Mesopotamia Before History

Author: Petr Charvát

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134530773

Category: History

Page: 304

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Mesopotamia was one of the earliest regions to produce writing, literature and the fine arts, as well as being one of the first areas to construct states. This comprehensive and detailed survey of the region's prehistory and protohistory shows how these fascinating developments were possible. Petr Charvát explores the economic, social and spiritual spheres in Mesopotamia from the Palaeolithic to the time of the early states, c. 100,000 BC to 2334 BC. The narrative is supplemented by numerous descriptions of the principal archaeological sites for each phase, and by conclusions outlining the most important developments and changes.
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The Ancient World

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313333484

Category: Art

Page: 305

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A military expert presents the violent lives of soldiers in ancient armies, from Sumer to Egypt, from the Israelites to India, and from Classical Greece to the Roman Empire.
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Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

Author: Gwendolyn Leick

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863243

Category: History

Page: 302

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The Greek name Mesopotamia means 'land between the rivers.' The Romans used this term for an area that they controlled only briefly (between 115 and 117 A.D.): the land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, from the south Anatolian mountains ranges to the Persian Gulf. It comprises the civilizations of Sumer and Akkad (third millennium B.C.) as well as the later Babylonian and Assyrian empires of the second and first millennium. Although the 'history' of Mesopotamia in the strict sense of the term only begins with the inscriptions of Sumerian rulers around the 27th century B.C., the foundations for Mesopotamian civilization, especially the beginnings of irrigation and the emergence of large permanent settlements, were laid much earlier, in the fifth and fourth millennium. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia defines concepts, customs, and notions peculiar to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, from adult adoption to ziggurats. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-reference dictionary entries on religion, economy, society, geography, and important kings and rulers.
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Ideen

Eine Kulturgeschichte von der Entdeckung des Feuers bis zur Moderne

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641106591

Category: History

Page: 1280

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Vom Abenteuer des Denkens, Entdeckens und Erfindens. Die große Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit. Leseschmöker und Denkabenteuer, Fundgrube und Ideen-Kompendium – Peter Watson bietet nach „Das Lächeln der Medusa“ erneut Geistesgeschichte zum Anfassen. Beginnt die Ideengeschichte der Menschheit, als die Frühmenschen erstmals Feuer machen, vor ca. 1,8 Millionen Jahren? Oder schon mit dem ersten Faustkeil vor etwa 2,5 Millionen Jahren? Warum entwickelte sich vor 40 000 Jahren eine komplexe Sprache? Wie kamen das Minus- und das Plus-Zeichen in die Vorstellungswelt, und wie entstand das Bild vom Paradies? Peter Watson lädt ein zu einer Expedition durch die abenteuerliche Welt menschlicher Ideen. Vom ersten Feuer, dem ersten Werkzeug und den ersten Worten über die Geburt der Götter, die ersten Gesetze und die Entwicklung großer Zentren von Wissen und Weisheit bis hin zu den umwälzenden Ideen der Moderne: das Größte und das Kleinste, das Selbst-Bewusstsein des Individuums und die Entdeckung des Unbewussten. Dabei ordnet Watson die riesige Materialfülle nach drei zentralen Ideen, die für ihn die Geschichte der Menschheit prägen: die Seele, mehr als die Idee von einem Gott, Europa, mehr als das Gebiet auf der Landkarte, und das Experiment als Motor aller Entwicklung. Wie schon in seinem erfolgreichen Standardwerk „Das Lächeln der Medusa“ über die Ideen des 20. Jahrhunderts gelingt es dem begnadeten Wissensvermittler, den Leser in den Kosmos des Denkens und Erfindens zu locken. Voller Staunen verfolgt man das Auftauchen und Verschwinden von Ideen, Denkern und Kulturen, erkennt ungeahnte Zusammenhänge und sieht schließlich die eigene Welt als Produkt eines gewaltigen Prozesses aus Mut, Erfindungsgeist und Erkenntnislust.
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Climate Change and the Course of Global History

A Rough Journey

Author: John L. Brooke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521871646

Category: History

Page: 631

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Climate Change and the Course of Global History presents the first global study by a historian to fully integrate the earth-system approach of the new climate science with the material history of humanity. Part I argues that geological, environmental, and climatic history explain the pattern and pace of biological and human evolution. Part II explores the environmental circumstances of the rise of agriculture and the state in the Early and Mid-Holocene, and presents an analysis of human health from the Paleolithic through the rise of the state, including the Neolithic Demographic Transition. Part III introduces the problem of economic growth and examines the human condition in the Late Holocene from the Bronze Age through the Black Death, assessing the relationships among human technologies, climatic change, and epidemic disease. Part IV explores the move to modernity, stressing the emerging role of human economic and energy systems as earth-system agents in the Anthropocene. Supported by climatic, demographic, and economic data with forty-nine figures and tables custom-made for this book, A Rough Journey provides a pathbreaking model for historians of the environment, the world, and science, among many others.
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Ancient Mesopotamia

Author: Linda Armstrong

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787705586

Category: History

Page: 32

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Color Overheads Included! Welcome to ancient Mesopotamia - home of the world's first cities. This strip of land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers is often called the "Cradle of Civilization." Mesopotamians were among the first to use the wheel and the written word. In mathematics, they used place value and were comfortable with quadratic equations. They had libraries that included everything from recipe books to directions for making glass. People still read Gilgamesh, their great epic poem. The activities in this book provide insight into the history, technology, laws, economy, literature, and art of ancient Mesopotamia. The eight full-color transparencies at the back of the book can be used alone or with specific activities listed in the table of contents.
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A History of Israel

Author: John Bright

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664220686

Category: Religion

Page: 533

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A definitive text and resource for every student of the Old Testament, this fourth edition of John Bright's now classic work is newly introduced by William P. Brown.
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Orientalia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Middle Eastern philology

Page: N.A

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The Time Before History

Author: Colin Tudge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684830523

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Drawing on the findings of geology, anthropology, archaeology and earth science, Colin Tudge discusses in detail and intertwines histories of the planet Earth and the evolution of humankind.
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Ethnicity in Ancient Mesopotamia

Papers Read at the 48th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale Leiden, 1-4 July 2002

Author: W. H. van Soldt,Dina Katz

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Akkadiska språket

Page: 455

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Die Mühlen der Zivilisation

Eine Tiefengeschichte der frühesten Staaten

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518761528

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

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Uns modernen Menschen erscheint die Sesshaftigkeit so natürlich wie dem Fisch das Wasser. Wie selbstverständlich gehen wir und auch weite Teile der historischen Forschung davon aus, dass die neolithische Revolution, in deren Verlauf der Mensch seine nomadische Existenz aufgab und zum Ackerbauer und Viehzüchter wurde, ein bedeutender zivilisatorischer Fortschritt war, dessen Früchte wir noch heute genießen. James C. Scott erzählt in seinem provokanten Buch eine ganz andere Geschichte. Gestützt auf archäologische Befunde, entwickelt er die These, dass die ersten bäuerlichen Staaten aus der Kontrolle über die Reproduktion entstanden und ein hartes Regime der Domestizierung errichteten, nicht nur mit Blick auf Pflanzen und Tiere. Auch die Bürger samt ihren Sklaven und Frauen wurden der Herrschaft dieser frühesten Staaten unterworfen. Sie brachte Strapazen, Epidemien, Ungleichheiten und Kriege mit sich. Einzig die »Barbaren« haben sich gegen die Mühlen der Zivilisation gestemmt, sich der Sesshaftigkeit und den neuen Besteuerungssystemen verweigert und damit der Unterordnung unter eine staatliche Macht. Sie sind die heimlichen Helden dieses Buches, das unseren Blick auf die Menschheitsgeschichte verändert.
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ANTIQUITY

Author: MARTIN CARVER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Mesopotamia

The World's Earliest Civilization

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615302085

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Celebrated for numerous developments in the areas of law, writing, religion, and mathematics, Mesopotamia has been immortalized as the cradle of civilization. Its fabled cities, including Babylon and Nineveh, spawned new cultures, traditions, and innovations in art and architecture, some of which can still be seen in present-day Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. Readers will be captivated by this ancient culture’s rich history and breadth of accomplishment, as they marvel at images of the magnificent temples and artifacts left behind.
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Mesopotamia : Annäherungen

Author: Klaas R. Veenhof,K. R. Veenhof,Jesper Eidem

Publisher: Saint-Paul

ISBN: 9783525534526

Category: History

Page: 382

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A History of Western Society

Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780618522668

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 1108

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A bestseller in its field, A History of Western Society examines the lives of both historical figures and ordinary people, using an engaging, lively writing style to capture and maintain student interest. The authors pay careful attention to political and cultural phenomena, providing a balanced account of Western history as a whole.In addition to its emphasis on social history, the Eighth Edition retains the text's hallmark pedagogical features and visual appeal. In order to promote critical thinking, Listening to the Past features present primary source documents and Questions for Analysis that reinforce themes in social history. Individuals in Society biography features focus on the impact of historical events on an individual or group and explain the actions taken by those people.
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Archaeology and women

ancient and modern issues

Author: Sue Hamilton,Ruth Whitehouse,Katherine I. Wright

Publisher: Left Coast Pr

ISBN: 9781598742237

Category: Social Science

Page: 415

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Archaeology and Women draws together from a variety of angles work currently being done within a contemporary framework on women in archaeology. One section of this collection of original articles addresses the historical and contemporary roles of women in the discipline. Another attempts to link contemporary archaeological theory and practice to work on women and gender in other fields. Finally, this volume presents a wide diversity of theoretical approaches and methods of study of women in the ancient world, representing a cross section of work being carried out today under the broad banner of gender archaeology. The geographical and chronological range of the contributions is also wide, from Southeast Asia and South America to Western Asia, Egypt and Europe, from Great Britain to Greece, and from 10,000 years ago to the recent past. An ideal sampler for courses dealing with women and archaeology.
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Marshland of Cities

Deltaic Landscapes and the Evolution of Early Mesopotamian Civilization

Author: Jennifer René Pournelle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alluvial plains

Page: 628

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