The Legacy of Mesopotamia

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Author  Stephanie Dalley
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   February 2, 2006
ISBN  0199291586
Pages  246

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This collection explores the spread of culture through literacy from Mesopotamia into Egypt, Palestine and Greece after a system of writing was developed. By gathering evidence from a vast range of material and literary sources from 3000 BC onwards, threads of influence and continuity are traced into the Middle Ages. The effect of recent rediscovery on European art is also explored.

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