Sumer and the Sumerians / Edition 2

Sumer and the Sumerians / Edition 2

by Harriet Crawford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521533384

ISBN-13: 9780521533386

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Mesopotamia produced one of the best-known ancient civilizations, with a literate, urban culture and highly-developed political institutions. Harriet Crawford reviews the extraordinary social and technological developments in the region over a period of two millennia (from 3800 to 2000 BC) in this fully revised and expanded edition of her classic text. Drawing on

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Mesopotamia produced one of the best-known ancient civilizations, with a literate, urban culture and highly-developed political institutions. Harriet Crawford reviews the extraordinary social and technological developments in the region over a period of two millennia (from 3800 to 2000 BC) in this fully revised and expanded edition of her classic text. Drawing on the most up-to-date historical and archaeological sources, she describes the physical environment and covers architecture, trade and industry, the development of writing, and changes in social and political structures. First Edition Hb (1991): 0-521-38175-4 First Edition Pb (1991): 0-521-38850-3

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521533386
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
912,313
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. The rediscovery of the ancient Near East: the physical environment; 2. History, chronology and social organization; 3. Patterns of settlement and agriculture; 4. Town planning and temple architecture; 5. Public buildings and private housing; 6. Upper Mesopotamia; 7. Life, death and the meaning of the universe; 8. Manufacturing industries; 9. Trade; 10. Writing and the arts; 11. Conclusions.

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