Autor: David Wengrow
ISBN-13: 9780199699421
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 217
Format: 195x128x25 mm
Sprache: Englisch

What Makes Civilization?

The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West
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Chronological Chart; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction: a clash of civilizations?; Part One: The Cauldron of Civilization; 1 Camouflaged Borrowings; 2 On the Trail of Blue-Haired Gods; 3 Neolithic Worlds; 4 The (First) Global Village; 5 Origin of Cities; 6 From the Ganges to the Danube: the Bronze Age; 7 Cosmology and Commerce; 8 The Labours of Kingship; Part Two: Forgetting the Old Regime; 9 Enlightenment from a Dark Source; 10 Ruined Regimes: Egypt at the Revolution; Conclusion: What Makes Civilization?; Further Reading; Index
A vivid new account of the 'birth of civilization' in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia where many of the foundations of modern life were laid
Autor: David Wengrow
David Wengrow is Professor of Comparative Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He trained in archaeology and anthropology at the University of Oxford, and has conducted fieldwork in both Africa and the Middle East. His research explores early cultural transformations across the boundaries of Asia, Africa, and Europe, including the emergence of the first farming societies, states, and systems of writing. He has also written on the history of archaeological thought and the role of the remote past in shaping modern political identities. His past appointments include Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford, and Frankfort Fellow in Near Eastern Art and Archaeology at the Warburg Institute, London.

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Autor: David Wengrow
ISBN-13:: 9780199699421
ISBN: 0199699429
Erscheinungsjahr: 25.01.2018
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 281g
Seiten: 217
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 195x128x25 mm, 20 black and white plates; 6 maps