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Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Stephen Bertman
ISBN 13: 9780195183641
ISBN 10: 195183649
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-07-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $24.99

Bertman (emeritus, classical studies, U. of Windsor, Ontario; art history, U. of Michigan) examines the succession of civilizations that flourished in ancient Mesopotamia from 3500 to 500 B.C.E.: Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. Topics explored include geography, archaeology and history, government and society, religion and myth, language, writing, literature, architecture and engineering, sculpture and other arts, economy, transportation and trade, military affairs, everyday life, sacred scripture, and the legacy of the region. Illustrated with original line drawings, photographs, and maps. For students, researchers, and general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR