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Ancient Mesopotamian government and geography

Author: Laura La Bella
Publisher: New York : Rosen Publishing, 2016.
Series: Spotlight on the rise and fall of ancient civilizations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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We often think of ancient times as simpler and more basic, but the ancient Mesopotamians were a complex society, in which people used their geography to their advantage. This informative resource explores the rise of the city-state as well as what led to their development, including the heights and densities of the buildings and levels of government. Readers will also learn how city-states differ from simple  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura La Bella
ISBN: 9781477789100 1477789103 9781477789094 147778909X
OCLC Number: 936257061
Target Audience: Grades 7-12.
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Geography and government: shaping a civilization --
What is a civilization? --
Where was Mesopotamia? --
Major contributions --
Of north and south --
The fertile crescent: nutrient soil for good farming --
Life along the rivers --
Living in the desert --
The ancient canal system --
Government --
Religion, culture, and the city-states --
The Akkadian Empire --
Babylonian Empire --
Assyrian Empire --
Neo-Babylonian Empire --
Temples, kings, and gods --
Warfare: the struggle for power --
The historical influence of Mesopotamia.
Series Title: Spotlight on the rise and fall of ancient civilizations.
Responsibility: Laura La Bella.

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We often think of ancient times as simpler and more basic, but the ancient Mesopotamians were a complex society, in which people used their geography to their advantage. This informative resource explores the rise of the city-state as well as what led to their development, including the heights and densities of the buildings and levels of government. Readers will also learn how city-states differ from simple settlements. This thoroughly researched volume also delves into Mesopotamian empires and how the ancient Mesopotamians governed, such as by using a set of laws called the Code of Hammurabi. Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Index, Primary Sources, Websites.

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