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    Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia (HISTORICAL DICTIONARIES OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS AND HISTORICAL ERAS) (Hardback) By (author) Gwendolyn Leick

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    DescriptionThe Greek name Mesopotamia means "land between the rivers." The Romans used this term for an area that they controlled only briefly (between 115 and 117 A.D.): the land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, from the south Anatolian mountains ranges to the Persian Gulf. It comprises the civilizations of Sumer and Akkad (third millennium B.C.) as well as the later Babylonian and Assyrian empires of the second and first millennium. Although the "history" of Mesopotamia in the strict sense of the term only begins with the inscriptions of Sumerian rulers around the 27th century B.C., the foundations for Mesopotamian civilization, especially the beginnings of irrigation and the emergence of large permanent settlements, were laid much earlier, in the fifth and fourth millennium. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia defines concepts, customs, and notions peculiar to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, from adult adoption to ziggurats. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-reference dictionary entries on religion, economy, society, geography, and important kings and rulers.


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    Title
    Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gwendolyn Leick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 302
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810861824
    ISBN 10: 0810861828
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS030000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS048000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 52
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 935.003
    LC classification: DS70.82 .L45 2010, 2009021887
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 2.1.8.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHC
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Scarecrow Press
    Imprint name
    Scarecrow Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Gwendolyn Leick teaches at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London.
    Review quote
    In this update to the 2003 edition, author Leick delves into one of the world?s most ancient civilizations, the ?land between the rivers,? Mesopotamia. The work begins with a quick chronology and a lucid introduction that briefly acquaints the reader withthe geography, history, and culture of Mesopotamia. The A?Z entries cover topics of a general nature (Agriculture, Building inscriptions, Languages, Warfare, Women) as well as more specific places and personages (Babylon, Cyrus II the Great, Herodotus, Ur). Other entries highlight art, archaeological finds, religious beliefs, and political structures. Included in the appendixes is a chronological list of rulers of Mesopotamia from circa 2650 BCE up to the Parthians (129?58 BCE), the bane of the Roman Empire. Also included is a list of museums around the world with notable collections of Mesopotamian artifacts. As with most of Scarecrow?s Historical Dictionaries, the most impressive feature for research is the expansive, categorized select bibliography. In 54 pages of secondary articles and monographs, readers are presented with further readings on daily life, geography, trade, and other topics. This Historical Dictionary is highly recommended for any academic or large public library looking to update or Booklist, May 2010 Overall, this is indeed a valuable resource. American Reference Books Annual In this update to the 2003 edition, author Leick delves into one of the world's most ancient civilizations, the "land between the rivers," Mesopotamia. The work begins with a quick chronology and a lucid introduction that briefly acquaints the reader with the geography, history, and culture of Mesopotamia. The A-Z entries cover topics of a general nature (Agriculture, Building inscriptions, Languages, Warfare, Women) as well as more specific places and personages (Babylon, Cyrus II the Great, Herodotus, Ur). Other entries highlight art, archaeological finds, religious beliefs, and political structures. Included in the appendixes is a chronological list of rulers of Mesopotamia from circa 2650 BCE up to the Parthians (129-58 BCE), the bane of the Roman Empire. Also included is a list of museums around the world with notable collections of Mesopotamian artifacts. As with most of Scarecrow's Historical Dictionaries, the most impressive feature for research is the expansive, categorized select bibliography. In 54 pages of secondary articles and monographs, readers are presented with further readings on daily life, geography, trade, and other topics. This Historical Dictionary is highly recommended for any academic or large public library looking to update or develop a dynamic ancient history collection. Booklist, May 2010