Sumer and the Sumerians / Edition 2

Sumer and the Sumerians / Edition 2

by Harriet Crawford
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521825962

ISBN-13: 9780521825962

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Up-to-date historical and archaeological sources are drawn on in a review of the extraordinary social and technological developments, from 3800 to 2000 BC, of one of the best-known ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia.

Overview

Up-to-date historical and archaeological sources are drawn on in a review of the extraordinary social and technological developments, from 3800 to 2000 BC, of one of the best-known ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521825962
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.87(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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