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The Sumerian World

Edited by: Harriet Crawford

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415569675
eBook ISBN: 9780203096604
Adobe ISBN: 9781136219122

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The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and the natural sciences. This broad treatment will also make the volume of interest to students looking for comparative data in allied subjects such as ancient literature and early religions.

Providing an authoritative, comprehensive and up to date overview of the Sumerian period written by some of the best qualified scholars in the field, The Sumerian World will satisfy students, researchers, academics, and the knowledgeable layperson wishing to understand the world of southern Mesopotamia in the third millennium.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Physical Geography Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Hydraulic Landscapes and Irrigation Systems of Sumer Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Sumerian Agriculture and Land Management Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The End of Prehistory and The Uruk Period Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Sumerian Language Download PDF
Chapter  6:  History and Chronology Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Patterns of Settlement in Sumer and Akkad Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Organisation of a Sumerian Town: The Physical Remains of Ancient Social Systems Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Public Buildings, Palaces and Temples Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Kings and Queens: Representation and Reality Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Sumerian Sacred Marriage: Texts and Images Download PDF
Chapter  12:  In The Service of The Gods: The Ministering Clergy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Democracy and The Rule of Law, The Assembly, and The First Law Code Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Administrators and Scholars: The First Scribes Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Calendars and Counting Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Seals and Sealings in The Sumerian World Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Everyday Life in Sumer Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Women and Agency: A Survey from Late Uruk to The End of Ur III Download PDF
Chapter  19:  A Note on Sumerian Fashion Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sumerian and Akkadian Industries: Crafting Textiles Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Death and Burial Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sumerian Mythology Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Trade in The Sumerian World Download PDF
Chapter  24:  North Mesopotamia in The Third Millennium bc  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Cultural Developments in Western Syria and The Middle Euphrates Valley During The Third Millennium bc  Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Sumer, Akkad, Ebla and Anatolia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Kingdom of Mari Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Ebla Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Iran and its Neighbors Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The Sumerians and The Gulf Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Mesopotamia, Meluhha, and Those in between Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Egypt and Mesopotamia Download PDF
Postscript Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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