Ancient Mesopotamia (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ancient Mesopotamia Innovative study of the early state and urban societies in Mesopotamia, c. 5000 to 2100 BC.
- Published: 01 December 2010
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521575683 ISBN 10: 0521575680
- Sales rank: 491,521
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This book is an in-depth treatment of the antecedents and first florescence of early state and urban societies in the alluvial lowlands of Mesopotamia over nearly three millennia, from approximately 5000 to 2100 BC. Susan Pollock's approach is explicitly anthropological, and draws on contemporary theoretical perspectives to enrich our understanding of the ancient Mesopotamian past. It explores the ways people of different genders and classes contributed and responded to changes in political, economic, and ideological realms. The interpretations are based on studies of regional settlement patterns, faunal remains, artifact distributions and activity patterning, iconography, texts and burials.