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Sumer and the Sumerians
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  • 87 b/w illus. 9 maps
  • Page extent: 264 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.57 kg

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521533386 | ISBN-10: 0521533384)




Contents




    List of illustrations    page vi
    Preface    ix
 
1   The rediscovery of the ancient Near East: the physical environment    1  
2   History, chronology and social organisation    16  
3   Patterns of settlement and agriculture    37  
4   Town planning and temple architecture    60  
5   Public buildings and private housing    89  
6   Upper Mesopotamia    115  
7   Life, death and the meaning of the universe    135  
8   Manufacturing industries    158  
9   Trade    177  
10   Writing and the arts    193  
11   Conclusions: the development of Sumerian society    214  
 
    References    222
    Index    234

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