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Author Orlin, Louis L. (Louis Lawrence)
Title Life and thought in the ancient Near East / Louis L. Orlin.
Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2007.

Author Orlin, Louis L. (Louis Lawrence)
Subject Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622.
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-227) and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Mesopotamia -- In the Tablet Houses of Mesopotamia -- New Year's Day in Babylon -- Decoding the Hammurabi Law Code -- On the Lighter Side of Mesopotamia: A Glimpse into Sumerian Palace and Temple Household Life -- Wild Animals and Game Parks -- Archaeology: The "Cold Case File" of the Historian -- Egypt -- Theme and Variations on Herodotus's Statement That "Egypt Is the Gift of the Nile" -- On the Essential Cosmic Rhythms of Ancient Egyptian Life -- Palestinian Corridor -- Seagoing Phoenicians -- From Tribal Coalition to Statehood in Ancient Israel -- Ancient Persia and a Tale of Two Cities: Athens and Jerusalem in the Fifth Century -- On Nomads and Nomadism -- Anatolia -- Old Assyrian Trading Enterprise in Asia Minor -- On Chariot Warfare -- Some Observations on Ancient Near Eastern Treaties -- When Princes Squabble: A Royal Dispute in Central Anatolia -- Some Literary Observations -- On the Greatness of Gilgamesh as an Ancient Near Eastern Epic -- Reflections on Ancient Near Eastern Myth -- Wisdom Literature -- Translating an Old Babylonian Poem: "Prayer to the Gods of Night" -- Physical Background: Landforms, Climate, and Hydrology of the Near East -- Historical Background: The Setting of Prehistoric Cultural Development in Mesopotamia and Egypt -- Civic Background: Cities and Gods in the Ancient Near East -- Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Israel -- Languages and Literature -- Brief Note on Languages -- General View of Ancient Near Eastern Literature -- Decipherments -- Decipherment of Cuneiform Writing -- Discovery of Hittite Civilization and the Decipherment of Hittite -- Conclusion: Who Will Know about Us When We're Gone? -- Summary of Culture Growth in Mesopotamia and Egypt.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9780472025893 ebook
0472069926 pbk. : alk. paper
0472099922 alk. paper
9780472069927 pbk. : alk. paper
9780472099924 alk. paper
ISBN/ISSN 10.3998/mpub.178904
OCLC # 1195817337
Additional Format Print version: Life and thought in the ancient Near East Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2007. 9780472099924 (alk. paper) (DLC) 2007001728

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