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Early Mesopotamia: Society and Economy at the Dawn of History

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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 ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published May 26th 1994 by Routledge
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Denise
Mar 16, 2014 Denise rated it really liked it
While this book is on an obscure and perhaps specialized subject, it is interesting and well-written. The degree of research and scholarship is enormous, yet it remains accessible to the lay reader who it interested and willing to put in a little effort.

According the blurb on the cover, the author is "Reader in Mesopotamian Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the British Academy." The focus of the book is Mesopotamia from 3000-1500 BCE. After the latter date (the era of the Ka
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David
Nov 13, 2009 David rated it it was amazing
A beautifully presented account of Mesopotamian civilisation as it was getting off the ground, before all the empire building. Lots of cylinder seal impressions.
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Oct 22, 2014 Robin Edman rated it it was amazing
This is a really useful book. I read it because I'm hoping that if I go back to the beginning and understand old institutions, then maybe I'll stand a chance of understanding the ones in place today. This book is user-friendly in a way that most history books written for historians are not. I enjoyed this book and I learned a lot from it.
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