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Mesopotamia By Julian Reade


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Illustrated from the collections of the British Museum, the 2nd revised edition explores the history of ancient Mesopotamia from prehistoric times to the rise of Babylon before 1500 BC and draws together the diverse stories of the ebb and flow in the fortunes of the Assyrians, Akkadians, Sumerians and other inhabitants of the region.

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Mesopotamia by Julian Reade

The foundations of western civilization were laid by the ancient societies which flourished in Mesopotamia, a land known as the "fertile crescent", through which flow the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. This area saw some of the earliest experiments in agriculture and irrigation, the invention of writing, the birth of mathematics and the development of urban life. Using the evidence of archaeology and ancient texts, the author of this text explores the history of ancient Mesopotamia from Pehistoric times to the rise of Babylon before 1500BC.

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Towards agriculture; towards cultural segregation; towards civlization; the emergence of city states; from estate to empire; the emergence of the individual.

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Mesopotamia by Julian Reade
Julian Reade
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