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    DescriptionThe Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C. This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them. Professor Kramer communicates his enthusiasm for his subject as he outlines the history of the Sumerian civilization and describes their cities, religion, literature, education, scientific achievements, social structure, and psychology. Finally, he considers the legacy of Sumer to the ancient and modern world. "There are few scholars in the world qualified to write such a book, and certainly Kramer is one of them. . . . One of the most valuable features of this book is the quantity of texts and fragments which are published for the first time in a form available to the general reader. For the layman the book provides a readable and up-to-date introduction to a most fascinating culture. For the specialist it presents a synthesis with which he may not agree but from which he will nonetheless derive stimulation."--"American Journal of Archaeology" "An uncontested authority on the civilization of Sumer, Professor Kramer writes with grace and urbanity."--"Library Journal"

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    The Sumerians
    Their History, Culture and Character
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Noah Kramer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 370
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 509 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226452388
    ISBN 10: 0226452387

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HDD
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC18: 913.35
    DC22: 913.35
    LC classification: DS72 .K73
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 935.01
    LC classification: DS72.K73
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, NKD
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    15 February 1971
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL