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This is an auction for BABYLON: MESOPOTAMIA AND THE BIRTH OF CIVILIZATION: by Paul Kriwaczek.

“The lively mixture of topicality, politics, history, myth and culture in is typical of Babylon at its best.”
- The Independent

“Historical detail gives authority to this tale of human misery and military magnificence.”
- The Times

“An eloquent and consistently thought-provoking account of ancient Mesopotamia.”
- Scotland on Sunday

Amazon.com review:

"Civilization was born 8000 years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements 7000 years ago to the eclipse of Babylon in the sixth century BCE. Bringing the people of this land to life in vibrant detail, the author chronicles the rise and fall of power during this period and explores the political and social systems, as well as the technical and cultural innovations, which made this land extraordinary. At the heart of this book is the story of Babylon, which rose to prominence under the Amorite king Hammurabi from about 1800 BCE. Even as Babylon's fortunes waxed and waned, it never lost its allure as the ancient world's greatest city. Engaging and compelling, Babylon reveals the splendour of the ancient world that laid the foundation for civilization itself."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Paul Kriwaczek wrote, produced, and directed for the BBC for 35 years.

Large format (trade) paperback 2014.

253 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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