Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia

by Susan Pollock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521573343

ISBN-13: 9780521573344

Pub. Date: 06/13/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an in-depth treatment of the antecedents and first fluorescence of early state and urban societies in lowland Mesopotamia over nearly three millennia, from approximately 5000 to 2100 BC. The approach is explicitly anthropological, drawing on contemporary theoretical perspectives to enrich our understanding of the ancient Mesopotamian past. It explores the ways…  See more details below

Overview

This is an in-depth treatment of the antecedents and first fluorescence of early state and urban societies in lowland Mesopotamia over nearly three millennia, from approximately 5000 to 2100 BC. The approach is explicitly anthropological, drawing on contemporary theoretical perspectives to enrich our understanding of the ancient Mesopotamian past. It explores the ways people of different genders and classes contributed and responded to political, economic, and ideological changes. The interpretations are based on studies of regional settlement patterns, faunal remains, artifact distributions and activity patterning, iconography, texts and burials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521573344
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/13/1999
Series:
Case Studies in Early Societies Series, #1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Geographic setting and environment; 3. Settlement patterns; 4. Making a living: tributary economics of the fifth and fourth millennia; 5. A changing way of life: the oikos-based economy of the third millennium; 6. The growth of bureaucracy; 7. Ideology and images of power; 8. Death and the ideology of community.

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