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    DescriptionMesopotamia produced one of the best-known ancient civilizations, with a literate, urban culture and highly-developed political institutions. In this fully revised and expanded edition of her classic text, Sumer and the Sumerians, Harriet Crawford reviews the extraordinary social and technological developments in the region from 3800 to 2000 BC. Drawing on the most up-to-date historical and archaeological sources, she provides a thematic exploration of this ancient civilization, examining its physical and historical background, changing settlement patterns, public and private architecture and cultural developments of the period. In this new edition, the chapter on Manufacturing Industries and Trade has been enlarged and divided into two chapters. In addition, a new chapter on the contemporary developments in Upper Mesopotamia is included. The final chapter reflects on the future of the heritage of Iraq in the aftermath of the second Gulf War.


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    Title
    Sumer and the Sumerians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harriet E. W. Crawford
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 262
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521533386
    ISBN 10: 0521533384
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    DC22: 935
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS72 .C73 2004, DS72 \.C73
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BISAC region code: 2.1.8.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHC, NHG
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    87 b/w illus. 9 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    25 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Harriet Crawford is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute, Cambridge. She has excavated extensively in Iraq and the Gulf. Her previous publications include The Architecture of Iraq in the Third Millenium BC (Akademisk Forlag, 1977) and Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours (CUP, 1998).
    Review quote
    'the real achievement of this slim book is that Crawford does not over-generalise, but leaves the reader with an understanding of both the broad patterns as well as the differences between regions in Mesopotamia and through time.' Bibliotheca Orientalis
    Table of contents
    1. The rediscovery of the ancient Near East: the physical environment; 2. History, chronology and social organization; 3. Patterns of settlement and agriculture; 4. Town planning and temple architecture; 5. Public buildings and private housing; 6. Upper Mesopotamia; 7. Life, death and the meaning of the universe; 8. Manufacturing industries; 9. Trade; 10. Writing and the arts; 11. Conclusions.