Early Mesopotamia Society and Economy at the Dawn of History

ISBN-10: 0415110327
ISBN-13: 9780415110327
Edition: 1994
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Book details

List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/8/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

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 Mesopotamiagives an entirely new account, integrating the archaeology with historical data which until now have been largely scattered in specialist literature.

Preface
Prologue
Setting the scene
The land and the life
The political framework
The written record
The institutions
City and countryside
Household and family
The temple
The palace
The economic order
Crops and livestock
Water and land
The domestic economy
Foreign Trade
The Social Order
Craft and labour
War and peace
Religion and politics
Laws and the law
Order and disorder
Epilouge
Footnotes
Bibliography
Index

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