Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia

by Jane Mcintosh
     
 

The first general introduction to Mesopotamia that covers all four of the area's major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia.

• Original materials and documents, including quotations from the world's first written literature

• Detailed chronology of the kings of major Mesopotamian states, including neighboring Elam, with

Overview

The first general introduction to Mesopotamia that covers all four of the area's major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia.

• Original materials and documents, including quotations from the world's first written literature

• Detailed chronology of the kings of major Mesopotamian states, including neighboring Elam, with summaries of the major periods of prehistoric and historical development

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[The] bibliographies, along with the excellent maps that open the volume and the many black-and-white photographs illustrating the text, make this well-written text an excellent addition to public and college libraries." - American Reference Books Annual

"The book's strength, … lies primarily in the abundance of interesting information it contains about the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia up to Alexander's conquest of the Persian Empire in the 330s BCE. Summing Up: Recommended. A useful addition to general public, high school, and undergraduate college libraries." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576079652
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
Understanding Ancient Civilizations Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Jane McIntosh is a professional archaeological writer. She has taught archaeology at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England and has excavated in Europe, India, and Iraq.

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