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Why Mesopotamia Matters

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Samuel Noah Kramer’s writings, although now outdated and largely ignored, at the time gave the field a prominent profile in the outside world. Kramer’s “popularizing” approach is revisited and given a sophisticated updating.


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Published Online: 2016-11-29
Published in Print: 2016-12-1

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