Ancient Mesopotamia: New Perspectives

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ABC-CLIO, 2005 - Всего страниц: 395

Ancient Mesopotamia: New Perspectives ranges from the region's cultural beginnings to its Persian "liberation," from simple farmers to mighty kings, from the marshy Gulf shores and Arabian desert sands to the foothills of the Taurus and Zagros mountains. It is the first volume to capture the entire sweep of Mesopotamia's four major ancient cultures (Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian) in one concise and captivating volume.

Ancient Mesopotamia reveals how archaeologists, geologists, geographers, and other scientists have pieced together an understanding of some of the most complex and accomplished civilizations in history: their economies, social orders, political systems, religions, intellectual accomplishments, and material culture. It offers a wealth of information and insights into the glorious past of a land in turmoil today.

 

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GODS AND PEOPLE
207
FESTIVALS
220
DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE
224
CHAPTER 9 Material Culture
233
CONSTRUCTION
235
ART AND ARTIFACTS
240
CHAPTER 10 Intellectual Accomplishments
265
SCIENCE
273

THE FIRST EMPIRES CA 23342000 BCE
76
THE RISE OF BABYLON CA 20001600 BCE
84
SHIFTING POWER BLOCS CA 16001150 BCE
89
ASSYRIA RESURGENT CA 1150780 BCE
95
ASSYRIAS HEYDAY 780605 BCE
100
BABYLONIA TRIUMPHANT 605539 BCE
108
CHAPTER 5 Economics
117
PATTERNS OF SUBSISTENCE
118
THE MANAGEMENT AND REGULATION OF PRODUCTION
129
TRADE
133
CHAPTER 6 Social Organization and Social Structure
147
THE PEOPLE OF MESOPOTAMIAN SOCIETY
156
SOCIETY AND THE LAW
157
MESOPOTAMIAN LIFE
158
CHAPTER 7 Politics
173
WARFARE
185
CHAPTER 8 Religion and Ideology
199
LANGUAGES AND SCRIPTS
276
LITERATURE
288
CHAPTER 11 Mesopotamian Civilization Today
305
CONTINUING CONTROVERSIES
308
THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR COMMON HERITAGE WILL MESOPOTAMIA SURVIVE?
312
Glossary
319
Chronology
349
Bibliography
363
MESOPOTAMIA IN WEST ASIA
364
ECONOMY TRADE AND FOREIGN RELATIONS
365
SETTLEMENT AND SETTLEMENTS
366
RELIGION
367
LITERATURE
368
USEFUL WEB PAGES
369
Index
371
About the Author
395
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Jane McIntosh is a professional archaeological writer. She has taught archaeology at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England and has excavated in Europe, India, and Iraq.

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