Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

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$20.99  $19.31
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
338
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250054166

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About the Author

PAUL KRIWACZEK was born in Vienna. He travelled extensively in Asia and Africa before developing a career in broadcasting and journalist. In 1970, he joined the BBC full-time and wrote, produced, and directed for twenty-five years. He also served as head of Central Asian Affairs at the BBC World Service. He is the author of Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation, which was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Award, as well as In Search of Zarathustra: The First Prophet and the Ideas that Changed the World.

Reviews

"The lively mixture of topicality, politics, history, myth and culture in this anecdote is typical of Babylon at its best." --The Independent (UK)

"Historical detail gives authority to this tale of human misery and military magnificence." --The Times (UK)

"Eloquent and consistently thought-provoking account of ancient Mesopotamia." --Scotland on Sunday

"An outstanding survey of a civilization that endured against great odds but has now essentially vanished." --Booklist (starred) on Yiddish Civilisation

"A landmark book." --Library Journal on In Search of Zarathustra

"Lively and fast-paced." --Publishers Weekly on In Search of Zarathustra