Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 346 pages
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The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 bce to the fall of Assyria (612 bce) and Babylon (539 bce). Readers will discover fascinating details about the lives of these people from the society where writing began--taken from the ancients' own quotations and descriptions. A wealth of information is provided on such varied topics as: education; literature; mathematics and science; city vs. country life; family life; and religion. Similarities between daily life in ancient Mesopotamia and modern-day Iraq are also discussed. Beautifully illustrated, this easy-to-use reference contains a timeline and an historical overview to aid student research.

  

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Seeing as how most general surveys of Mesopotamian history are 30+ years old, this book was a welcome addition. I enjoyed its thematic layout rather than a straight forward chronological treatment ... Read full review

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User Review  - April Brown - Goodreads

What ages would I recommend it too? Twelve and up. Length? Several evenings to read. Characters? Memorable, several characters. Setting? Real World BC in Ancient Mesopotamia. Written ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
I
6
General Information
11
II
13
Historical Overview
17
III
18
IV
19
V
29
XXV
170
XXVII
171
Religion
175
XXVIII
178
XXIX
182
XXX
185
XXXI
186
XXXII
187

Writing Education and Literature
47
VI
54
VII
62
VIII
64
IX
73
The Sciences
77
X
87
XI
91
Society Part I City Life Country Life Nomadic and SemiNomadic Life
99
XIII
111
XIV
112
XV
116
Society Part II Private Life
121
XVI
126
XVII
147
XVIII
150
XIX
153
XX
157
Recreation
163
XXI
165
XXIII
166
XXIV
167
XXXIII
189
XXXIV
190
XXXV
194
XXXVI
196
XXXVII
212
Government
217
XXXVIII
221
XXXIX
227
XL
236
XLI
240
Economy
245
XLII
253
XLIII
256
XLIV
263
XLV
269
XLVI
282
The Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia
305
Notes
309
Glossary
323
Selected Bibliography
335
Index
339
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KAREN RHEA NEMET-NEJAT was the first woman to receive her Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern/Eastern Languages, History and Cultures at Columbia University.

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