Sumer and the Sumerians
Harriet Crawford

Sumer and the Sumerians
Type: eBook
Released: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Page Count: 243
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0521533384
ISBN-13: 9780521533386
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'the real achievement of this slim book is that Crawford does not over-generalise, but leaves the reader with an understanding of both the broad patterns as well as the differences between regions in Mesopotamia and through time.' Bibliotheca Orientalis

Book Description

Mesopotamia produced one of the best-known ancient civilizations, with a literate, urban culture and highly-developed political institutions. In this fully revised and expanded edition of her classic text, Sumer and the Sumerians, Harriet Crawford reviews the extraordinary social and technological developments in the region over a period of two millennia, from 3800 to 2000 BC. Drawing on the most up-to-date historical and archaeological sources, she describes the physical environment and discusses architecture, trade and industry, the development of writing, and changes in social and political structures.

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