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The Resource Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia, Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat

Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia, Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat

Label
Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia
Title
Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia
Statement of responsibility
Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 bce to the fall of Assyria (612 bce) and Babylon (539 bce). Readers will discover fascinating details about the lives of these people from the society where writing began-taken from the ancients' own quotations and descriptions. A wealth of information is provided on such varied topics as: education; literature; mathematics and science; city vs. country life; family life; and religion. Similarities between daily life in ancient Mesopotamia and modern-day Iraq are also discussed. Beautifully illustrated, this easy-to-use reference contains a timeline and an historical overview to aid student research
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Nemet-Nejat, Karen Rhea
Dewey number
935
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS69.5
LC item number
.N4 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq
  • Iraq
  • Social Conditions
  • Life Style
  • Civilization
  • Manners and customs
  • Iraq
  • Dagelijks leven
  • Alltag
  • Mesopotamien
  • Alltag
  • Mesopotamien
Label
Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia, Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Time line for ancient Mesopotamia -- Introduction: -- Rediscovery and decipherment -- Dating the past (relative dating vs absolute dating) -- General Information: -- Geographical setting of Mesopotamia -- Peoples and their languages -- Historical Overview: -- Permanent settlement and domestication -- Beginnings of civilization: from farming villages to cities -- Period of city-states and nation-states: the third millennium -- Period of new kingdoms: the second millennium -- Empires in Mesopotamia: the first millennium -- Writing, Education, And Literature: -- Origins of writing -- Education and professional activity of scribes -- Archives and libraries -- Literature: poetry and prose -- Nonliterary texts -- Sciences: -- Medicine -- Mathematics -- Astronomy -- Technology -- Natural sciences -- Cartography and geography -- Society, Part 1: City Life, Country Life, Nomadic And Semi-Nomadic Life: -- City life -- Countryside -- Nomadic and semi-nomadic life -- Class and society -- Society, Part 2: Private Life: -- Private houses -- Family life -- Property and succession -- Women's roles -- Fashions -- Food and drink -- Recreation: -- Hunting -- Sports -- Board games -- Toys -- Music -- Dancing -- Banquets -- Performance of literary works -- Religion: -- Religious views of early man -- Development of the Pantheon -- Composition of the Pantheon -- Representations of the Gods -- Service to the Gods -- Places of worship and their functions -- Worshipers -- Religious personnel and servants -- Religious festivals -- Sorcerers, exorcists, and diviners -- Prophets -- Government: -- King -- Administration of justice -- Warfare -- Consequences of war -- International relations -- Economy: -- Farming -- Canals and irrigation -- Land management -- Domestic economy -- Foreign trade -- Crafts and labor -- Legacy Of Ancient Mesopotamia: -- Notes -- Glossary -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm38168335
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780313294976
Lccn
97053110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38168335
  • (OCoLC)38168335
Label
Daily life in ancient Mesopotamia, Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Time line for ancient Mesopotamia -- Introduction: -- Rediscovery and decipherment -- Dating the past (relative dating vs absolute dating) -- General Information: -- Geographical setting of Mesopotamia -- Peoples and their languages -- Historical Overview: -- Permanent settlement and domestication -- Beginnings of civilization: from farming villages to cities -- Period of city-states and nation-states: the third millennium -- Period of new kingdoms: the second millennium -- Empires in Mesopotamia: the first millennium -- Writing, Education, And Literature: -- Origins of writing -- Education and professional activity of scribes -- Archives and libraries -- Literature: poetry and prose -- Nonliterary texts -- Sciences: -- Medicine -- Mathematics -- Astronomy -- Technology -- Natural sciences -- Cartography and geography -- Society, Part 1: City Life, Country Life, Nomadic And Semi-Nomadic Life: -- City life -- Countryside -- Nomadic and semi-nomadic life -- Class and society -- Society, Part 2: Private Life: -- Private houses -- Family life -- Property and succession -- Women's roles -- Fashions -- Food and drink -- Recreation: -- Hunting -- Sports -- Board games -- Toys -- Music -- Dancing -- Banquets -- Performance of literary works -- Religion: -- Religious views of early man -- Development of the Pantheon -- Composition of the Pantheon -- Representations of the Gods -- Service to the Gods -- Places of worship and their functions -- Worshipers -- Religious personnel and servants -- Religious festivals -- Sorcerers, exorcists, and diviners -- Prophets -- Government: -- King -- Administration of justice -- Warfare -- Consequences of war -- International relations -- Economy: -- Farming -- Canals and irrigation -- Land management -- Domestic economy -- Foreign trade -- Crafts and labor -- Legacy Of Ancient Mesopotamia: -- Notes -- Glossary -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm38168335
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780313294976
Lccn
97053110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38168335
  • (OCoLC)38168335

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