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The Sumerians

Leonard Woolley

The Sumerians

by Leonard Woolley

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sumerians.

  • Edition Notes

    First published in 1928.

    Statementby C. Leonard Woolley.
    SeriesThe Norton library,, N292
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS72 .W6 1965
    The Physical Object
    Pagination198 p.
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5937582M
    LC Control Number65005729
    OCLC/WorldCa1347207

    As always, I recommend the AskHistorians reading list for book suggestions, where I beefed up the Ancient Near East section a few months ago. Here are my Sumerian recommendations: Sumer and the Sumerians by Harriet is currently the best single volume introduction to the Sumerians. The Sumerians were the people of southern Mesopotamia whose civilization flourished between c. BCE. Their name comes from the region which is frequently – and incorrectly – referred to as a “country”. Sumer was never a cohesive political entity, however, but a region of city-states each with its own was the southern counterpart to the northern region Author: Joshua J. Mark.

    Sumerian Firsts. The Sumerians built the first cities, established the first monarchies and city was ruled by the gods through the priest king who exercised divine authority. Under the king were priests who surveyed land, assigned fields, ran the complex irrigation system, and distributed the harvest. Sumerian language, language isolate and the oldest written language in existence. First attested about bce in southern Mesopotamia, it flourished during the 3rd millennium bce, Sumerian was replaced as a spoken language by Semitic Akkadian (Assyro-Babylonian) but continued in written usage almost to the end of the life of the Akkadian language, around the .

      The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C. This book is a compendium of what is known about : Ancient Sumerian Astrology: Melchizedek the Astrologer. The book of Genesis in the Bible describes the life of Abraham and Sara, and the circumstances under which they emigrated from Ur to the Land of Canaan. A tradition exists that Abraham was a great Sumerian astrologer who studied in the Sumerian cities of Ur and Mari.


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The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C.

This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about by: Mesopotamia produced one of the best-known ancient civilizations, with a literate, urban culture and highly-developed political institutions. In this fully revised and expanded edition of her classic text, Sumer and the Sumerians, Harriet Crawford reviews the extraordinary social and technological developments in the region over a period of two millennia, The Sumerians book to by: The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C.

This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them/5. The Sumerians reemerged onto the extraordinary timeline of human history. Their tales of kings and gods, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, and their fearless trade in distant lands, during the remarkable Bronze Age, centered in the The Sumerians book first city-states that chronicled ancient rivalries and their enduring impact.

If you want to learn about the Sumerians, this is not the book to do it. If you want a book that provides a lot of other books, ones that might contain information of use, then this IS the book for you.

The book is written in the style of a 9th-grade book report, one in which no knowledge of the Sumerians was known/5. Sumerians This book was too short and did not do justice to the subject. I will not buy any more of this series.

Much prefer Learning Company. Overall 1 out of 5 stars. Performance 1 out of 5 stars. Story 1 out of 5 stars. Apfelsaft;   The Sumerians had reached a very high level of culture by B.C.E., and may be said with some justice to be the forerunners of all the Old World civilizations of Egypt, Assyria, Asia Minor, Crete, and Greece.

This book will appeal to 4/4(2). Here are a couple of the most widely cited books on the Sumerians. I haven't read them myself, so I can't give you a personal opinion, but these are where I would start, given that they appear to be fairly foundational works in the scholarly community.

Kramer, Samuel N. The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character. Sumer (/ ˈ s uː m ər /) is the earliest known civilization in the historical region of southern Mesopotamia (now southern Iraq), during the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Ages, and one of the first civilizations in the world, along with Ancient Egypt, Norte Chico, Ancient Greece, Ancient China and the Indus along the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates, Sumerian Geographical range: Mesopotamia, Near East.

The Sumerians had reached a very high level of culture by B.C.E., and may be said with some justice to be the forerunners of all the Old World civilizations of Egypt, Assyria, Asia Minor, Crete, and Greece.

This book will appeal to /5(2). The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C.

This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them. Finally, there are the Appendixes, especially prepared for those readers who prefer going to the original sources whenever possible; they include translations of a number of the more important documents utilized in the chapter on history, as well as several miscellaneous items which are of special interest to a book on Sumer and the Sumerians.

The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C.

This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them. Professor Kramer communicates his enthusiasm 3/5(1).

The SumeriansA legendary civilization vanished under the Fertile Crescent and escaped a fate worse than death until Sumerologists questioned widely accepted truths. The Sumerians reemerged onto the extraordinary timeline of human history. Their tales of kings and gods, including the Epic 5/5(4).

The people known as Sumerians were in control of the area by B.C. Their culture was comprised of a group of city-states, including Eridu, Nippur, Lagash, Kish, Ur and the very first true city.

Book from the Archaeological Survey of India Central Archaeological Library, New Delhi. Book Number: Book Title: Sumerians Book Author: Woolley, Leonard Book Language: English.

The book did not treat the political history of the Sumerian people or the nature of their social and economic institutions, nor did it give the reader any idea of the manner and method by which the Sumerians and their language were discovered and "resurrected/' It is primarily to fill these gaps that the present book was conceived and composed.

Angelic characteristics, the sun disc, and stories of the afterlife from the Book of the Dead hint strongly at an ancient Sumerian influence. Exactly how the Egyptians were in contact with the Sumerians, or which civilization was established first remains largely in debate.

• Civilization in Mesopotamia began in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.(page ) • Sumerians invented writing and made other important contributions to later peoples.(page ) • Sumerian city-states lost power when they were conquered by outsiders.

(page ) Locating Places Tigris River(TY•gruhs) Euphrates River(yu File Size: 2MB. The Sumerians formed the first cities and developed the first system of written language. The Babylonians created rules of law, the most famous of which is the Code of Hammurabi. The Assyrians showed their military strength through conquest and established the first cavalry units, or soldiers fighting on horseback.

The most famous of Sumerians is Gilgamesh, legendary king of Uruk. He is known due to the Epic of Gilgamesh, a collection of Sumerian legends, later translated and written down in tells about the adventure of Gilgamesh, his friendship with Enkidu, a wild man raised by animals, and his journey to obtain the secret of immortality.The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C.

This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about sor Kramer /5(95).This book introduces you to the Sumerians, a fascinating and famous ancient civilization.

Learn about the characteristics of the Sumerian civilization, including the food they ate, the houses in which they lived, the ways they hunted, the religion they studied, the eventual disappearance of this group of people and more.