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Mesopotamia : Introductory Guides - Julian Reade


Introductory Guides

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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.

Introductionp. 6
Towards agriculturep. 14
Towards cultural segregationp. 18
Towards civilizationp. 28
The emergence of city statesp. 38
From estate to empirep. 62
The emergence of the individualp. 74
Epiloguep. 84
Further readingp. 88
Chronologyp. 89
List of illustrations with dimensionsp. 93
Indexp. 95
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ISBN: 9780714121819
ISBN-10: 0714121819
Series: Introductory Guides
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 21st July 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised