Ancient Mesopotamia: portrait of a dead civilization

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University of Chicago Press, 1964 - Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian - 433 pages
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Review: Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization

User Review  - jwberryhill - Goodreads

Not a good introductory historical text. Lots of rambling speculation that never coheres into defensible conclusions about the subject. Indeed my interest in ancient Mesopotamia waned considerably upon reading this book, assuming this is the most we can conclude from existing evidence. Read full review

Review: Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

...very readable for an ancient history book. Oppenheim was very frank about not knowing everything. He often ended a paragraph with, "But we're not sure." I liked how he used Bible quotes to ... Read full review

Contents

Prefatory Note
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AssyriologyWhy and How?
7
The Making of Mesopotamia
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