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The ancient Near Eastern world

Author: Amanda H Podany; Marni McGee
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Series: World in ancient times.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses how the people of the Near East invented writing on clay tablets and how they stayed preserved for thousands of years and now we can study them and learn about them.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda H Podany; Marni McGee
ISBN: 0195161599 9780195161595 0195222458 9780195222456 0195222423 9780195222425
OCLC Number: 55633630
Description: 174 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ancient trash and buried treasure : archaeologists at work --
Rivers and ditches, temples and farms : irrigation and the growth of towns --
Of potters and pots, plowmen and plows : technology and the first cities --
How words changed the world : the invention of writing --
A world full of gods and goddesses : religion in Mesopotamia --
The death of a Sumerian lady : queens, kings, and religion in early cities --
The first superhero : the story of Gilgamesh --
The world's first empire builder : Sargon, king of Akkad --
The care and feeding of ancient gods : priestesses and priests in Mesopotamia --
Laying down the law : Hammurabi and the first lawmakers --
Order in the court! : the justice system in Mesopotamia --
Farmers and doctors, barbers and builders : Mesopotamian workers, slave and free --
Ur-Utu's story : the Mesopotamian family --
Scribes, school, and schoolboys : education in ancient Mesopotamia --
Lovers, sisters, and cooks : scenes from a Mesopotamian palace --
The surprise ending of the Babylonian Empire : Hittite victories and Indo-European languages --
Brides and brother kings : diplomacy and the great powers --
King David and his family : the settlements and movements of the Israelites --
One God, many stories : the beliefs of the Israelites --
The lost laws of the Israelites : the Exodus and the Ten Commandments --
Assyria's fighter kings : warriors build an empire --
A bright star shines briefly : Babylon rises, Judah falls --
A mother's love and a ruler's tears : the last Mesopotamian king --
Of camels, kings, and conquerors : the Persian Empire --
Epilogue : a world not truly lost.
Series Title: World in ancient times.
Responsibility: Amanda H. Podany & Marni McGee.
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What do the wheel, the law, and belief in a single god have in common? All of these ideas first came to people who lived in the ancient Near East. As if these revolutionary developments weren't  Read more...

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