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Mesopotamia: The Invention of the City

Mesopotamia: The Invention of the City
Author: Gwendolyn Leick
ISBN 13: 9780140265743
ISBN 10: 140265740
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2003-06-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $18.00

More than seven thousand years ago, the first urban civilization began in Mesopotamia, in an area corresponding to present-day Iraq. This remarkable book is the first to reveal everyday life as it was in ten long-lost Mesopotamian cities. Using archaeological fragments of jewelry, textiles, and writings, anthropologist Gwendolyn Leick paints a colorful picture of the lives of Mesopotamians-from poets and priests to businesswomen and divorcées-and the incredible achievements of their advanced and imaginative society.