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What makes civilization? : the ancient Near East and the future of the West

Author: David Wengrow
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Pr., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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A vivid new account of the 'birth of civilization' in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia where many of the foundations of modern life were laid

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Wengrow
ISBN: 9780192805805 0192805800
OCLC Number: 699556577
Description: XX, 217 Seiten, [8] Blätter : Illustrationen, Karten ; 20 cm
Contents: Chronological Chart ; Preface and Acknowledgements ; Introduction: a clash of civilizations? ; PART ONE: THE CAULDRON OF CIVILIZATION ; 1. Camouflaged Borrowings ; 2. On the Trail of Blue-Haired Gods ; 3. Neolithic Worlds ; 4. The (First) Global Village ; 5. Origin of Cities ; 6. From the Ganges to the Danube: the Bronze Age ; 7. Cosmology and Commerce ; 8. The Labours of Kingship ; PART TWO: FORGETTING THE OLD REGIME ; 9. Enlightenment from a Dark Source ; 10. Ruined Regimes: Egypt at the Revolution ; Conclusion: what makes civilization? ; Further Reading ; Index
Responsibility: David Wengrow.

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