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Seller: ancientgifts (4,688) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 383222567870 Peoples of the Past: Babylonians by H.W.F. Saggs. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 192 pages. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; (1995). Dimensions: 9¾ x 7 inches; 1¾ pounds. Babylon stands with Athens and Rome as a cultural ancestor of western civilization. It was founded by the people of ancient Mesopotamia, who settled in the fertile crescent between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers before the fourth millennium B.C. Some of the earliest experiments in agriculture and irrigation, the invention of writing, the birth of mathematics and the development of urban life all began there. Biblical associations are also numerous, from Nineveh to the Tower of Babel and the Flood. In "Babylonians", H. W. F. Saggs describes the ebb and flow in the successive fortunes of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Amorites, and Babylonians who flourished in this region. Using evidence from pottery, cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, early architecture and metallurgy, he illuminates the myths, religion, languages, trade, politics, and warfare, as well as the legacy, of the Babylonians and their predecessors. During the twentieth century, collaboration by archaeologists from many nations has greatly increased the range of archaeological evidence, while work by linguists has gradually unlocked the secrets of the thousands of clay tablets recovered from the area. Today the historical record for some periods of ancient Mesopotamia is substantially better than for some centuries of Europe in the Christian era. Gaps and uncertainties remain, but Babylonians conveys a rich and fascinating picture of the development of this remarkable civilization from before the beginning of the third millennium B.C. CONDITION: NEW. New hardcover w/dustjacket. University of Oklahoma (1995) 192 pages. Unblemished except for very mild edge and corner shelfwear to dustjacket and covers. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a bookstore environment wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1681b. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: The people of ancient Mesopotamia, who settled in the "fertile crescent" between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers before the fourth millennium B.C., laid the foundations of Western civilization. Some of the earliest experiments in agriculture and irrigation, the invention of writing, the birth of mathematics and the development of urban life began there. Many fundamental developments in human society; from hunter-gatherer to farmer, from village to city-state; first occurred in this area. Biblical associations also are numerous, from Nineveh to the Tower of Babel and the Flood. Professor H. W. F. Saggs describes the ebb and flow in the successive fortunes of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Amorites and Babylonians. Using evidence from pottery, cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, early architecture and metallurgy; he illuminates the myths, religion, languages, trade, politics and warfare, as well as the legacy, of the Babylonians and their predecessors. Professor Henry W. F. Saggs is Professor Emeritus of Semitic Languages at University College, Cardiff, and the author of numerous books including "Civilization before Greece and Rome" (1989), "The Might that was Assyria" (1984), and "The Greatness that was Babylon" (1962). PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Saggs describes the ebb and flow in the fortunes of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Amorites, and Babylonians, emphasizing their achievements in the formation of the city-state and the development of writing. Using evidence from pottery, cuneiform tablets, and early architecture, and numerous black-and-white and color photos, he illuminates the myths, religion, politics, and warfare of the Babylonians, and puts the numerous Biblical references to the Babylonian Empire in historical perspective. REVIEW: H. W. F. Saggs' Babylonians is recommended for college-level students of ancient Mesopotamia: Professor Saggs uses evidence from pottery, architecture and metallurgy to recreate and examine the myths, religions, language, trade, politics, and warfare of the Babylonians and the predecessors. The book contains 12 color and 84 black-and-white illustrations as well as two maps. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Saggs puts together a very intriguing review of life in Early Mesopotamia, using archaeological evidence and historical texts. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I highly recommend this book to any student doing research on the early settlements in the Sumer and Akkad region. The book covers briefly the Uruk period and in much more detail the Agade, Ur III, and Old Babylonian periods. Another book that you would also find of great interest is H. Crawford's book called "Sumer and the Sumerians". She examines the Uruk period in more detail than Saggs. Both books are of great value to professor, student, and history enthusiast alike. REVIEW: Highly recommended for style and information. I found myself unable to put this book down. However, I feel that the title is a bit misleading in that while it does cover the Babylonians it also covers a whole lot more. To me the book served as an excellent summary of the history of ancient Mesopotamia from the Sumerians right on through the Babylonians. I borrowed it from the university library and ordered my own copy after I had read it. REVIEW: This book really dishes out the skinny on ancient Mesopatamia. Saggs begins by describing the archaeologists and historians who rediscovered a lot of the ancient Mesopotamian history. Then he relates that history from the Neolithic all the way to the end of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. Saggs' style is quite lucid and the pictures add a lot to the material Saggs presents in this work. He really does an awesome job at introducing the amazing civilizations that made up ancient Mesopotamia. I highly recommend this book. SHIPPING & RETURNS/REFUNDS: We always ship books domestically (within the USA) via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). Most international orders cost an additional $9.99 to $37.99 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer. There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Our postage charges are as reasonable as USPS rates allow. 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ABOUT US: Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." Condition: New and unread but slightly shelfworn. See detailed description below., Material: Paper, Provenance: Ancient Babylon, Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; (1995), Format: Hardcover with dustjacket, Length: 192 pages, Dimensions: 9¾ x 7 inches; 1¾ pounds

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