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Publisher Comments:

"Saggs has a knack for drawing together the most telling details from the jumble of cultural data and presenting them in such a way that we truly see each culture as it was at its zenith, and its heritage to the world. An especially informative look at the cross-cultural development of writing....An accurate and lively picture of an area typically neglected by Western educators." Library Journal

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"This lively and authoritative book gives the general reader and student an introduction to most of the early civilizations of the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean." Andrew M.T. Moore, Yale University

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"A nimble and useful survey of pre-Greek and Roman antiquity....For those hard-pressed to keep abreast of the labors of the specialists, Saggs has done a favor — and done it briefly and accurately." Kirkus Reviews

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"Every page...shows the depth and precision only a master can achieve, a remarkable work of synthesis and interpretation....Saggs' writing is idiomatic and lucid." Choice

Review:

"Saggs takes technical archaeological findings and translates it into a history which is both scholarly and absorbing." Midwest Book Review

Description:

In this fascinating work, H. W. F. Saggs presents a wide-ranging survey of the greatest achievements of the ancient civilizations of the Near and Middle East — from the Phoenician alphabet to mathematics, astronomy, medicine, religion, and international law — and shows how their influence is still felt today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300044409
Author:
Saggs, H.W.F.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Middle East Civilization To 622.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
100-842
Publication Date:
1989
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
322 p., 16 p. of plates

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Product details 322 p., 16 p. of plates pages Yale University Press,1989. - English 9780300044409 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This lively and authoritative book gives the general reader and student an introduction to most of the early civilizations of the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean."
"Review" by , "A nimble and useful survey of pre-Greek and Roman antiquity....For those hard-pressed to keep abreast of the labors of the specialists, Saggs has done a favor — and done it briefly and accurately."
"Review" by , "Every page...shows the depth and precision only a master can achieve, a remarkable work of synthesis and interpretation....Saggs' writing is idiomatic and lucid."
"Review" by , "Saggs takes technical archaeological findings and translates it into a history which is both scholarly and absorbing."
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