Sumer and the Sumerians
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Harriet E. W. Crawford
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Sumer and the Sumerians by Harriet E. W. Crawford
Book DescriptionMesopotamia 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 from 3800 to 2000 BC. Drawing on the most up-to-date historical and archaeological sources, she provides a thematic exploration of this ancient civilization, examining its physical and historical background, changing settlement patterns, public and private architecture and cultural developments of the period. In this new edition, the chapter on Manufacturing Industries and Trade has been enlarged and divided into two chapters. In addition, a new chapter on the contemporary developments in Upper Mesopotamia is included. The final chapter reflects on the future of the heritage of Iraq in the aftermath of the second Gulf War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521533386
(246mm x 189mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Harriet E. W. Crawford
Harriet Crawford is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute, Cambridge. She has excavated extensively in Iraq and the Gulf. Her previous publications include The Architecture of Iraq in the Third Millenium BC (1977) and Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours (Cambridge University Press, 1998).
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