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Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Bertman, Stephen

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005 pp. xii + 396. $21.95

Description: Bertman (emeritus, classical studies, U. of Windsor, Ontario; art history, U. of Michigan) examines the succession of civilizations that flourished in ancient Mesopotamia from 3500 to 500 B.C.E.: Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. Topics explored include geography, archaeology and history, government and society, religion and myth, language, writing, literature, architecture and engineering, sculpture and other arts, economy, transportation and trade, military affairs, everyday life, sacred scripture, and the legacy of the region. Illustrated with original line drawings, photographs, and maps. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Literature

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Review by Aren M. Maeir
Published 9/13/2008
Citation: Aren M. Maeir, review of Stephen Bertman, Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2008).

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