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Cultural atlas of Mesopotamia and the ancient Near East

Author: Michael Roaf; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the geographical/ethnographic background, and cultural history of Mesopotamia and the ancient Near East, and features a tour of modern-day regions. Includes a chronological table, over fifty maps, and illustrations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Roaf; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0816022186 9780816022182
OCLC Number: 21523764
Notes: "An Equinox book"--Page [2].
Description: 238 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Villages. Early farmers (12,000-7000 BC) --
Toward civilization (7000-4000 BC) --
pt. 2. Cities. The urban explosion (4000-3000 BC) --
States in conflict (3000-2350 BC) --
Charismatic kings (2350-2000 BC) --
Trade and warfare (2000-1600 BC) --
pt. 3. Empires. Allies and enemies (1600-1000 BC) --
Assyria and its rivals (1000-750 BC) --
Assyria triumphant (750-626 BC) --
The last empires (626-330 BC).
Responsibility: by Michael Roaf.

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