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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 12 related to What Makes Civilization?: The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West.   

The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical ...

David Wengrow - Social Science - 2013 - 184 pages
It has often been claimed that "monsters"--supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species--play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people ...
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Cultures of Commodity Branding

Andrew Bevan, David Wengrow - Business & Economics - 2010 - 267 pages
The concept of commodity branding did not emerge with contemporary global capitalism. In fact, the authors of this volume show that this concept stretches back to the ...
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Grundzüge Einer Geschichte Der Frühzeit Des Vorderen Orients

Hans J. Nissen, Elizabeth Lutzeier - History - 1988 - 215 pages
Hans J. Nissen here provides a much-needed overview of 7000 years of development in the ancient Near East from the beginning of settled life to the formation of the first ...
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The Indus: Lost Civilizations

Andrew Robinson - History - 2015
When Alexander the Great invaded the Indus Valley in the fourth century BCE, he was completely unaware that it had once been the center of a civilization that could have ...
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Ur: The City of the Moon God

Harriet Crawford - Religion - 2015 - 192 pages
The ancient Mesoptamian city of Ur was a Sumerian city state which flourished as a centre of trade and civilisation between 2800–2000 BCE. However, in the recent past it ...
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The Archaeology of Mesopotamia: Theories and Approaches

Roger Matthews - History - 2013 - 256 pages
The only critical guide to the theory and method of Mesopotamian archaeology, this innovative volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian ...
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Egypt's Making: The Origins of Ancient Egypt 5000-2000 BC

Michael Rice - History - 2004 - 360 pages
Already a classic and widely used text, this second edition has been wholly revised and updated in the light of the many discoveries made since its first publication. Michael ...
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