Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Sumer and the Sumerians

Sumer and the Sumerians

2nd Edition

textbook
  • Date Published: September 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521533386

Paperback

Add to wishlist

Request inspection copy

Lecturers may request a copy of this title for inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Mesopotamia produced one of the best-known ancient civilizations, with a literate, urban culture and highly-developed political institutions. In this fully revised and expanded edition of her classic text, Sumer and the Sumerians, Harriet Crawford reviews the extraordinary social and technological developments in the region from 3800 to 2000 BC. Drawing on the most up-to-date historical and archaeological sources, she provides a thematic exploration of this ancient civilization, examining its physical and historical background, changing settlement patterns, public and private architecture and cultural developments of the period. In this new edition, the chapter on Manufacturing Industries and Trade has been enlarged and divided into two chapters. In addition, a new chapter on the contemporary developments in Upper Mesopotamia is included. The final chapter reflects on the future of the heritage of Iraq in the aftermath of the second Gulf War.

    • Fully revised and expanded, including a completely new chapter on Upper Mesopotamia
    • Written in a style accessible to both a student and a non-specialist audience
    • Reflects on the heritage of the region in the aftermath of the second Gulf War
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'the real achievement of this slim book is that Crawford does not over-generalise, but leaves the reader with an understanding of both the broad patterns as well as the differences between regions in Mesopotamia and through time.' Bibliotheca Orientalis

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521533386
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 188 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 87 b/w illus. 9 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The rediscovery of the ancient Near East: the physical environment
    2. History, chronology and social organization
    3. Patterns of settlement and agriculture
    4. Town planning and temple architecture
    5. Public buildings and private housing
    6. Upper Mesopotamia
    7. Life, death and the meaning of the universe
    8. Manufacturing industries
    9. Trade
    10. Writing and the arts
    11. Conclusions.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Origins of Western Art
  • Author

    Harriet Crawford, University College London
    Harriet Crawford is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute, Cambridge. She has excavated extensively in Iraq and the Gulf. Her previous publications include The Architecture of Iraq in the Third Millenium BC (1977) and Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×