The Ancient Mesopotamian City / Edition 1

The Ancient Mesopotamian City / Edition 1

by Marc Van De Mieroop
     
 

Urban history starts in ancient Mesopotamia. In this volume Marc Van d e Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest cities which, fo r millennia, inspired the rest of the ancient world. The author argues that the city determined every aspect of Mesopotamian civilization, a nd the political and social structure, economy, literature, and arts o f

See more details below

Overview

Urban history starts in ancient Mesopotamia. In this volume Marc Van d e Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest cities which, fo r millennia, inspired the rest of the ancient world. The author argues that the city determined every aspect of Mesopotamian civilization, a nd the political and social structure, economy, literature, and arts o f Mesopotamian culture cannot be understood without acknowledging thei r urban background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198152866
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Chronological Chart
Introduction
1City and Society in Ancient Mesopotamia1
2The Origins and Character of the Mesopotamian City23
3City and Countryside: The Mesopotamian View42
4The Urban Landscape63
5Social Organization101
6Urban Government: King, Citizens, and Officials118
7Feeding the Citizens142
8Crafts and Commerce176
9Credit and Management197
10Cities as Centres of Religion and Learning215
11The Eclipse of the Ancient Mesopotamian City229
Conclusions: The Ancient Mesopotamian City248
Index265

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >