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Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization


Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

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Lançado em:
Aug 27, 2019
ISBN:
9781541404588
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Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place.

In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements seven thousand years ago to the eclipse of Babylon in the sixth century BCE. Bringing the people of this land to life in vibrant detail, the author chronicles the rise and fall of power during this period and explores the political and social systems, as well as the technical and cultural innovations, which made this land extraordinary. At the heart of this book is the story of Babylon, which rose to prominence under the Amorite king Hammurabi from about 1800 BCE. Even as Babylon's fortunes waxed and waned, it never lost its allure as the ancient world's greatest city.

Engaging and compelling, Babylon reveals the splendor of the ancient world that laid the foundation for civilization itself.

Editora:
Lançado em:
Aug 27, 2019
ISBN:
9781541404588
Formato:
Audiolivro


Sobre o autor

PAUL KRIWACZEK was born in Vienna. He travelled extensively in Asia and Africa before developing a career in broadcasting and journalist. In 1970, he joined the BBC full-time and wrote, produced, and directed for twenty-five years. He also served as head of Central Asian Affairs at the BBC World Service. He is the author of Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation, which was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Award, as well as In Search of Zarathustra: The First Prophet and the Ideas that Changed the World.

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    I've wanted to read something about ancient Mesopotamia for quite some time and after looking through reviews I decided on this book due to its "accessibility". Retrospectively perhaps I should have looked for something a bit more "academic". The author, irritatingly in my opinion, constantly kept trying to throw in analogies to more current times -- you could hardly get through two pages without a comment on how a particular phenomenon was similar to the USSR or England during the Industrialization, ect. I am content with my knowledge of those times - just tell me about the Mesopotamians already! Research on the author shows he was a well know documentary writer, I feel that this lead to a lot of his stylistic approach. I suppose your opinion of this book more or less boils down to how you like history presented to you -- I just prefer something more along the traditional academic history framework.

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