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    DescriptionThis beautifully illustrated guide to the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia, the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, is the perfect companion for travelers and armchair travelers alike. It provides a concise survey of three ancient cultures that have often been misunderstood, both because of Biblical and neoclassical traditions, and because of twentieth- and twenty-first-century events. Lavishly illustrated in full color on every page, the book is arranged topically to cover the broad areas of life, such as people, politics, religion, the world of the dead, and important places and monuments. The text emphasizes the archaeological and literary evidence pertaining to Mesopotamia during the period before the arrival of Alexander the Great, beginning with the written sources, including the list of Sumerian kings and the epic of Gilgamesh, and continuing with the major personages, such as the Akkadian monarchy from Sargon through Nabonedo. The book also brings together the principal Mesopotamian works of art that have been dispersed in museums worldwide - notably the materials from the Baghdad Museum that were damaged or lost in the present war. Packed with information, images, maps, diagrams, and reconstructions, "Mesopotamia" is the perfect companion to an important ancient civilization.


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    Title
    Mesopotamia
    Subtitle
    Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Enrico Ascalone, Other primary creator Simona Schultz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520252660
    ISBN 10: 0520252667
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 935
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS69.5 .A7913 2007
    Thema V1.0: GBC, NHB, NHC
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    321 color illustrations
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    02 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Enrico Ascalone is an archaeologist specializing in Oriental studies. He has taken part in Italian archaeological missions to Ebla (Syria) and Tell Tuqan (Syria) since 1993 and has been a member of the Italo-Palestinian Archaeological Mission to Jericho/Tell es-Sultan (PNA) since 1998. He lectures in archaeology and art history at Rome University and at the University IULM (Istituto Universitario Lingue Moderne) in Milan.
    Review quote
    "These are visual, broadly oriented guides." Choice 20080101 "A fascinating collection... All you have ever wanted to know about ancient Mesopotamian civilization is here and so well done!" European Legacy 20090908