The Sumerians

The Sumerians Lost Civilizations - Lost Civilizations

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Synopsis

The Sumerians are widely believed to have created the world's earliest civilization on the fertile floodplains of southern Iraq from about 3500 to 2000 BCE. They have been credited with the invention of nothing less than cities, writing, and the wheel, and therefore hold an ancient mirror to our own urban, literate world. But is this picture correct? Paul Collins reveals how the idea of a Sumerian people was assembled from the archaeological and textual evidence uncovered in Iraq and Syria over the last one hundred fifty years. Reconstructed through the biases of those who unearthed them, the Sumerians were never simply lost and found, but reinvented a number of times, both in antiquity and in the more recent past.

Book information

ISBN: 9781789144154
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 935.5
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 13391
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 556g
Height: 147mm
Width: 225mm
Spine width: 21mm