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Author : Gwendolyn Leick
ISBN : 9780141927114
Genre : History
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Situated in an area roughly corresponding to present-day Iraq, Mesopotamia is one of the great, ancient civilizations, though it is still relatively unknown. Yet, over 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, the very first cities were created. This is the first book to reveal how life was lived in ten Mesopotamian cities: from Eridu, the Mesopotamian Eden, to that potent symbol of decadence, Babylon - the first true metropolis: multicultural, multi-ethnic, the last centre of a dying civilization.
Category: History

Ancient Mesopotamia

Author : Susan Pollock
ISBN : 0521575680
Genre : Social Science
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Innovative study of the early state and urban societies in Mesopotamia, c. 5000 to 2100 BC.
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Author : Jean Bottéro
ISBN : 0226067270
Genre : History
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Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world. In this collection of essays, the French scholar Jean Bottero attempts to go back to the moment which marks the very beginning of history. To give the reader some sense of how Mesopotamian civilization has been mediated and interpreted in its transmission through time, Bottero begins with an account of Assyriology, the discipline devoted to the ancient culture. This transmission, compounded with countless discoveries, would not have been possible without the surprising decipherment of the cuneiform writing system. Bottero also focuses on divination in the ancient world, contending that certain modes of worship in Mesopotamia, in their application of causality and proof, prefigure the "scientific mind."
Category: History

Ancient Mesopotamia

Author : Jane McIntosh
ISBN : 9781576079652
Genre : History
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The first general introduction to Mesopotamia that covers all four of the area's major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia. * Original materials and documents, including quotations from the world's first written literature * Detailed chronology of the kings of major Mesopotamian states, including neighboring Elam, with summaries of the major periods of prehistoric and historical development
Category: History

Handbook To Life In Ancient Mesopotamia

Author : Stephen Bertman
ISBN : 0195183649
Genre : History
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Modern-day archaeological discoveries in the Near East continue to illuminate man's understanding of the ancient world. This illustrated handbook describes the culture, history, and people of Mesopotamia, as well as their struggle for survival and happiness.
Category: History

The Legacy Of Mesopotamia

Author : Stephanie Dalley
ISBN : 0198149468
Genre : History
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Influence from Mesopotamia on adjacent civilizations has often been proposed on the basis of scattered similarities. For the first time a wide-ranging assessment from 3000 BC to the Middle Ages investigates how similarities arose in Egypt, Palestine, Anatolia, and Greece. The development of writing for accountancy, astronomy, devination, and belles lettres emanated from Mesopotamians who took their academic traditions into countries beyond their political control. Each country soon transformed what it received into its own, individual culture. When cuneiform writing disappeared, Babylonian cults and literature, now in Aramaic and Greek, flourished during the Roman Empire. The Manichaeans adapted the old traditions which then perished under persecution, but traces persist in Hermetic works, court narratives and romances, and in the Arabian Nights. When ancient Mesopotamia was rediscovered in the last century, British scholars were at the forefront of international research. Public excitement has been reflected in pictures and poems, films and fashion.
Category: History


Author : Christine Mayfield
ISBN : 1433390604
Genre : Education
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Mesopotamia was located in the Middle East. It was made up of empires such as the Babylonian Empire, Assyrian Empire, Persian Empire, and Phoenician Empire. Each empire made contributions and influenced the world as it exists today.
Category: Education

Ancient Mesopotamia

Author : Linda Armstrong
ISBN : 9780787705589
Genre : History
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Color Overheads Included! Welcome to ancient Mesopotamia - home of the world's first cities. This strip of land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is often called the "Cradle of Civilization." Mesopotamians were among the first to use the wheel and the written word. In mathematics, they used place value and were comfortable with quadratic equations. They had libraries that included everything from recipe books to directions for making glass. People still read Gilgamesh, their great epic poem. The activities in this book provide insight into the history, technology, laws, economy, literature, and art of ancient Mesopotamia. The eight full-color transparencies at the back of the book can be used alone or with specific activities listed in the table of contents.
Category: History


Author : Sunita Apte
ISBN : 9781450907958
Genre : Civilization, Ancient
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Readers learn about life in the world's earliest civilization, known as Mesopotamia, from 6000-539 B.C.
Category: Civilization, Ancient


Author : Jane Shuter
ISBN : 9781484636435
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores the history of the Sumerians of Mesopotamia through archaelogical discoveries.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction