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The A to Z of Mesopotamia

by Gwendolyn Leick

Part of the The A to Z Guide Series Series

The A to Z of Mesopotamia Synopsis

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 A to Z 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780810875777
Publication date: 1st March 2010
Author: Gwendolyn Leick
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 308 pages
Categories: Ancient history: to c 500 CE, General & world history,

About Gwendolyn Leick

Gwendolyn Leick teaches at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London.

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