Mesopotamia and the Rise of Civilization

Mesopotamia and the Rise of Civilization : History, Documents, and Key Questions

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A broad introduction to a major turning point in human development, this book guides the reader through the emergence of civilization in Mesopotamia, when city life began and writing was invented.


* Includes reference entries that explore important aspects of Mesopotamian civilization, such as key historical developments, technological and intellectual innovations, and aspects of social, economic, political, and domestic life

* Enables readers to gain insight into the thinking and life experience of ancient Mesopotamians through primary sources

* Provokes discussion through the debate of three major questions about the rise of civilization

* Combines several different approaches to the subject to promote critical thinking skillls and support Common Core State Standards

* Supports NCHS World History standards for Era 2, Standards 1A and 1B, and Common Core critical thinking skills for English Language Arts/World History and Social Studies
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Product details

  • Hardback | 255 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 1440835462
  • 9781440835469
  • 1,763,985

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"The 20 primary source documents included have an introductory paragraph followed by source information. These documents are usually studied at the college level and will give students a good preparation for advanced study. . . . Books in this series intend to help students understand the causes and effects associated with historical events and this one achieves its goal. Recommended." - School Library Connection "An excellent introduction to the study of early civilization for beginning scholars. Summing Up: Recommended. High school through lower-level undergraduates; general readers." - Choice "Books in this series intend to help students understand the causes and effects associated with historical events and this one achieves its goal. Additional resources, a bibliography, and an index are included. Recommended." - ARBA
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About Jane R. McIntosh

Jane R. McIntosh, PhD, is a professional archaeological writer.
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