What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Maps and Illustrations viii
  • Chronology Chart xii
  • Preface and Acknowledgements xiii
  • Introduction - A Clash of Civilizations? 1
  • Part I - The Cauldron of Civilization 17
  • 1 - Camouflaged Borrowings 19
  • 2 - On the Trail of Blue-Haired Gods 32
  • 3 - Neolithic Worlds 39
  • 4 - The (First) Global Village 54
  • 5 - Origin of Cities 66
  • 6 - From the Ganges to the Danube- The Bronze Age 88
  • 7 - Cosmology and Commerce 109
  • 8 - The Labours of Kingship 125
  • Part II - Forgetting the Old Regime 151
  • 9 - Enlightenment from a Dark Source 153
  • 10 - Ruined Regimes- Egypt at the Revolution 163
  • Conclusion - What Makes Civilization? 174
  • Further Reading 177
  • Picture Acknowledgements 209
  • Index 211
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