The Sumerians

Their History, Culture, and Character (Phoenix Books)

The Sumerians (Paperback, 1971, University Of Chicago Press)

Paperback, 372 pages

English language

Published Feb. 15, 1971 by University Of Chicago Press.


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A depiction of the Sumerian civilization in ancient Mesopotamia based on excavated literary tablets. Describes all that was understood about the civilization at the time of its writing. Tells of how the Sumerians were found from archaeological studies and then goes into interpretation of their history, society, religion, literature, education, character, and legacy among later cultures.


  • Middle & Near Eastern archaeology
  • World history: BCE to c 500 CE
  • Ancient - General
  • Essays & Travelogues
  • General
  • Travel / Essays & Travelogues
  • Sociology
  • Sumerians