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The Cambridge Ancient History vol 1 - Egypt and Babylonia to 1580 BC (Annotated) [Kindle Edition]

J.B. Bury
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- Annotated with suggested further reading and inline links to additional web content.

Volume 1 deals with the history of the Near East to about 1580 B.C. In Egypt, a long period of political unification and stability enabled the kings of the Old Kingdom to develop and exploit natural resources, to mobilize both the manpower and the technical skill to build the pyramids, and to encourage sculptors in the production of works of superlative quality. After a period of anarchy and civil war at the end of the Sixth Dynasty the local rulers of Thebes established the so-called Middle Kingdom, restoring an age of political calm in which the arts could again flourish. In Western Asia, Babylonia was the main centre and source of civilisation, and her moral, though not always her military, hegemony was recognized and accepted by the surrounding countries of Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Assyria and Elam. The history of the region is traced from the late Uruk and Jamdat Nasr periods up to the rise of Hammurabi, the most significant developments being the invention of writing in the Uruk period, the emergence of the Semites as a political factor under Sargon, and the success of the centralized bureaucracy under the Third Dynasty of Ur.

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  • File Size: 1137 KB
  • Print Length: 658 pages
  • Publisher: Plantagenet Publishing (July 10, 2011)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005C20AYM
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1.0 out of 5 stars Amazon has a lot to learn. January 28, 2012
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Here is yet another example of a "Kindle "Book" that does not deserve to be called a book. In may cases it is because plates don't match references in the book, or, as here, the table of contents doesn't work. PAY ATTENTION AMAZON: become a real published or listen to the tap taps of departing customers.
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Very outdated (Piltdown man included!) and somewhat overloaded with unimportant names impossible to retain, but dirt cheap on Kindle!
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1.0 out of 5 stars date of first publication March 6, 2013
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From reading the preface it is clear this book could not have been published later than 1930 ,why does Amazon not make this clear in the book description.
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