Item description for Mesopotamia Before History by Petr Charvat & Petr Charv T....
Mesopotamia was one of the earliest regions to produce writing, literature and the fine arts, as well as being one of the first areas to construct states. This comprehensive and detailed survey of the region's prehistory and protohistory shows how these fascinating developments were possible. Petr Charv t explores the economic, social and spiritual spheres in Mesopotamia from the Palaeolithic to the time of the early states, c. 100,000 BC to 2334 BC. The narrative is supplemented by numerous descriptions of the principal archaeological sites for each phase, and by conclusions outlining the most important developments and changes.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2002
ISBN 0415251044 ISBN13 9780415251044
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More About Petr Charvat & Petr Charv T.
Petr Charvat teaches at Charles University Prague and West-Bohemian University in Plzen.
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Not a best buy Mar 25, 2005
This is an attractive volume which will disappoint most readers. The text is difficult to read and needed a good editor, which it did not have. Photos and other illustrations are plentiful, but placed in locations far from the relevant text. Artifact photgraphs are sometimes out of focus. Production issues aside, the author (an expert on state formation in Mesopotamia) does not have command of prehistoric periods and these sections are already outdated. A specialist in Mesopotamia will find things of interest, but there are far better books for anyone else. Finally, the price is outrageous.