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Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia

Author: Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat
Publisher: Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers, 2008, ©1998.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat
ISBN: 1565637127 9781565637122
OCLC Number: 779983004
Description: xxi, 346 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I --
I --
1. Introduction --
Rediscovery and Decipherment --
Dating the Past (Relative Dating vs. Absolute Dating) --
2. General Information --
The Geographical Setting of Mesopotamia --
The Peoples and Their Languages --
3. Historical Overview --
Permanent Settlement and Domestication --
The Beginnings of Civilization: From Farming Villages --
to Cities --
The Period of City-States and Nation-States: The Third --
Millennium --
The Period of New Kingdoms: The Second Millennium --
Empires in Mesopotamia: The First Millennium --
4. Writing, Education, and Literature --
Origins of Writing --
Education and Professional Activity of Scribes --
Archives and Libraries --
Literature: Poetry and Prose --
Nonliterary Texts --
5. The Sciences --
Medicine --
Mathematics --
Astronomy --
Technology --
Natural Sciences --
Cartography and Geography --
6. Society, Part I: City Life, Country Life, Nomadic and --
Semi-Nomadic Life --
City Life --
The Countryside --
Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Life --
Class and Society --
7. Society, Part II: Private Life --
Private Houses --
Family Life --
Property and Succession --
Women's Roles --
Fashions --
Food and Drink --
8. Recreation --
Hunting --
Sports --
Board Games --
Toys --
Music --
Dancing --
Banquets --
Performance of Literary Works --
9. Religion --
Religious Views of Early Man --
Development of the Pantheon --
The Composition of the Pantheon --
Representations of the Gods --
Service to the Gods --
Places of Worship and Their Functions --
Worshipers --
Religious Personnel and Servants --
Religious Festivals --
Sorcerers, Exorcists, and Diviners --
Prophets --
10. Government --
The King --
Administration of Justice --
Warfare --
Consequences of War --
International Relations --
11. Economy --
Farming --
Canals and Irrigation --
Land Management --
The Domestic Economy --
Foreign Trade --
Crafts and Labor --
12. The Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia --
Notes --
Glossary --
Selected Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat.

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