Early Mesopotamia

Early Mesopotamia : Society and Economy at the Dawn of History


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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.

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 187.96 x 243.84 x 22.86mm | 1,043.26g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
  • 0415110327
  • 9780415110327
  • 280,405

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"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

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