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    DescriptionThe roots of our modern world lie in the civilization of Mesopotamia, which saw the development of the first urban society and the invention of writing. The cuneiform texts reveal the technological and social innovations of Sumer and Babylonia as surprisingly modern, and the influence of this fascinating culture was felt throughout the Near East. Early Mesopotamia gives an entirely new account, integrating the archaeology with historical data which until now have been largely scattered in specialist literature.

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    Early Mesopotamia
    Society and Economy at the Dawn of History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. Nicholas Postgate
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,043 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415110327
    ISBN 10: 0415110327

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC, HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    Libri: I-BE
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    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS000000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    Abridged Dewey: 935
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    DC22: 935
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    DC20: 935
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    LC classification: DS69.5.P64
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAM
    LC classification: DS69.5 .P64 1994
    Thema V1.0: JBCC, NHC, NHG, NKD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 August 1994
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    Review quote
    "This discussion is not just an excellent introduction to the subject: it is full of insights and evidence of the breadth of Postgate's scholarship."-"History Today "Postgate has written the finest available introduction to the ancient world of Mesopotamia. . . . Postgate successfully accomplishes what few others have achieved, namely, a narrative depiction of the lifeways of the people of early Mesopotamia: their law, warfare, crafts, trade, technological achievements, and their political and religious ideologies. . . . Essential reading for all interested in the ancient past."-"Choice
    Table of contents
    Contents: Preface, Prologue Part I: Setting the scene: Chapter 1. The land and the life, Chapter 2. The political framework, Chapter 3. The written record, Part II: The institutions: Chapter 4. City and countryside, Chapter 5. Household and family, Chapter 6. The temple, Chapter 7. The palace, Part III: The economic order: Chapter 8. Crops and livestock, Chapter 9. Water and land, Chapter 10. The domestic economy, Chapter 11. Foreign Trade, Part IV: The Social Order: Chapter 12. Craft and labour, Chapter 13. War and peace, Chapter 14. Religion and politics, Chapter 15. Laws and the law, Chapter 16. Order and disorder, Epilouge, Footnotes, Bibliography, Index