Professor kramer communicates his enthusiasm for his subject as he outlines the history of the Sumerian civilization and describes their cities, literature, education, religion, social structure, scientific achievements, and psychology. The sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.
The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character Phoenix Books #ad - C. For the layman the book provides a readable and up-to-date introduction to a most fascinating culture. One of the most valuable features of this book is the quantity of texts and fragments which are published for the first time in a form available to the general reader. Finally, he considers the legacy of Sumer to the ancient and modern world.
. There are few scholars in the world qualified to write such a book, and certainly Kramer is one of them.
Sumerian MythologyUniversity of Pennsylvania Press #ad - This book is our first authoritative sketch of the great myths of the Sumerians, of creation, the nether world, their myths of origins, and the deluge. Sumerian mythology revised Edition Samuel Noah Kramer "A real addition to the body of world mythology. American anthropologist "no people has contributed more to the culture of mankind than the Sumerians, and yet it has been only in recent years that our knowledge of them has become at all accurate or extensive.
Sumerian Mythology #ad - . Meek samuel noah kramer was clark research Professor Emeritus of Assyriology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also Curator Emeritus of the Tablet Collections. Isbn 978-0-8122-1047-7 | paper | $14. 95s | £1000 world rights | History Used book in Good Condition. 1998 | 184 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 | 23 illus.
Makes entrancing reading and for the general reader it opens up a whole new vista undreamed of before. Theophile J. The book.
History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded HistoryUniversity of Pennsylvania Press #ad - The book presents a cross section of the sumerian "firsts" in all the major fields of human endeavor, including government and politics, law and justice, education and literature, philosophy and ethics, agriculture and medicine, even love and family. History begins at sumer is the classic account of the achievements of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq during the third millennium B.
History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History #ad - C. Used book in Good Condition. University of Pennsylvania Press. Which civilization had the first system of law? the first formal educational system? The first tax cut? The first love song? The answers were found in excavations of ancient Sumer, resourceful, a society so developed, in a sense, and enterprising that it, created history.
They were the developers of the cuneiform system of writing, perhaps their greatest contribution to civilization, which allowed laws and literature to be recorded for the first time.
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Engaging and compelling, Babylon reveals the splendor of the ancient world that laid the foundation for civilization itself. Used book in Good Condition. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place. Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies.
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Sumerians: A History From Beginning to EndCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Their tales of kings and gods, and their fearless trade in distant lands, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, during the remarkable Bronze Age, centered in the world’s first city-states that chronicled ancient rivalries and their enduring impact. Inside you will read about. How we know what we know about sumerians- the bronze age – sumer and its contemporaries- how did the sumerians become civilized?- How Long Were They Around- Primer Of Impact Of Sumerian Ancient Civilization On Our World- What Did They Look Like?- What Shaped Their Worldview?And much more!Our journey relies on excavated and historical evidence to explore their productive fascinations with order and man’s place in the universe.
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A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC Blackwell History of the Ancient WorldWiley-Blackwell #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. Wiley-Blackwell. University of Pennsylvania Press. Integrates the most up-to-date research, and cultural developments in the ancient near east updated features include new “key debate” boxes at the end of each chapter to engage students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues; a comprehensive timeline of events; and 46 new illustrations, including 12 color photos Features a new chapter addressing governance and continuity in the region during the Persian Empire Offers in-depth, social, accessible discussions of key texts and sources, and includes a richer selection of supplementary materials Addresses the wide variety of political, including the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh Used book in Good Condition.
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Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from SumerHarper Perennial #ad - Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer #ad - University of Pennsylvania Press. Illustrated with visual artifacts of the period. Oxford university Press, USA. A fresh retelling of the ancient texts about Ishtar, the world's first goddess. A great masterpiece of universal literature. Mircea eliade Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial. Wiley-Blackwell.
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed Turning Points in Ancient HistoryPrinceton University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. No more trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. A bold reassessment of what caused the Late Bronze Age collapseIn 1177 B. C. Marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. Oxford university Press, USA. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end.
1177 b c the year Civilization Collapsed. Harper Perennial. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.
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