The Ancient Near Eastern World

Hardcover | January 31, 2005

byAmanda H. Podany, Marni McGee

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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 mostfantastic invention of all-writing. The Ancient Near Eastern World is filled with the scribes, potters, sculptors, architects, schoolchildren, lawmakers, kings, queens, farmers, and priests who designed and created that world. The World in Ancient Times dusts off ancient artifacts and texts and assembles them anew as pieces of the never-ending puzzle we call ancient history. Readers become part of the process of historical investigation as they explore these primary sources, learning not just what we know but how we knowit. Accomplished historical novelists collaborate with leading historians and archaeologists to weave the most up-to-date scholarship into stories that are vivid, suspenseful, and fun. Grades 6-8

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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 mostfantastic invention of all-writing. The Ancient Near...

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 Qui...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 7.72 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:January 31, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195161599

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"This heavily illustrated volume focuses on artifacts uncovered by archaeologists and the human interest stories found in early writing."--School Library Journal, Curriculum Connections