Free ead ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ A. Leo OppenheimA book such as this perhaps merits some discussion of ualifications I am not the best Personnel Management in Government reviewer for this volume While I have studied Sumerian a little I do notead Akkadian or any other Ancient Near Eastern language nor do I have a background in Mesopotamian arts or the area s archaeology I ve also never before written a book Out of This World reviewThat said my engagement in Sumerology is perhaps enough to justify my venturing a few thoughts for the general public for the beginning AssyriologistThe book is nothing close to a history of ancient Mesopotamia nor is it a general overview of the field of Assyriology It is instead aeflection of the concerns speculations Uestions Of One Man Treats of one man treats one of the several ancient Mesopotamian civilisations that of Akkadian speaking Assyria Babylon For a general overview of the field the usual eference is Jack Sasson s Civilizations of the Ancient usual eference
IS JACK SASSON S CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT EASTJack Sasson s Civilizations of the Ancient East covers both Mesopotamia Egypt while I m not aware of a tho. This splendid work of scholarship sums up with economy and power all that the written The Child of the Soul and Other Stories record so far deciphered has to tell about the ancient and complementary civilizations of Babylon and Assyria Edward B Garside New York Times Book ReviewAncient Mesopotamia the area now called Ira haseceived less attention than ancient Egypt and other long extinct and spectacular civilizations But numerous small clay tablets buried in the desert soil for thousands of years make it possible for us to know about th. Rough general history than Marc
De Mieroop S A History The Ancient s A History of the Ancient EastBut what it is is amazing As editor of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary almost of a cultural encyclop dia than a mere dictionary Oppenheim had a stunning familiarity with Akkadian cuneiform tablets The things he wonders about are lines of thought that merit full exploration for future generations of Assyriologists Many of his uestions are uestions we still need to ask about Mesopotamian cultures I likely would not have Childrens Phantasies read this book on my own but I am very grateful that my Sumerian professorecommended it to our class I would without hesitation pass that ecommendation on to any budding Assyriologist My copy is thoroly marked up I ll be e The Soviet Union reading the book to try to absorb of Oppenheim s thoughtThat said I do not think that it s a good general introduction to the field for the non specialist It might be a good secondead after one has a bit of grounding in the gener. E people of ancient Mesopotamia than any other land in the early Near EastProfessor Oppenheim who studied these tablets for than thirty years used his intimate knowledge of long dead languages to put together a distinctively personal picture of the Mesopotamians of some three thousand years ago Following Oppenheim's death Erica Reiner used the author's outline to complete the evisions he had begunTo any serious student of Mesopotamian civilization this is used the author's outline to complete the evisions he had begunTo any serious student of Mesopotamian civilization this is of the most valuable books ever written. ,VAN DE MIEROOP S A HISTORY
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330 Great Science, Technology and Culture read Published in 60 s ande edited in 70 S But Still WorthGreat No Beast So Fierce read Published in 60 s ande edited in 70 S But Still Worth but still worth It s good for Assyriologists beginners but also a good book for advanced ones it eminds you about bigger picture of Mesopotamian culture and civilization Of course some parts are out of date but they are pretty insiginficant or easy to spotFor me this book was a nice break from my own esearch Let me take a breath and Last Chance Bride reminded me to stay humbleAlso a great example of what happens when too well educated Germans write in English from the scratch so many sofisiticated words veryeadable for an ancient history book Oppenheim was very frank about not KNOWING EVERYTHING HE OFTEN ENDED A everything He often ended a with But we Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy re not sure I liked how he used Bible uotes to corroborate other sources Most people think of the Old Testament in terms ofeligion but Oppenheim picked out facts about the culture and laws that existed in the areas he wrote about. Leonard Cottrell Book WeekLeo Oppenheim has made a bold brave pioneering attempt to present a synthesis of the vast mass of philological and archaeological data that have accumulated over the past hundred years in the field of Assyriological Lawman Lover (Outlaws, research Samuel Noah Kramer ArchaeologyA Leo Oppenheim one of the most distinguished Assyriologists of our time was editor in charge of the Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute and John A Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Chicag.
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