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Title:
Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia
Author:
Nemet-Nejat, Karen Rhea.
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xxi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780313294976
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 bce to the fall of Assyria (612 bce) and Babylon (539 bce). Readers will discover fascinating details about the lives of these people from the society where writing began--taken from the ancients' own quotations and descriptions. A wealth of information is provided on such varied topics as: education; literature; mathematics and science; city vs. country life; family life; and religion. Similarities between daily life in ancient Mesopotamia and modern-day Iraq are also discussed. Beautifully illustrated, this easy-to-use reference contains a timeline and an historical overview to aid student research.


Author Notes

Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat was the first woman to receive her PhD in Ancient Near Eastern/Eastern Languages, History and Cultures at Columbia University. She is the author of a forthcoming Catalogue of the Babylonian Collections at Yale , Cuneiform Mathematical Texts as a Reflection of Everyday Life in Mesopotamia , and Late Babylonian Field Plans in the British Museum . She is currently working on her fifth book. She has also taught at University of Connecticut at Stamford and has held two fellowships at Yale.


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Booklist Review

This useful and wide-ranging series for high-schoolers continues with four new volumes. These kinds of books typically focus on specific locations and eras; an interesting aspect of Greenwood's series is that it sometimes takes a more topical approach, as in the Holocaust volume.


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