Babylon : Mesopotamia and the birth of civilization / Paul Kriwaczek.

Kriwaczek, Paul. (Author).

  • ISBN: 9781250000071 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250000076 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781250054166 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1250054168 (pbk.)
  • Description: viii, 310 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2012.

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Content descriptions

General Note: First published: London : Atlantic Books, 2010.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-298) and index.
Contents Note: Lessons from the past: an introduction -- Kingship descends from heaven: the urban revolution before 4000 BCE -- The City of Gilgamesh: temple rule between c. 4000 and 3000 BCE -- The flood: a Caesura in history -- Big men and kings: the city-states, c. 3000 to 2300 BCE -- Rulers of the four quarters: the bronze heroic age, c. 2300 to 2200 BCE -- Sumer resurgent: the Dirigiste state, c. 2100 to 2000 BCE -- Old Babylon: the culmination, c. 1900 to 1600 BCE -- Empire of Ashur: colossus of the first millennium, c. 1800 BCE to 700 BCE -- Passing the baton: an end and a beginning after 700 BCE.
Summary: The author, a historian brings to life the world of ancient Mesopotamia and the city of Babylon, tracing their rise from a loose federation to a monarchy to the rise of ancient Sumerian civilization, with its tales of the Great Flood and the epics of semidivine heroes such as Gilgamesh.