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Living in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Authored by: Norman Bancroft Hunt
  • From the Series: Living in the Ancient World
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816063370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6337-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 935
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 96


Living in Ancient Mesopotamia covers the period from 4000 BCE (Sumer) and 1000 to 500 BCE (Assyria and Babylonia). It examines the day-to-day lives of ancient Mesopotamians, from kings and priests to slaves. The structures of the family and government are explained, as well as the effects on Mesopotamian law of several major rulers. Particular attention is paid to the contribution of Sumerian culture, including the plow, the pottery wheel, copper and bronze smithing, writing, and mathematics.

With timelines, maps, detailed photography, and full-color illustrations, Living in Ancient Mesopotamia is an engaging reference for young adults that brings the ancient world to life.

Chapters include:

  • The Sumerians
  • Creating Order
  • The Age of Super-States
  • New Babylonia.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Maps. Glossary. Cross-references. Timeline. Index.

About the Author(s)

Norman Bancroft Hunt worked as a designer/illustrator and author in England, Germany, and the United States, where he specialized in the study of Native American cultures. Among his many publications are the award-winning People of the Totem and Warriors, as well as the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Native America. A doctor of historical and theoretical studies and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Bancroft Hunt lectured on visual theory and was also a consultant for major international publishers and European museums.

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