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Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia

Author: Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat
Publisher: Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 BCE to the fall of Assyria (612 BCE) and Babylon (539 BCE). Readers will discover fascinating details about the lives of these people taken from the ancients' own descriptions. Beautifully illustrated, this easy-to-use reference contains a timeline and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat
ISBN: 1565637127 9781565637122
OCLC Number: 48649307
Description: xxi, 346 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
General information --
Historical overview --
Writing, education, and literature --
Sciences --
Society --
Part I: City life, country life, nomadic and semi-nomadic life --
Society --
Part II: Private life --
Recreation --
Religion --
Government --
Economy --
Legacy of ancient Mesopotamia.
Responsibility: Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat.
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The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 BCE to the fall of Assyria (612 BCE) and Babylon (539 BCE). Readers will discover fascinating details about the lives of these people taken from the ancients' own descriptions. Beautifully illustrated, this easy-to-use reference contains a timeline and a historical overview to aid student research. Annotation. This account brings the ancient world of Mesopotamia to life with details taken from primary texts such as economic records, scientific and mathematical texts, legal documents, official and personal correspondence, and magic and religious texts, drawing on the most recent discoveries of new excavation sites and artifacts. The focus is on historical Mesopotamia from 3100 BCE to the fall of Assyria (612 BCE) and Babylon (539 BCE). A glossary is included, plus b & w photos of artifacts. The author teaches at Yale University and has written other books on Mesopotamia. This is a paperbound reprint of a 1998 book published by Greenwood Press.

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