Mesopotamia and the Rise of Civilization: History, Documents, and Key Questions, 1st Edition

  • Jane R. McIntosh
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  • ISBN-10: 1440835470
  • ISBN-13: 9781440835476
  • DDC: 935
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016
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Overview

Covering Mesopotamia from around 3000 BCE to the fall of Babylon in 539 BCE, this book combines narrative history material and reference entries that enable students to learn about the rise of civilization in Mesopotamia and its enormous influence on western civilization with primary source documents that promote critical thinking skills.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Crossroads in World History.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
How to Use this Book.
Preface.
Timeline.
Historical Overview.
Mesopotamia and the Rise of Civilization: A–Z.
1: Administration.
2: Agriculture.
3: Animal Husbandry and Wild Resources.
4: Architecture.
5: Assyria.
6: Astronomy and the Calendar.
7: Babylon and Babylonia.
8: Birth of Empire.
9: Boats and Ships.
10: City-States.
11: Cosmology.
12: Currency.
13: Death.
14: Domestic Economy.
15: Early Dynastic City-States.
16: Early Uruk—Prelude to Civilization.
17: Education.
18: Elam.
19: Family.
20: Finance.
21: Food and Cuisine.
22: Hammurabi’s Empire.
23: Industry.
24: International Trade.
25: Irrigation.
26: Jewelry.
27: Kingship.
28: Land Tenure.
29: Languages.
30: Late Uruk—The Emergence of Civilization.
31: Law.
32: Literature.
33: Mari and the Middle Euphrates Region.
34: Mathematics.
35: The Me: Essence of Civilization.
36: Medicine.
37: Merchant Houses.
38: Mesopotamia.
39: Mesopotamian Empires.
40: Metallurgy.
41: Metrology.
42: Palace Rule.
43: Pottery.
44: Religious Practices.
45: Seals.
46: Slavery.
47: Social Organization.
48: Taxation.
49: Temple Rule.
50: Temples.
51: Textiles.
52: Tribal Society.
53: Ur and the Marshes.
54: Urban Life.
55: Uruk and Sumer.
56: Visual Arts.
57: Vitreous Materials.
58: Warfare.
59: Wheeled and Animal Transport.
60: Writing.
Primary Source Documents.
61: Creation.
62: Inanna and Enki.
63: The Flood.
64: Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta.
65: Gilgamesh and Agga.
66: The Netherworld—From the Epic of Gilgamesh.
67: Umma and Lagash.
68: Uru-Inim-Gina.
69: Two Kings.
70: Enheduanna.
71: The Cursing of Agade.
72: Gudea.
73: Shulgi.
74: Sheep and Grain.
75: Schooldays.
76: Inanna and Dumuzi.
77: Kanesh Letters.
78: Mari Letters.
79: Hammurabi’s Law Code.
80: The Dialogue of Pessimism.
Key Questions.
81: Question 1: Was the Natural Environment of the Euphrates and Tigris Valleys the Key Causal Factor in the Development of the World’s Earliest Civilization?.
82: Question 2: Was International Trade Fundamental to Mesopotamia’s Economic and Cultural Development As A Civilization?.
83: Question 3: Was the Invention of Writing Critical to the Emergence of Civilization in Mesopotamia?.
Annotated Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author and Contributors.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Crossroads in World History.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
How to Use this Book.
Preface.
Timeline.
Historical Overview.
Mesopotamia and the Rise of Civilization: A–Z.
1: Administration.
2: Agriculture.
3: Animal Husbandry and Wild Resources.
4: Architecture.
5: Assyria.
6: Astronomy and the Calendar.
7: Babylon and Babylonia.
8: Birth of Empire.
9: Boats and Ships.
10: City-States.
11: Cosmology.
12: Currency.
13: Death.
14: Domestic Economy.
15: Early Dynastic City-States.
16: Early Uruk—Prelude to Civilization.
17: Education.
18: Elam.
19: Family.
20: Finance.
21: Food and Cuisine.
22: Hammurabi’s Empire.
23: Industry.
24: International Trade.
25: Irrigation.
26: Jewelry.
27: Kingship.
28: Land Tenure.
29: Languages.
30: Late Uruk—The Emergence of Civilization.
31: Law.
32: Literature.
33: Mari and the Middle Euphrates Region.
34: Mathematics.
35: The Me: Essence of Civilization.
36: Medicine.
37: Merchant Houses.
38: Mesopotamia.
39: Mesopotamian Empires.
40: Metallurgy.
41: Metrology.
42: Palace Rule.
43: Pottery.
44: Religious Practices.
45: Seals.
46: Slavery.
47: Social Organization.
48: Taxation.
49: Temple Rule.
50: Temples.
51: Textiles.
52: Tribal Society.
53: Ur and the Marshes.
54: Urban Life.
55: Uruk and Sumer.
56: Visual Arts.
57: Vitreous Materials.
58: Warfare.
59: Wheeled and Animal Transport.
60: Writing.
Primary Source Documents.
61: Creation.
62: Inanna and Enki.
63: The Flood.
64: Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta.
65: Gilgamesh and Agga.
66: The Netherworld—From the Epic of Gilgamesh.
67: Umma and Lagash.
68: Uru-Inim-Gina.
69: Two Kings.
70: Enheduanna.
71: The Cursing of Agade.
72: Gudea.
73: Shulgi.
74: Sheep and Grain.
75: Schooldays.
76: Inanna and Dumuzi.
77: Kanesh Letters.
78: Mari Letters.
79: Hammurabi’s Law Code.
80: The Dialogue of Pessimism.
Key Questions.
81: Question 1: Was the Natural Environment of the Euphrates and Tigris Valleys the Key Causal Factor in the Development of the World’s Earliest Civilization?.
82: Question 2: Was International Trade Fundamental to Mesopotamia’s Economic and Cultural Development As A Civilization?.
83: Question 3: Was the Invention of Writing Critical to the Emergence of Civilization in Mesopotamia?.
Annotated Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author and Contributors.