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    DescriptionHans J. Nissen here provides a much-needed overview of 7000 years of development in the ancient Near East from the beginning of settled life to the formation of the first regional states. His approach to the study of Mesopotamian civilization differs markedly from conventional orientations, which impose a sharp division between prehistoric and historic, literate, periods. Nissen argues that this approach is too rigid to explain the actual development of that civilization. He deemphasizes the invention of writing as a turning point, viewing it as simply one more phase in the evolution of social complexity and as the result of specific social, economic, and political factors. With a unique combination of material culture analysis written data, Nissan traces the emergence of the earliest isolated settlements, the growth of a network of towns, the emergence of city states, and finally the appearance of territorial states. From his synthesis of the prehistoric and literate periods comes a unified picture of the development of Mesopotamian economy, society, and culture. Lavishly illustrated, The Early History of the Ancient Near East, 9000-2000 B.C. is an authoritative work by one of the most insightful observers of the evolution and character of Mesopotamian civilization.

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    The Early History of the Ancient Near East, 9000-2000 B.C..
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by K.J. Northcott, By (author) Hans J. Nissen, Translated by E. Lutzeier
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226586588
    ISBN 10: 0226586588

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    Illustrations note
    64 halftones, 43 line drawings
    The University of Chicago Press
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    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    15 May 1990
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