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Imagining Babylon : The Modern Story of an Ancient City (Hardcover) (Mario Liverani)

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The nucleus of his study is Greater Mesopotamia in the period 3500 to 500 BC, says Liverani, but it shades back to proto-historic and forward as far as Islamic times. Geographically it ranges from Egypt and the Aegean to Iran, to southern Arabia, to the valley of the Indus, and to Central Asia. His concern is with the various efforts to reconstruct the capital city of this time and place, Babylon, by modern scientists. He covers rediscovery and perplexity, acceptance and modification, the season of theoretical models, the new models in practice, modernity: new approaches and new settings, and post-modernity: computerization and deconstruction. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 488
Genre: History
Series Title: Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records Saner
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Author: Mario Liverani
Language: English
Street Date: July 11, 2016
TCIN: 52393287
UPC: 9781614516026
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-3131
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