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Mesopotamia: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Mesopotamian History and Civilizations, Including the Sumerians and Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh, Ur, Assyrians, Babylon, Hammurabi and the Persian Empire

Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

If you want to discover the remarkable history of Mesopotamia, then pay attention... 

Seven captivating manuscripts in one audiobook: 

  • Sumerians: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Sumerian History, Sumerian Mythology and the Mesopotamian Empire of the Sumer Civilization
  • Gilgamesh: A Captivating Guide to Gilgamesh the King and the Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Assyrian History: A Captivating Guide to the Assyrians and Their Powerful Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia
  • Hammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi
  • The Persian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar Dynasties

Taken together, the civilizations of Sumer, Assyria, and Persia have helped form the modern makeup of Mesopotamia, western Asia, and the world. However, to really understand why things are the way they are, it’s important to break up this historical timeline and spend some time learning about each society. Only by doing this will you be able to fully appreciate the powerful impact these ancient peoples had on our modern world.  

So if you want to learn more about Mesopotamia, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button! 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Informative book about the Persian Empire

This is a gift and I did not expect that with the huge volume it contains so much interest and information given in an interesting way. I recommend it for everyone interested in the history of the Hammurabi and the Persian Empire.

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A Good Guide to Ancient Mesopotamian

Very very informative over 21 hours and well written book about a phase of history that is so often overlooked.

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I was very much interested

I see there is always new material coming out,I believe upon these subject one can lose one self,be Ouse there is no end

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An Ancient Mesopotamian History

It is very interesting, and Captivating History authors definitely have there own research pattern, which I found increasingly interesting in their all history books.

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Polytheism to monotheism.

There from the first time that humans lived in villages to the clear absorption of Mesopotamia by the Persian Empire, and thus dilution of its identity, the story is presented. Real meaning is given to the names of various peoples long gone, as well as people who appear still in the news today, i.e, Assyrians. Minor repetitions of ideas and themes throughout the course help to reinforce the lessons from previous lectures and how they set up the world that was carried with the Hebrews and which transitioned from polytheism to monotheism.

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Best job by the author.

The author gives a nod to events and activities that would never be approved of today, such as tomb sacrifices akin to those in Egypt, and cleverly points that that this literal practice faded quickly.

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Greate story telling.

The authors presents story on how the modern world found out about Mesopotamia, learned to translate their writings and above all, what we still don't know or understand. The creation myths of the Sumerians and Akkadians is presented, but not with a conspiracy twist, but with a solid slam for provable facts. Also, unlike many authors, Podany tries to help the listener understand these various people from their start to their end, and makes it clear that while they have the same problems we have today, our way of approaching them and seeing the world would be thoroughly alien.

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Compelling, logically sequenced

This is the story of the Persian Empire, like a good civics course, but deeper and more nuanced in detail. It ties the very founding of civilization on earth with the reasons for its founding, its accomplishments and failures.

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This was interesting to me

It is looking like a well researched book and readable to understand "Mesopotamia" Including the Sumerians and Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh, Ur, Assyrians, Babylon, Hammurabi and the Persian Empire.

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Excellent long Look (21 hrs and 33 mins)

Well written and lively history of a city everyone knows of but few understand. Its brevity makes it accessible to even a layman like me. I highly recommend this guide!

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  • D. G. Florida
  • 05-03-19

Great material, terrible performance

Why everyone gives the performance 5 stars is beyond me. In sections 1-3, the reader takes long pauses at every comma. I hear a sentence, think its over, and then the reader finishes the sentence. Its extremely annoying.

In section 4, there is a different reader but he reads as if his audience is children. He is a little too slow, and his attempts at reading with "emotion" and emphasis fail. That is extremely annoying.

I am about ready to return this audio book and buy the printed book. The material is great, the reading of the material ruins it.

Update: I returned it, can't stand the presentation.

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  • SBrown
  • 20-03-19

“Divulian”?

One of the narrators was a distracting amateur. Would pause as though end of sentence when it was just a comma, breaking up the thought. But the worst was that he consistently said “divulian” or “antidivulian” when the actual word is DILUVIAN or ANTIDILUVIAN. In a nonfiction historical work, this does serious damage to credibility.

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  • Barry Helenh
  • 20-02-19

Introduction to Sumerians.

I think that this book is an excellent introduction to Sumerians. I dont think so anyone would have need extra sources to know more about it.

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  • Carlay Vetteg
  • 20-02-19

Decent Overview

A worthwhile, 21 hrs and 33 mins. Could have dealt a bit more on notable Sumerian literature, e.g., the Epic of Gilgamesh, and the connection to the Old Testament. Still a top book.

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  • Gentleman Ujar
  • 20-02-19

Great Book

This book is very informative about the highest points of Sumerian civilization. If gives information from different perspectives and theories about their origins. If you were ever interested about the origins of human civilization this book will give an insight so you could further research.

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  • Klaudia Fink
  • 19-02-19

A well written book

It’s amazing how much is known about this ancient Mesopotamian History and civilization, and how many of the items and practices we use today were invented by the Sumerians.

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  • Aviles Nettie
  • 19-02-19

Learn here about ancient civilization.

This 21 hrs and 33 mins book gives a very detailed insight for anyone interested in learning about ancient civilization.

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  • Debrah Sandra
  • 19-02-19

Incredible stuff.

Truly excellent in-depth examination of the Hammurabi and the Persian Empire culture in the civilization.

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  • Leroy Carter
  • 19-02-19

Real history of man.

I knew a little of the epic poems which encompass much of the mythology of the Sumerians. What is interesting is the other peoples involved that lived in the same area. How they interacted and went to war with each other. A very good read which will enlighten many to the real history of man.

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  • Wilda Sullivan
  • 19-02-19

Another interesting edition in the culture books b

This is another interesting great edition in the culture books, especially audible by C.H. authors. This is such an ancient time and place, and I really enjoyed learning about it.