City historical past starts off in historic Mesopotamia. during this quantity Marc Van de Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest towns which, for millennia, encouraged the remainder of the traditional international. the writer argues that the town decided each point of Mesopotamian civilization, and the political and social constitution, financial system, literature, and humanities of Mesopotamian tradition can't be understood with out acknowledging their city background.
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