This is an in-depth treatment of the antecedents and first flourescence of early state and urban societies in lowland Mesopotamia over nearly three millennia, from approximately 5000 to 2100 BC. The approach is explicitly anthropological, drawing 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 political, economic, and ideological changes. The interpretations are based on studies of regional settlement patterns, faunal remains, artifact distributions and activity patterning, iconography, texts and burials.
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"Pollock is blessed with an enviable ability to explain these matters clearly and concisely, so her work makes a fine textbook for students as well as philologists and nonspecialists seeking an up-to-date account of early Mesopotamian history. I learned a great deal from her book and found it as excellent teaching tool as well." AJA
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Buchbeschreibung CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS Mai 1999, 1999. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Innovative study of the early state and urban societies in Mesopotamia, c. 5000 to 2100 BC. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780521575683