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    PDF READ Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization A book such as this perhaps merits some discussion of ualifications I am not the best reviewer for this volume While I have studied Sumerian a little I do not read 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

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    characters Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization PDF READ Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization presents a challenging read for anyone interested in the nations of Assyria and Babylonia not because the information presented is erroneous or out of date but because Oppenheim is

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    PDF READ Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ã A. Leo Oppenheim characters Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization Although full of interesting information I didn't find this an easy read by any standards There is loads of useful materia

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    A. Leo Oppenheim ã 3 summary PDF READ Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization very readable for an ancient history book Oppenheim was very frank about not knowing everything He often ended a paragraph with But we're not

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    characters Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization A. Leo Oppenheim ã 3 summary PDF READ Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization Not a good introductory historical text Lots of rambling speculation that never coheres into defensible conclusions about the subject

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A. Leo Oppenheim ã 3 summary review Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization 103 This splendid work of scholarship sums up with economy and power all that the written 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 has received 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. A book such as this perhaps merits some discussion of ualifications I am not the best reviewer for this volume While I have studied Sumerian a little I do not read 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 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 a reflection of the concerns speculations uestions of one man treats only one of the several ancient Mesopotamian civilisations that of Akkadian speaking Assyria Babylon For a general overview of the field the usual reference is Jack Sasson s Civilizations of the Ancient Near East which covers both Mesopotamia Egypt while I m not aware of a thorough general history than Marc Van De Mieroop s A History of the Ancient Near 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 read this book on my own but I am very grateful that my Sumerian professor recommended it to our class I would without hesitation pass that recommendation on to any budding Assyriologist My copy is thoroly marked up I ll be re 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 second read after one has a bit of grounding in the general history of Mesopotamia ca 4000 330

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Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization

A. Leo Oppenheim ã 3 summary review Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization 103 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 revisions he had begunTo any serious student of Mesopotamian civilization this is one of the most valuable books ever written. Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization presents a challenging read for anyone interested in the nations of Assyria and Babylonia not because the information presented is erroneous or out of date but because Oppenheim is brutally honest about the state of our knowledge on Mesopotamia and the dangers of jumping to speculative conclusions Oppenheim s work is not for those who are prone to flights of fancy The writing is dry and scholarly certainly intended for the serious student of anthropology or archaeology over that of comparative religion and mythology You won t find any unsubstantiated claims in this book nor will you find the author voicing his own personal pet theories From the opening chapter to the short epilogue Oppenheim practices a structured conservatism regarding the material

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A. Leo Oppenheim ã 3 summary review Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization 103 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 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. Great read Published in 60 s and re edited in 70 s but still worth recommending It s good for Assyriologists beginners but also a good book for advanced ones it reminds 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 research Let me take a breath and 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

  • Paperback
  • 462
  • Ancient Mesopotamia Portrait of a Dead Civilization
  • A. Leo Oppenheim
  • English
  • 16 March 2018
  • 9780226631875