Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

Paul Kriwaczek

Civilization used to be born 8 thousand years in the past, among the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, while migrants from the encircling mountains and deserts started to create more and more refined city societies. within the towns that they equipped, half human heritage happened.

In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the tale of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements seven thousand years in the past to the eclipse of Babylon within the 6th century BCE. Bringing the folks of this land to lifestyles in bright element, the writer chronicles the increase and fall of strength in this interval and explores the political and social platforms, in addition to the technical and cultural concepts, which made this land notable. on the middle of this ebook is the tale of Babylon, which rose to prominence below the Amorite king Hammurabi from approximately 1800 BCE. whilst Babylon's fortunes waxed and waned, it by no means misplaced its attract because the historic world's maximum urban.

Engaging and compelling, Babylon reveals the elegance of the traditional international that laid the root for civilization itself.

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