Surveys the history and development of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilization, describing the cultural, technological, political, and economic achievements of the different peoples living there...
|Title||:||The Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East|
|Publisher||:||Facts on File November 1, 1990|
|Number of Pages||:||238 pages|
|File Size||:||973 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East Reviews
Feels more like a collection of the history in the near east. Beautiful pictures.
It's a nice book with lots of nice pictures!
Although dated (1990) from a scholastic perspective, the older photographs and charts of the area are valuable as a historian interested in the development of archeological discovery.
I enjoyed this book, and plan to peruse it often. I purchased an inexpensive used copy, and it was in good condition. It is an Atlas, as titled, with plentiful artifact and architecture pictures, maps, etc. on almost every page. The timeline starts in Epipaleolithic and goes through the Iron Age. The text provides a lot of fairly detailed information about the Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian cultures and history without being overly tedious.
This is a readable and informative review of our ancient heritage. Even though the civilizations discussed are 3000 to 5000 years old - many of their ideas have come down to us - although in a transmuted sense and changed through many generations.
This atlas covers the historical development of the ancient Near East (with an emphasis on ancient Mesopotamia) from Paleolithic times to the conquest of the Persian empire by Alexander the Great. Michael Roaf does an excellent job of illustrating the book with color photos of artifacts, stone inscriptions, and maps that reinforce the discussion in the text. At appropriate points in the book, special features are included that focus on specific archaelogical sites around the Middle East as well as on significant cultural and scientific developments that occurred.
I've read quite a few books on ancient Mesopotamia and I can say this is the best, one the information is good the full coloured illustrations are good the archaeological and historical details are very good as well