Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia

by Julian Reade
     
 

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A concise, yet thorough study of early Mesopotamia before c.1500 BC. The history of this area of modern-day Syria and Iraq and the people that inhabited it are discussed alongside some wonderful photographs of objects from the British Museum collection. Mesopotamia was a leading centre for literacy and spear-headed innovation and change in the 3rd-2nd millennium BC

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A concise, yet thorough study of early Mesopotamia before c.1500 BC. The history of this area of modern-day Syria and Iraq and the people that inhabited it are discussed alongside some wonderful photographs of objects from the British Museum collection. Mesopotamia was a leading centre for literacy and spear-headed innovation and change in the 3rd-2nd millennium BC. Julian Reade discusses the archaeological and textual evidence for early agriculture, the development of social and political complexity, the emergence of the city-states and later empires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674569584
Publisher:
British Museum Press
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Series:
British Museum Paperbacks Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.26(d)

Meet the Author

Julian Reade is an assistant keeper in the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities in the British Museum.

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