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History begins at Sumer

Author: Samuel Noah Kramer
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1959.
Series: Doubleday anchor books, A175.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Anchor Books editionView all editions and formats
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History Begins at Sumer is the classic account of the achievements of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq during the third millennium B.C. They were the developers of the cuneiform system of writing, perhaps their greatest contribution to civilization, which allowed laws and literature to be recorded for the first time.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kramer, Samuel Noah, 1897-1990.
History begins at Sumer.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1959
(OCoLC)586048989
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Noah Kramer
OCLC Number: 399048
Notes: Published in 1956 under title: From the tablets of Sumer.
Description: 247 pages, 17 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 19 cm.
Contents: Education: First schools --
Schooldays: First case of "Apple-polishing" --
Father and son: First case of juvenile delinquency --
International affairs: First "War of Nerves" --
Government: First bicameral congress --
Civil War in Sumer: First historian --
Social reform: First case of tax reduction --
Law codes: First "Moses" --
Justice: First legal precedent --
Medicine: First pharmacopoeia --
Agriculture: First" Farmer's almanac" --
Horticulture: First experiment in shade-tree gardening --
Philosophy: Man's first cosmogony and cosmology --
Ethics: First moral ideals --
Suffering and submission: First "Job" --
Wisdom: First proverbs and sayings --
"Aesopica": First animal fables --
Logomachy: First literary debates --
Paradise: First biblical parallels --
Flood: First "Noah" --
Hades: First tale of resurrection --
Slaying of the dragon: First "St. George" --
Tales of Gilgamesh: First case of literary borrowing --
Epic literature: Man's first heroic age --
To the royal bridegroom: First love song --
Book lists: First library catalogue --
World peace and harmony: Man's first golden age.
Series Title: Doubleday anchor books, A175.
Other Titles: From the tablets of Sumer
Responsibility: Samuel Noah Kramer.

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History Begins at Sumer is the classic account of the achievements of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq during the third millennium B.C. They were the developers of the cuneiform system of writing, perhaps their greatest contribution to civilization, which allowed laws and literature to be recorded for the first time.

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