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Product Description: Mesopotamia, the world's earliest literate culture, developed a rich philosophical conception of representation in which the world was saturated with signs. Instead of imitating the natural world, representation—both in writing and in visual images—was thought to participate in the world and to have an effect upon it in natural, magical, and supernatural ways...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780812236484 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, June 23, 2003, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Mesopotamia, the world's earliest literate culture, developed a rich philosophical conception of representation in which the world was saturated with signs.

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Product Description: In the ancient civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean, images were used as a way to create reality and reach out to the infinite. Reviving the fascination that gripped the avant-garde and the surrealists when confronted with the arts of the ancient Near East, The Infinite Image presents a radical new reading of Mesopotamian art as an aesthetic realm defined by objects that transcend time in order to carry traces of the past into the present...read more

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9781780232775 | Reaktion Books, August 15, 2014, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: In the ancient civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean, images were used as a way to create reality and reach out to the infinite.
9780314067517, titled "Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement" | 2nd edition (West Group, February 1, 1996), cover price $83.95 | also contains Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement | About this edition: This text provides a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of managers and supervisors in law enforcement.

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Product Description: As the first known system of writing, the cuneiform symbols traced in Sumerian clay more than six millennia ago were once regarded as a simplistic and clumsy attempt to record in linear form the sounds of a spoken language. More recently, scholars have acknowledged that early Sumerian writing―far from being a primitive and flawed mechanism that would be "improved" by the Phoenicians and Greeks―in fact represented a complete written language system, not only meeting the daily needs of economic and government administration, but also providing a new means of understanding the world...read more

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9780801873898 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 17, 2003, cover price $44.00 | About this edition: As the first known system of writing, the cuneiform symbols traced in Sumerian clay more than six millennia ago were once regarded as a simplistic and clumsy attempt to record in linear form the sounds of a spoken language.

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Product Description: As the first known system of writing, the cuneiform symbols traced in Sumerian clay more than six millennia ago were once regarded as a simplistic and clumsy attempt to record in linear form the sounds of a spoken language. More recently, scholars have acknowledged that early Sumerian writing—far from being a primitive and flawed mechanism that would be "improved" by the Phoenicians and Greeks—in fact represented a complete written language system, not only meeting the daily needs of economic and government administration, but also providing a new means of understanding the world...read more

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9780801887574 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 18, 2007, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: As the first known system of writing, the cuneiform symbols traced in Sumerian clay more than six millennia ago were once regarded as a simplistic and clumsy attempt to record in linear form the sounds of a spoken language.

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Product Description: Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world. In this collection of essays, the French scholar Jean Bottero attempts to go back to the moment which marks the very beginning of history...read more

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9780226067261 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 1, 1992, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world.

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9780226067278, titled "Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning and the Gods" | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, June 15, 1995), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world.

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Product Description: The essays included in this volume analyze important historical texts from various regions of the Ancient Near East. The distinguished Italian historian Mario Liverani suggests that these historiographical texts were of a "true" historical nature and that their literary forms achieved their intended results...read more

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9780801443336 | Cornell Univ Pr, August 31, 2004, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: The essays included in this volume analyze important historical texts from various regions of the Ancient Near East.

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Product Description: Rituals of war and images of violence in Mesopotamia ca. 3000-500 BCE examined as “magical technologies of warfare.”Rituals of War is an investigation into the earliest historical records of violence and biopolitics. In Mesopotamia, ancient (ca...read more

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9781890951849 | Zone Books, June 30, 2008, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Rituals of war and images of violence in Mesopotamia ca.

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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...read more

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9781845531911 | Equinox, September 30, 2006, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: 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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9781845531935 | Equinox, August 30, 2006, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Representations of sexual difference (whether visual or textual) have become an area of much theoretical concern and investigation in recent feminist scholarship. Yet although a wide range of relevant evidence survives from the ancient Near East, it has been exceptional for those studying women in the ancient world to stray outside the traditional bounds of Greece and Rome...read more

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9780415218306 | Routledge, June 1, 2001, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Representations of sexual difference (whether visual or textual) have become an area of much theoretical concern and investigation in recent feminist scholarship.

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9780415619387 | Routledge, February 2, 2011, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Representations of sexual difference (whether visual or textual) have become an area of much theoretical concern and investigation in recent feminist scholarship.

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9780203996096 | Routledge, April 26, 2001, cover price $130.00

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