- Gebundene Ausgabe: 688 Seiten
- Verlag: Routledge Worlds (29. November 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0415569672
- ISBN-13: 978-0415569675
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,8 x 3,8 x 24,6 cm
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The Sumerian World (Routledge Worlds) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 29. November 2012
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'Coming at a crucial time for the archaeology of Iraq, "The Sumerian World" breathes new life into the study of the earliest known urban civilization. Its chapters combine the best of established scholarship with fresh perspectives from a new generation of experts. Especially impressive is its broad definition of the Sumerian world as encompassing relations with neighboring cultures and societies, a refreshing departure from the more inward-looking approaches of the past. This skillfully crafted volume will be required reading for students and researchers of the ancient world, and also for art historians and archaeologists with an interest in this formative period of world history'. - David Wengrow, Professor of Comparative Archaeology, University College London, UK
"This magnificent volume, written by an impressive group of scholars both senior and up-and-coming shows that knowledge of ancient Mesopotamia has not only been maintained, it continues to grow. Far more than a summary of scholarly consensus, this volume presents significant new insights into the cities and landscapes of Sumer and the trade relationships with the areas and cultures that were its neighbors. The volume s discussions of city plans, art, cuneiform texts, cultural traditions, administrative systems, and satellite images showing natural landscapes present a rich and authoritative view of this ancient civilization. Like any volume of this scale, students and scholars will learn a great deal at the same time as they find challenging ideas to debate. When Iraq is once again accessible to archaeological and historical research, this volume will provide a significant starting point for new generations of scholarship. In the meantime, it is the state of the art in Sumerian studies." - Geoff Emberling, University of Michigan, USA
"The renowned archaeologist Harriet Crawford has gathered 32 specialists on the history, archaeology and languages of early Mesopotamia who approach the 'Sumerian P
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Harriet Crawford is Professor Emerita at UCL s Institute of Archaeology and is currently an honorary Visiting Professor at UCL and a senior fellow at the McDonald Institute, Cambridge. She is a specialist in the archaeology of the Sumerians and has worked widely in Iraq and the Gulf. She is the author of Sumer and the Sumerians (second edition, 2004).
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I would recommend this book to any person with at least a BA in archaeology and from what I have heard, the book answers questions that might be of use to researchers of the Sumerian archaeology, writing, culture, history, development of civilization, the legal system, the possibility that the Sumerians may have developed a government close in form to a democracy, and which leaders were thought to be deities and which not.
I will incorporate the book into my tours of the museum.
The most amusing editing errors are 2036–2928 for the reign of Shu-Sin (p. 570), and “Mayan” for “Magan,” p. 592. Ironically (especially given the poor organization of her _Sumer and the Sumerians_), the worst-edited chapter would seem to be the editor’s own, with, e.g., two errors (capitalization and spurious comma) in a single sentence, the last of the Ur III section on p.457.
This is not quite a popular work on the Sumerians for the man in the street. The intended audience is an academic one. However, much of the book will prove quite accessible to educated readers who are not closely involved in the field. Some chapters deal with the dry details of archaeological digs, but most offer a comprehensive reconstruction of Sumerian life. The past century has seen a number of surveys of the Sumerian world, but a refreshing strength of this particular book is its wealth of information on the everyday life of Sumerians, not just dry accounts of kings and military campaigns. Thus we get a chapter on how women lived and what agency they had, a very detailed description of Sumerian fashion, and funeral rituals. The contributors on Sumerian government deal not only with lofty regal matters, but also chart Sumerian calendars and timekeeping and disputes between the "little people" of those centuries.
For me as an outsider to Sumerian studies, one of the most interesting aspects of these chapters is certain aspects of Sumerian life are sometimes reconstructed by examining the lifestyle of the 20th-century Marsh Arabs. It is believed that so much of the material culture of the Sumerian persisted in the area down the millennia almost to our time. The book is in fact capped with a personal recollection of the Marsh Arabs by Azzam Alwash, who spent a great deal of time in the region before Saddam Hussein drained the marshes and killed off this ancient culture in the 1990s.