History begins at Sumer

thirty-nine firsts in man"s recorded history
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University of Pennsylvania Press , Philadelphia
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StatementSamuel Noah Kramer
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Paginationxxvii, 388 p. :
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ISBN 100812278127, 0812212762
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I had fun reading Samuel Noah Kramer's book "History Begins at Sumer". This isn't a typical history book. It doesn't go into any detail at all about the different city-states of Sumer, who ruled what lands, where Sumer was, or even mention any dates or events of any widespread significance, by: History Begins at Sumer is the classic account of the achievements of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq during the third millennium B.C.

They were the developers of the cuneiform system of writing, perhaps their greatest contribution to civilization, which allowed laws and literature to be recorded for the first time. The structure of this book -- a series of essays, each about one subject for which Sumer is the first documented instance -- is an approachable way to handle a survey of Sumerian history.

The downside of course is that you get more of a puzzle piece view of the topic than a comprehensive one/5(56). This item: History Begins at Sumer (Doubleday Anchor Books, A) by Samuel Noah Kramer Paperback $ Only 1 left in stock - order soon.

Ships from and sold by turningnewleaf/5(8). LibraryThing Review User Review - fundevogel - LibraryThing. History Begins at Sumer was the first book I've read about Sumer, and it's fifty years old so I'm sure there are more up to date books and considering the very specialized purpose there must also be 4/5(1).

History Begins at Sumer is the classic account of the achievements of the Sumerians, who lived in what is now southern Iraq during the third millennium B.C. They were the developers of the cuneiform system of writing, perhaps their greatest contribution to civilization, which allowed laws and literature to be recorded for the first : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

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The first formal educational system. The first tax cut. The first love song. The answers were found in excavations of ancient Sumer, a society so developed, resourceful, and enterprising that it, in a sense, created history. All in all, "History Begins at Sumer" provides a well-rounded perspective of Sumerian spirituality and culture.

However, since this book is really a collection of independent, stand-alone essays, the reader may find it difficult at times to extract a unified impression of what the author was trying to express.

The year saw the publication of my book From the Tablets of Sumer, since revised, reprinted, and translated into numerous languages under the title History Begins at Sumer. It consisted of twenty-odd disparate essays united by a common theme "firsts" in man s recorded history and culture.

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History Begins at Sumer was the first book I've read about Sumer, and it's fifty years old so I'm sure there are more up to date books and considering the very specialized purpose there must also be 4/5(1).

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London, Thames & Hudson [] (OCoLC) The history of Sumer, taken to include the prehistoric Ubaid and Uruk periods, spans the 5th to 3rd millennia BCE, ending with the downfall of the Third Dynasty of Ur around BCE, followed by a transitional period of Amorite states before the rise of Babylonia in the 18th century BCE.

The first settlement in southern Mesopotamia was Sumerians claimed that their civilization had. History Begins at Sumer: Twenty-Seven Firsts in Man's Recorded History by Samuel N.

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/1e (25 firsts), /2e (27 firsts) /3e. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN Kramer, Samuel Noah. The Sumerians: Their History, Culture and Character.

Chicago, IL: University of. History Begins at Sumer Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History Samuel Noah Kramer. | Third Edition pages | Cloth $ | Paper $ History View main book page. Table of Contents. Preface to the First Edition List of Illustrations Photographic Sources Introduction.

Chapter 1 Education: The First Schools. History Begins at Sumer by Samuel Noah, Kramer, SeptemberDoubleDay edition. Read this book on Questia. History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History - 3rd Rev. Edition by Samuel Noah Kramer, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History ().

The book presents a cross section of the Sumerian "firsts" in all the major fields of human endeavor, including government and politics, education and literature, philosophy and ethics, law and justice, agriculture and medicine, even love and y Begins at Sumer is the classic account of the achievements of the Sumerians, who lived.

History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-nine Firsts in Recorded History page: 1. 36 2 3 >> log in. join. share: Swills +4 more posted on Jun, 24 @ PM link. Here's a great book about the Sumerians. A society of people that seemed to arrive over night and got a lot of things right the first time.

Truly amazing culture. If you're into ancient. History Begins at Sumer. Author Kramer, Samuel Noah, Format/binding Soft cover Book condition Used - Very Good Quantity available 1 Binding Paperback ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Doubleday Place of Publication U.S.A.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 5. Samuel Noah Kramer, "Schooldays: A Sumerian Composition Relating to the Education of a Scribe," Journal of the American Oriental Soci vol. 4 (Oct-Dec ): Kramer's extended commentary is also in his book, History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, ), 3–   History Begins at Sumer is the classic account of the achievements of the Sumerians, who lived in what is virsts southern Iraq during the third millennium B.

They were the developers of the cuneiform system of writing, perhaps their greatest contribution to civilization, which allowed laws and literature to be recorded for the first time. (from Kramer, Samuel Noah, History Begins at Sumer, New York: Anchor Books,Page ) Inanna and the Lions, a Sumerian Design This clearly describes a time when people lived together in peace, did not fight against Nature, and believed in one God, Enlil.

The Sumerian creation myth can be found on a tablet in Nippur, an ancient Mesopotamian city founded in approximately BC. The creation of Earth (Enuma Elish) according to the Sumerian tablets begins like this: When in the height heaven was not named, And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name, And the primeval Apsu, who begat them.

History Begins at Sumer ~~ Paul V. Hartman ~~ For nomadic hunter-gatherers to settle in one spot, and thus establish a "civilization" with all that entails, including a written history, it is necessary that the ground produce either all of the food or a sufficient supplement to that which is hunted.THE OLD TESTAMENT BEGINS AT SUMER "The most difficult and the most obscure of the sacred books, Genesis, contains as many secrets as words, and each word conceals several others."the existence of god-kings, the coming of the Deluge, and many of the subsequent events of recorded history.History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History (Book) Book Details.

ISBN. Title. History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History. Author. Kramer, Samuel Noah. Publisher. University of Pennsylvania Press.

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