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    DescriptionIn this book, Anne Porter explores the idea that mobile and sedentary members of the ancient world were integral parts of the same social and political groups in greater Mesopotamia during the period 4000 to 1500 BCE. She draws on a wide range of archaeological and cuneiform sources to show how networks of social structure, political and religious ideology, and everyday as well as ritual practice worked to maintain the integrity of those groups when the pursuit of different subsistence activities dispersed them over space. These networks were dynamic, shaping many of the key events and innovations of the time, including the Uruk expansion and the introduction of writing, so-called secondary state formation and the organization and operation of government, the literary production of the Third Dynasty of Ur and the first stories of Gilgamesh, and the emergence of the Amorrites in the second millennium BCE.

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    Mobile Pastoralism and the Formation of Near Eastern Civilizations
    Weaving Together Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Porter
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 870 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521764438
    ISBN 10: 0521764432

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    Illustrations note
    28 b/w illus. 9 maps 6 tables
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    26 March 2012
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    Anne Porter is Assistant Professor in the School of Religion and Departments of Classics and Anthropology at the University of Southern California. She served as co-director of excavations at the Tell Banat Settlement Complex, Syria. She has been a Visiting Research Fellow at both the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University and at the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia at Princeton University.
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    "Porter effectively uses the first person to clearly describe and discuss the problems involved and to present the available data as well as her own hypotheses and conclusions." --E.H. Cline, Choice
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The problem with pastoralists; 2. Wool, writing, and religion; 3. From temple to tomb; 4. Tax and tribulation, or, who were the Amorrites?; Conclusion.