Ancient Mesopotamia: New Perspectives ranges from the region's cultural beginnings to its Persian "liberation," from simple farmers to mighty kings, from the marshy Gulf shores ard Arabian desert sands to the foothills of the Taurus and Zagros mountains. It is the first volume to capture the entire sweep of Mesopotamia's four major ancient cultures (Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian) in one concise and captivating volume. Ancient Mesopotamia reveals how archaeologists, geologists, geographers, and other scientists have pieced together an understanding of some of the most complex and accomplished civilizations in history: their economies, social orders, political systems, religions, intellectual accomplishments, and material culture. It offers a wealth of information and insights into the glorious past of a land in turmoil today.
"[The] bibliographies, along with the excellent maps that open the volume and the many black-and-white photographs illustrating the text, make this well-written text an excellent addition to public and college libraries." -
American Reference Books Annual
Series: Understanding Ancient Civilizations S.
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 18th July 2005
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.936