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    Uruk: The First City (Bible World (Equinox)) (Paperback) By (author) Mario Liverani, Translated by Marc Van De Mieroop, Translated by Zainab Bahrani

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    Description"Uruk: the First City" is the first fully historical analysis of the origins of the city and of the state in southern Mesopotamia, the region providing the earliest evidence in world history related to these seminal developments. Contrasting his approach - which has been influenced by V. Gordan Childe and by Marxist theory - with the neo-evolutionist ideas of (especially) American anthropological theory, the author argues that the innovations that took place during the 'Uruk' period (most of the fourth millennium B.C.) were a 'true' revolution that fundamentally changed all aspects of society and culture. This book is unique in its historical approach and its combination of archaeological and textual sources. It develops an argument that weaves together a vast amount of information and places it within a context of contemporary scholarly debates on such questions as the ancient economy and world systems. It explains the roots of these debates briefly without talking down to the reader. The book is accessible to a wider audience, while it also provides a cogent argument about the processes involved to the specialist in the field.


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    Title
    Uruk
    Subtitle
    The First City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mario Liverani, Translated by Marc Van De Mieroop, Translated by Zainab Bahrani
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 265 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845531935
    ISBN 10: 1845531930
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    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
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 52
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    Abridged Dewey: 935
    DC22: 935
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: DS70.5.E65 L5913 2006
    BISAC region code: 2.1.8.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC
    Illustrations note
    10 figures
    Publisher
    Equinox Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Equinox Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    30 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mario Liverani is Professor of History of the Ancient Near East at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'.
    Table of contents
    Translators' Preface Introduction Chapter 1: History of the Question Chapter 2: Social Transformation of the Territory Chapter 3: The Administration of a Complex Economy Chapter 4: Politics and Culture of the Early State Chapter 5: Center and Periphery Bibliography