Living in Ancient Mesopotamia by Norman Bancroft-Hunt


Living in Ancient Mesopotamia by Norman Bancroft-Hunt

Living in Ancient Mesopotamia focuses primarily on two ideal periods set in about 3500 B.C (Sumer) and 1000 to 500 B.C. (Assyria and Babylonia). This book examines all the aspects of daily life across all strata of society, from the kings and priests to the slaves; from food to religious beliefs. Coverage includes the building of Southern Mesopotamia, the invention of writing, and the development of mathematics. Daily life in Babylon features a soldier's life, a farming society, and family structure. This reference is a useful tool for students wanting to learn more about life in ancient Mesopotamia. Chapters include: The Sumerians; Creating Order; and The Age of Super-States.

About the Author

Norman Bancroft Hunt graduated from Kingston School of Art in 1968. He was elected fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute in 1975 and is currently a lecturer and researcher in visual theory and cultural studies at the Kent Institute of Art and Design. He is the author of numerous books on Native American art and culture, including Historical Atlas of Ancient America, from Facts On File/Checkmark Books, and the award-winning People of the Totem

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96 pages


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Publication date

15th December 2006



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