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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Equinox
Publication date September 30, 2006
Pages 97
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781845531911
ISBN-10 1845531914
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $65.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Uruk: the First City is the first fully historical analysis of the origins of the city and of the state in southern Mesopotamia,the region providing the earliest evidence in world history related to these seminal developments. Contrasting his approach -- which has been influenced by V. Gordan Childe and by Marxist theorywith the neo-evolutionist ideas of (especially) American anthropological theory, the author argues that the innovations that took place during the Uruk period (most of the fourth millennium B.C.) were a true revolution that fundamentally changed all aspects of society and culture. This book is unique in its historical approach and its combination of archaeological and textual sources. It develops an argument that weaves together a vast amount of information and places it within a context of contemporary scholarly debates on such questions as the ancient economy and world systems.It explains the roots of these debates briefly without talking down to the reader. The book is accessible to a wider audience, while it also provides a cogent argument about the processes involved to the specialist in the field.

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Hardcover
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from Equinox (September 30, 2006)
9781845531911 | details & prices | 97 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Uruk: the First City is the first fully historical analysis of the origins of the city and of the state in southern Mesopotamia,the region providing the earliest evidence in world history related to these seminal developments.
Paperback
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from Equinox (August 30, 2006)
9781845531935 | details & prices | 97 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Uruk: the First City is the first fully historical analysis of the origins of the city and of the state in southern Mesopotamia,the region providing the earliest evidence in world history related to these seminal developments.

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