A concise, yet thorough study of early Mesopotamia before c.1500 BC. The history of this area of modern-day Syria and Iraq and the people that inhabited it are discussed alongside some wonderful photographs of objects from the British Museum collection. Mesopotamia was a leading centre for literacy and spear-headed innovation and change in the 3rd-2nd millennium BC. Julian Reade discusses the archaeological and textual evidence for early agriculture, the development of social and political complexity, the emergence of the city-states and later empires.
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Review: MesopotamiaUser Review - toki - Goodreads
If your home library contains only one book on the history and culture of ancient Mesopotamia, Professor Julian Reade's Mesopotamia should be that one. This is not to say the book is the best on the ... Read full review
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A brief, but surprisingly engaging and informative introduction to the history of ancient Mesopotamia.