Babylon : Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization
by Paul Kriwaczek
Editor: ATLANTIC BOOKS
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In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of ancient Mesopotamia, from the first settlements around 5400 BC to the eclipse of Babylon by the Persians in the sixth century BC.It tells the rise and fall of the dynastic power during this period; it examines its many material, social and cultural innovations and inventions: The wheel, civil, engineering, brick construction, centralized state, division of labor, organization of religion, sculpture, education, mathematics, law and monumental buildingAt the heart of Kriwaczek’s masterly account, however, it was the glory of Babylon – “the gate of the gods” – that gloriously attained importance under the Amoréan king Hammurabi, who unified Babylon between 1800 and 1750 BC.While in Babylonian power of rise and fall over the centuries, it retained its cultural, religious and political importance from the center until its fall for the Great Cyrus of Persia in 539 BC.
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