- Lexile Measure: 1510L (What's this?)
- Series: Legacy Series
- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 9, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0198149468
- ISBN-13: 978-0198149460
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,461,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Legacy of Mesopotamia (Legacy Series)
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"The Legacy of Mesopotamia is a treasure chest of surprises....we are all in debt to Professor Dalley and her colleagues for providing us with so comprehensive and lucid a guide to the evidence and scholarship on cultural interaction between Mesopotamia and her neighbors."--Ancient History Bulletin
About the Author
Stephanie Dalley, Shillito Fellow in Assyriology at the Oriental Institute; Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, Oxford.
Top customer reviews
Ms Dalley's book has very astutely documented that mesopotamia plus egypt are the twin cradle of all civilization now sold as Judeo-christan, hinduic, islamic of even ' Abrahamic'. Her linkages of Biblical plagiarism with babylonian creationism is extra ordinary though with tremendous respect--still utilizing the judaic chronologies of David/Solomoan--though non historic.
Interestingly she too questions the persistence of linguistic racism, ie semitic, indo-euro-aryan, hametic language bonded with Noahs' 3 race formula; Off course, that is the only assumption that keeps the " Abrahamic" priescraft/establishment in bussiness. But she certainely lacks necessary boldness to ' attack' linguistic race assumtion or i have missed out even in 2 readings. A need for new language classification free of racisms is very much desirable. Languages with inflections , Sanskrit, arabic, latine be in one group as inflection must have appeared in desert/ water scarcity culture as noted by me in " urdu/hindi an artificial, mespotamian root".
Her book is a real treasure for anyone remotely interested in history of man and his culture