. Beautifully illustrated, this easy-to-use reference contains a timeline and an historical overview to aid student research.