Early Mesopotamia: Society and Economy at the Dawn of History (Paperback)
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Short Description for Early Mesopotamia The roots of our modern world lie in this early civilisation, which saw the first urban society and the invention of writing. Postgate uses both historical and archaeological data to reveal this society's social and technological innovations.
- Published: 01 August 1994
- Format: Paperback 392 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415110327 ISBN 10: 0415110327
- Sales rank: 323,126
Full description for Early Mesopotamia
The 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.