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Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

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Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape - Algaze, Guillermo
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Algaze s first book, "The Uruk World System"(Chicago 1993, 2nd ed. 2005), is the story of how an urban based power expanded outward to become the largest empire in the early civilized world for almost a thousand years beginning around 4000 BC. There Algaze focuses on the dynamics of this expansion and shows how Uruk s increasing economic dependence on the periphery of the empire for essential materials and as a source of cheap labor ultimately led to the whole empire s demise, though its influence lived on in northern ...

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Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape 2014, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226142371

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Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape 2008, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226013770

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