Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia

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qThis 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€”Edward B. Garside, New York Times Book Review Ancient Mesopotamiaa€”the area now called Iraqa€”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 Near East. 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. qTo any serious student of Mesopotamian civilization, this is one of the most valuable books ever€”Leonard Cottrell, Book Week qLeo Oppenheim has made a bold, brave, pioneering attempt to present a synthesis of the vast mass of philological and archaeological data that have accumulated over the past hundred years in the field of Assyriological€”Samuel Noah Kramer, Archaeology A. Leo Oppenheim, one of the most distinguished Assyriologists of our time, was editor in charge of the Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute and John A. Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Chicago.... a€œDer Keilschrifttext des Kyros-Zylinders, a€ in Festgabe deutscher Iranisten zur 2500 Jahrfeier Irans (Stuttgart, 1971), pp. ... On a first millennium tablet we even find a reference to the circumstances of the scribea#39;s discovery, in the ruins of theanbsp;...

Title:Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: A. Leo Oppenheim
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2013-01-31

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