Ancient Mesopotamia: portrait of a dead civilization

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University of Chicago Press , Chicago
Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian, Iraq -- Civilization -- T

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Statementby A. Leo Oppenheim.
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LC ClassificationsDS69.5 .O6 1964
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 433 p.
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Open LibraryOL5916896M
LC Control Number64019847

Oppenheim's foundational work Ancient Mesopotamia, Portrait of a Dead Civilization, is a detailed account of the civilizations that grew out of Sumeria and set a pattern for all the civilizations that followed in the near east, but that does not mean it is easy to read or that the contents are not out of date.

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And that is the by: Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization presents a challenging read for anyone interested in the nations of Assyria and Babylonia, not because the information presented is erroneous or out-of-date, but because Oppenheim is brutally honest about the state of our knowledge on Mesopotamia, and the dangers of jumping to speculative conclusions.

Oppenheim's work is not for /5. Oppenheim's foundational work Ancient Mesopotamia, Portrait of a Dead Civilization, is a detailed account of the civilizations that grew out of Sumeria and set a pattern for all the civilizations that followed in the near east, but that does not mean it is easy to read or that the contents are not out of date.

And that is the problem/5(9). The book Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization, A. Leo Oppenheim is published by University of Chicago Press. Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization, Oppenheim The Chicago Distribution Center will reopen for order fulfillment on April Professor Oppenheim, who studied these tablets for more than thirty years, used his intimate knowledge of long-dead languages to put together a distinctively personal picture of the Mesopotamians of some three thousand years ago.

Following Oppenheim's death, Erica Reiner used the author's outline to complete the revisions he had begun. Professor Oppenheim, who studied these tablets for more than thirty years, used his intimate knowledge of long-dead languages to put together a distinctively personal picture of the Mesopotamians.

Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization This splendid work of scholarship sums up with economy and power all that the written record so far deciphered has to tell about the ancient and complementary civilizations of Babylon and Assyria.—Edward B. Garside, New York Times.

"Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilisation" is a classic among Mesopotamian Literature. The book deals with every passionate detail of the civisation between the rivers.

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By A. Leo Oppenheim. Illustrated. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. $ Ancient Mesopotamia—the area now called Iraq—has received less attention than ancient Egypt and other long-extinct and more spectacular civilizations. But numerous small clay tablets buried in the desert soil for thousands of years make it possible for us to know more about the people of ancient Mesopotamia than any other land in the early.

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