The Sumerian World (Routledge Worlds)

by Harriet Crawford (Editor)

Hardcover, 2013



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Routledge (2013), Edition: 1, 688 pages


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 Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and the natural sciences.nbsp;This broad treatment will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.… (more)

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This is, in short, a most superb contribution to the field. Crawford and her team have provided a truly valuable service in compiling a unique introduction to the world of ancient Sumer which will clearly be the standard work for a considerable time to come.

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A comprehensive and detailed series of articles on key aspects of "Sumerian" culture from c.3000-2000 BC. Recognises and addresses the social and cultural complexity of the third millennium in southern Mesopotamia, including linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity. Highly recommended.


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