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    DescriptionM. Contenau has chosen to survey the period between 700 and 530 B. C. out of the whole 2600 years of Mesopotamian civilization for two reasons: it is the most representative and more is known about it than any other time in the history of this culture. During these years the Near East was dominated first by the Assyrians and then by the Babylonians, who were to be subdued by the Persians. The everyday life of these people has been reconstructed from a wealth of evidence, both written records of many kinds preserved on clay tablets and the evidence of monuments excavated at such sites as Khorsabad and Nineveh, Nimrud and Asher, Babylon and Susa. Perhaps the main impression. . .that we carry away from this survey is that the life of an inhabitant of Babylonia in about 600 B. C. must have closely resembled that of any inhabitant of the Orient up to about fifty years ago, writes M. Contenau. This account of Mesopotamian life is, therefore, pertinent not only to an understanding of the age of Assyria and Babylonia but also to all the civilizations that have succeeded it in that part of the world."


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    Title
    Everyday Life in Babylon and Assyria
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georges Contenau
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393003581
    ISBN 10: 0393003582
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    01 March 1966
    Publication City/Country
    New York