Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia

Innovative study of the early state and urban societies in Mesopotamia, c. 5000 to 2100 BC.

Author: Susan Pollock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521575680

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Innovative study of the early state and urban societies in Mesopotamia, c. 5000 to 2100 BC.
Categories: Social Science

Women s Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia

Women s Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia

chapter 2 Mesopotamian Women Describing women as a separate topic of study
has its problems. ... 2000); Susan Pollock, Ancient Mesopotamia: The Eden That
Never Was (Case Studies in Early Societies; Cambridge: Cambridge University ...

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108514712

Category: History

Page: 238

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Women's Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia presents fresh and engaging translations of works that were composed or edited by female scribes and elite women of the ancient Near East. These texts provide insight into the social status, struggles, and achievements of women during the earliest periods of recorded human history (c.2300–540 BCE). In three introductory chapters and a concluding chapter, Charles Halton and Saana Svärd provide an overview of the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia and examine gender by analyzing these different kinds of texts. The translations cover a range of genres, including hymns, poems, prayers, letters, inscriptions, and oracles. Each text is accompanied by a short introduction that situates the composition within its ancient environment and explores what it reveals about the lives of women within the ancient world. This anthology will serve as an essential reference book for scholars and students of ancient history, gender studies, and world literature.
Categories: History

Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya

Case Studies in Early Societies Series Editor Rita P. Wright, New York University
This series aims to introduce students to ... Other titles in the series include: 1
Ancient Mesopotamia Susan Pollock 2 Ancient Oaxaca Richard E. Blanton, Gary
M.

Author: Arthur Demarest

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521592240

Category: History

Page: 373

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In this archaeological study, Arthur Demarest brings the lost pre-Columbian civilization of the Maya to life. In applying a holistic perspective to the most recent evidence from archaeology, paleoecology, and epigraphy, this theoretical interpretation emphasizes both the brilliant rain forest adaptations of the ancient Maya and the Native American spirituality that permeated all aspects of their daily life.
Categories: History

Ancient Middle Niger

Ancient Middle Niger

The study of almost every civilization represented in the Cambridge Case Studies
in Early Societies series has been ... civilizations. The first two, late pre-literate
and early literate Mesopotamia and the Nile during the waning Predynastic (and
 ...

Author: Roderick J. McIntosh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052181300X

Category: History

Page: 261

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Survey of the emergence of the ancient urban civilization of Middle Niger.
Categories: History

The Ancient Indus

The Ancient Indus

In this volume, Rita P. Wright uses both Mesopotamian texts but principally the results of archaeological excavations and surveys to draw a rich account of the Indus civilization's well-planned cities, its sophisticated alterations to the ...

Author: Rita P. Wright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521576520

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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This early civilization was erased from human memory until 1924, when it was rediscovered and announced in the Illustrated London Times. Our understanding of the Indus has been partially advanced by textual sources from Mesopotamia that contain references to Meluhha, a land identified by cuneiform specialists as the Indus, with which the ancient Mesopotamians traded and engaged in battles. In this volume, Rita P. Wright uses both Mesopotamian texts but principally the results of archaeological excavations and surveys to draw a rich account of the Indus civilization's well-planned cities, its sophisticated alterations to the landscape, and the complexities of its agrarian and craft-producing economy. She focuses principally on the social networks established between city and rural communities; farmers, pastoralists, and craft producers; and Indus merchants and traders and the symbolic imagery that the civilization shared with contemporary cultures in Iran, Mesopotamia, Central Asia, and the Persian Gulf region. Broadly comparative, her study emphasizes the interconnected nature of early societies.
Categories: Social Science

Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology University of Michigan

Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology  University of Michigan

Pollock , Susan 2002 Ancient Mesopotamia : The Eden that Never Was .
Cambridge University Press Series : Case Studies in Early Societies . Cambridge
University Press , Cambridge . Ortiz - Butrón , Agustín 1990 Estudio químico de
las ...

Author: University of Michigan. Museum of Anthropology

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSB:31205034899797

Category: Anthropology

Page: 266

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Categories: Anthropology

The Archaeology of Mesopotamia

The Archaeology of Mesopotamia

The only critical guide to the theory and method of Mesopotamian archaeology, this innovative volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian archaeology from its origins in the nineteenth century up to the ...

Author: Roger Matthews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135134532

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 919

The only critical guide to the theory and method of Mesopotamian archaeology, this innovative volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian archaeology from its origins in the nineteenth century up to the present day. Ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), was the original site of many of the major developments in human history, such as farming, the rise of urban literate societies and the first great empires of Akkad, Babylonia and Assyria. Dr. Matthews places the discipline within its historical and social context, and explains how archaeologists conduct their research through excavation, survey and other methods. In four fundamental chapters, he uses illustrated case-studies to show how archaeologists have approached central themes such as: * the shift from hunting to farming * complex societies * empires and imperialism * everyday life. This will be both an ideal introductory work and useful as background reading on a wide range of courses.
Categories: History

Ar Or

Ar Or

Orientální ústav (Akademie věd České republiky) Bedřich Hrozný. Pollock ,
Susan : Ancient Mesopotamia . The Eden that Never Was . ( Case Studies in
Early Societies ] Cambridge University Press , Cambridge ( U.K. ) 1999. xii + 259
pp .

Author: Orientální ústav (Akademie věd České republiky)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061574227

Category: Africa

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Categories: Africa

Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia

RELIGION AND SOCIETY Introduction The distinguished Mesopotamian scholar
Leo Oppenheim (1977) famously claimed that ... and worldview, even when
material for this study is plentiful, and far more difficult to penetrate the belief
systems and ... Early Mesopotamian Shrines and Religion The information is
most elusive before the beginning of writing around ... mosaic patterns created
from clay cones with painted heads embedded in the wall plaster, or in one case,
using cones of ...

Author: Jane McIntosh

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576079652

Category: History

Page: 395

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The first general introduction to Mesopotamia that covers all four of the area's major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia. * Original materials and documents, including quotations from the world's first written literature * Detailed chronology of the kings of major Mesopotamian states, including neighboring Elam, with summaries of the major periods of prehistoric and historical development
Categories: History

The Origins of Business Money and Markets

The Origins of Business  Money  and Markets

Redistributive Economies in Ancient Mesopotamian Society: A Case Study from
Isin-Larsa Period Nippur. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Rogers
, J. S. 1995. The Early History of the Law of Bills and Notes: A Study of the ...

Author: Keith Roberts

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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To understand business and its political, cultural, and economic context, it helps to view it historically, yet most business histories look no further back than the nineteenth century. The full sweep of business history actually begins much earlier, with the initial cities of Mesopotamia. In the first book to describe and explain these origins, Roberts depicts the society of ancient traders and consumers, tracing the roots of modern business and underscoring the relationship between early and modern business practice. Roberts's narrative begins before business, which he defines as selling to voluntary buyers at a profit. Before business, he shows, the material conditions and concepts for the pursuit of profit did not exist, even though trade and manufacturing took place. The earliest business, he suggests, arose with the long distance trade of early Mesopotamia, and expanded into retail, manufacturing and finance in these command economies, culminating in the Middle Eastern empires. (Part One) But it was the largely independent rise of business, money, and markets in classical Greece that produced business much as we know it. Alexander the Great's conquests and the societies that his successors created in their kingdoms brought a version of this system to the old Middle Eastern empires, and beyond. (Part Two) At Rome this entrepreneurial market system gained important new features, including business corporations, public contracting, and even shopping malls. The story concludes with the sharp decline of business after the 3rd century CE. (Part Three) In each part, Roberts portrays the major new types of business coming into existence. He weaves these descriptions into a narrative of how the prevailing political, economic, and social culture shaped the nature and importance of business and the status, wealth, and treatment of business people. Throughout, the discussion indicates how much (and how little) business has changed, provides a clear picture of what business actually is, presents a model for understanding the social impact of business as a whole, and yields stimulating insights for public policy today.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

Ancient Mesopotamian texts and images carved into sculptures, cliffs, and palace
walls monumentalized the primacy of the male ruler. ... Even so, women played
vital roles in all levels of society. ... Ancient Mesopotamian civilization spans more
than three millennia, during which time diverse ethno-linguistic entities were
politically dominant in ... This essay therefore offers three case studies, each
analyzing an elite female burial from a different millennium: Tomb 800 of the
Royal ...

Author: Sharon L. James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444355000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity
Categories: Literary Criticism

Making Ancient Cities

Making Ancient Cities

Investigates how the structure and use of space developed and changed in cities, and examines the role of different societal groups in shaping urbanism.

Author: Andrew Creekmore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107046528

Category: Architecture

Page: 419

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Investigates how the structure and use of space developed and changed in cities, and examines the role of different societal groups in shaping urbanism.
Categories: Architecture

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

935 Mesopotamia & Iranian Plateau To 637 POLLOCK , Susan , 1955935
Ancient Mesopotamia : the eden that never was / Susan Pollock . ... ( Case
studies in early societies ) Includes bibliographical references and index . ( DS73
.1.P65 1999 ] ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058396691

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Mesopotamia and the East

Mesopotamia and the East

This is a comprehensive study of a wide-ranging subject in the period covering the rise and early development of urban civilization in the Near East.

Author: Timothy F. Potts

Publisher: Oxford Univ School of Archaeology

ISBN: 0947816372

Category: History

Page: 337

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This is a comprehensive study of a wide-ranging subject in the period covering the rise and early development of urban civilization in the Near East. Critically assessing a diverse body of archaeological and textual evidence, it aims to be of use to students of ancient Mesopotamia and a useful case-study for anthropologists, archaelogists and historians with a cross-cultural interest in the role of trade and booty in the emergence of complex societies, the relationship between trade and conquest, the integration of archaeological and textual evidence, and related issues.
Categories: History

Ancient Glass

Ancient Glass

This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of archaeological glass in which technological, historical, geological, chemical, and cultural aspects of the study of ancient glass are combined.

Author: Julian Henderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139619370

Category: Social Science

Page:

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This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of archaeological glass in which technological, historical, geological, chemical, and cultural aspects of the study of ancient glass are combined. The book examines why and how this unique material was invented some 4,500 years ago and considers the ritual, social, economic, and political contexts of its development. The book also provides an in-depth consideration of glass as a material, the raw materials used to make it, and its wide range of chemical compositions in both the East and the West from its invention to the seventeenth century AD. Julian Henderson focuses on three contrasting archaeological and scientific case studies: Late Bronze Age glass, late Hellenistic-early Roman glass, and Islamic glass in the Middle East. He considers in detail the provenances of ancient glass using scientific techniques and discusses a range of vessels and their uses in ancient societies.
Categories: Social Science

The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean

An exciting handbook offering a uniquely accessible study of the complex interplay between the environment and the peoples of the Mediterranean from earliest times to the present day.

Author: Johnson Donald Hughes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576078105

Category: Science

Page: 333

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Covers the key environmental developments in the Mediterranean throughout recorded history and includes case studies charting the agricultural problems of ancient Mesopotamia, climatic change contributing to the downfall of the Roman Empire, and the impact of dam building at Aswan on the Nile.
Categories: Science

Storage in Ancient Complex Societies

Storage in Ancient Complex Societies

This is the first volume to examine storage practices in ancient complex societies from a comparative perspective.

Author: Linda R. Manzanilla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315520964

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 626

The ability to accumulate and store large amounts of goods is a key feature of complex societies in ancient times. Storage strategies reflect the broader economic and political organization of a society and changes in the development of control mechanisms in both administrative and non-administrative—often kinship based—sectors. This is the first volume to examine storage practices in ancient complex societies from a comparative perspective. This volume includes 14 original papers by leading archaeologists from four continents which compare storage systems in three key regions with lengthy traditions of complexity: the ancient Near East, Mesoamerica, and Andes. Storage in Ancient Complex Societies demonstrates the importance of understanding storage for the study of cultural evolution.
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

During the early Stone Age, when humans first appeared and lived by hunting
and gathering, archaeologists assume that women ... and gathering societies in
which this is the case, but we cannot necessarily generalize to humans' earliest
history. ... Finally, at the dawn of the historical period, some Stone Age societies
in Mesopotamia began to develop agriculture and ... Scholars who have studied
changing patterns of men's and women's work note that in regions that require
irrigated ...

Author: Joyce E. Salisbury

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576070925

Category: History

Page: 385

View: 99

An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world. * Entries including women from myth, religion, and legend including Eve, Aphrodite, the earth goddess Gaea, Helen of Troy, and Isis * Entries arranged by categories such as Greece, Rome, Christian, and Northern Europe for ease of research * Many rare and revealing images including a procession of virgin martyrs, ca. A.D. 560 * Photographs of ancient sculptures including a Minoan snake goddess, ca. 1600 B.C.; numerous maps of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia; and a depiction of the Hellenistic monarchies * Genealogical charts of the Herodian family, the family of Augustus, and the Julio-Claudian house
Categories: History

Archiv F r Orientforschung

Archiv F  r Orientforschung

Englund , R . K . 1988 : Administrative Timekeeping in Ancient Mesopotamia .
Journal of the ... Labor Management in Ur III Mesopotamia ” , Journal of Near
Eastern Studies Bd . 50 , 255 - 280 . - 1995 : “ Regulating Dairy ... 1994 : " Early
Mesopotamian Land Sales ” , Journal of the American Oriental Society Bd . 114 ,
442 - 445 . ... Gulliver , P . H . 1997 : " Case Studies of Law in Non - Western
Societies .

Author: Ernst Friedrich Weidner

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029544025

Category: Asia

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Categories: Asia

Anthropology News

Anthropology News

The Lords of Tikal: Rulers of an Ancient Maya City. Peter D ... The Burden of
History: Colonialism and the Frontier Myth in a Rural Canadiam Community.
Elizabeth ... Ancient Mesopotamia. Susan Pollock. Case Studies in Early
Societies.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000080941093

Category: Anthropological linguistics

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Categories: Anthropological linguistics