The Ancient Mesopotamian City

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Author  Marc Van De Mieroop
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   December 9, 1999
ISBN  0198152868
Pages  288

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Urban history starts in ancient Mesopotamia. In this volume Marc Van de Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest cities which, for millennia, inspired the rest of the ancient world. The author argues that the city determined every aspect of Mesopotamian civilization, and the political and social structure, economy, literature, and arts of Mesopotamian culture cannot be understood without acknowledging their urban background.

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