The Ancient Near Eastern World / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press
What do the wheel, the law, and belief in a single god have in common? All of these ideas first came to people who lived in the ancient Near East. As if these revolutionary developments weren't enough to make a mark on world history, these ancient innovators also came up with the most fantastic invention of all-writing. The Ancient Near Eastern World is filled with the scribes, potters, sculptors, architects, school children, lawmakers, kings, queens, farmers, and priests who designed and created that world.
About the Author
Amanda H. Podany is Professor of history and director of the honors program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is the author ofThe Land of Hana: Kings, Chronology, and Scribal Tradition (CDL Press, 2002).
Marni McGee is the author ofThe Ancient Roman World (OUP, 2003), Forest Child (Green Tiger, 1995),The Quiet Farmer (Atheneum, 1991), andDiego Columbus: Adventures on the High Seas (Revell, 1992).