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Nicholas Postgate - Early Mesopotamia - 9780415110327 - V9780415110327
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Early Mesopotamia

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Description for Early Mesopotamia Paperback. The roots of our modern world lie in this early civilisation, which saw the first urban society and the invention of writing. Postgate uses both historical and archaeological data to reveal this society's social and technological innovations. Num Pages: 392 pages, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. BIC Classification: 1QDAM; HBJF1; HBLA; HDD; JFC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 242 x 188 x 23. Weight in Grams: 754.

The roots of our modern world lie in the civilization of Mesopotamia, which saw the development of the first urban society and the invention of writing. The cuneiform texts reveal the technological and social innovations of Sumer and Babylonia as surprisingly modern, and the influence of this fascinating culture was felt throughout the Near East. Early Mesopotamia gives an entirely new account, integrating the archaeology with historical data which until now have been largely scattered in specialist literature.

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Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
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About Nicholas Postgate
Postgate, Nicholas

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`Archaeological and historical knowledge of the past and new evidence are combined with data formerly scattered across academic texts. Provides a good view of the successive stages of Mesopotamian civilisation reinforced with literary cunelform texts of the period.' - ECCAARTH `Not just an excellent introduction to the subject: it is full of insights and evidence of the breadth of ... Read more

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