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Ancient Mesopotamia : the eden that never was

Author: Susan Pollock
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Case studies in early societies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an in-depth treatment of the antecedents and first florescence of early state and urban societies in the alluvial lowlands of Mesopotamia over nearly three millennia, from approximately 5000 to 2100 BC. Susan Pollock's approach is explicitly anthropological, and draws on contemporary theoretical perspectives to enrich our understanding of the ancient Mesopotamian past. It explores the ways people of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Pollock
ISBN: 0521573343 9780521573344 0521575680 9780521575683
OCLC Number: 40609053
Description: xii, 259 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 23 cm.
Contents: Geographic setting and environment --
Settlement patterns --
Making a living : tributary economies of the fifth and fourth millennia --
A changing way of life : the oikos-based economy of the third millennium --
The growth of bureaucracy --
Ideology and images of power --
Death and the ideology of community.
Series Title: Case studies in early societies.
Responsibility: Susan Pollock.
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Susan Pollock's detailed treatment of early state and urban societies in lowland Mesopotamia covers nearly three millennia, from approximately 5000 to 2100 BC. Written for an undergraduate audience,  Read more...

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