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    DescriptionFirst Civilizations is the second edition of a popular student text first published in 1996 in Montreal by Les Editions Champ Fleury. This much updated and expanded edition provides an introductory overview of the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. It was conceived primarily for students who have little or no knowledge of ancient history or archaeology. The book begins with the role of history and archaeology in understanding the past, and continues with the origins of agriculture and the formation of the Sumerian city-states in Mesopotamia. Three subsequent chapters concentrate on Assyrian and Babylonian history and culture. The second half of the book focuses on Egypt, begining with the physical environment of the Nile, the formation of the Egyptian state and the Old Kingdom. Subsequent chapters discuss the Middle Kingdom, the Hyksos period,and the 18th Dynasty, with space devoted to Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, the Ramesside period. The text ends with the Persian conquest of Mesopotamia and Egypt. First Civilizations also contains sections on astronomy, medicine, architecture, eschatology and burial practices, mummification, religion and discusses the myths of Gilgamesh, Isis and Osiris. Each chapter has a basic bibliography which emphasizes English language encyclopedias, books and journals specializing in the ancient Near East.


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    Title
    First Civilizations
    Subtitle
    Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Alan Chadwick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 169 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 903 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904768784
    ISBN 10: 1904768784
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: GTB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002030
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    BIC subject category V2: 1F, 1H
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 935
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAM
    LC classification: DS69.5 .C43 2004
    BISAC region code: 2.1.8.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHB, GTM, NHC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Equinox Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Equinox Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Chadwick is Adjunct Professor at McGill University. He has, since 1972, taught the history and culture of the ancient Near East at John Abbott College, Concordia University, McGill University, l'Universite de Montreal and Bishop's University. He has excavated in England, the American south-west, Syria and Jordan. He is currently the assistant director of the Wadi Ath-Thamad Excavation Project.
    Table of contents
    Part One: Mesopotamia; 1. Introduction: History and Archaeology as Tools for Understanding the Past; 2. Agriculture and the Origins of Civilization; 3. The Early Dynastic Period and the Sumerian City-States; 4. The Akkadians and the Ur III Dynasty; 5. Mesopotamia in the Second Millennium BC: The Babylonians and the Kassites (2000 - 1600 BC); 6. The Assyrians; 7. The Last Babylonian Dynasty; 8. Mythology and Religion: The Story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu; 9. Science and Nature: Astronomy and Medicine in Mesopotamia and Egypt; Part Two: Egypt; 10. Egypt: The Black Land; 11. The Old Kingdom and the Pyramid Age (2572 -2134 BC); 12. The Middle Kingdom; 13. The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom; 14. Akhenaten and the Amarna Period; 15. The 19th Dynasty and the Ramesside Kings; 16. Egypt in the Late Second and First Millennium BC: The Kushites, Libyans and Assyrians; 17. The Persians; 18. Epilogue