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Sumerians

A Captivating Guide to Ancient Sumerian History, Sumerian Mythology and the Mesopotamian Empire of the Sumer Civilization
Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

Explore the captivating history of the Sumerians.

The sheer importance of Sumerian culture in regards to world culture as a whole is impossible to overstate. This civilization is single-handedly responsible for some of the most major innovations in nearly every field relevant to maintaining a civilized society - this includes religion, lawmaking, architecture, schooling, art, literature, and even entertainment.  

Naturally, most of what we see as negative aspects of society were established in ancient Sumer as well. There wasn’t an aspect of Sumerian life that wasn’t plagued with corruption or devastation of one form or another. In other words, the Sumerians gave us both the sublimity of faith and the rigidness of religious thought coupled with a desire for political supremacy. They gave us both the benevolent, caring monarchs and cruel, punishing tyrants; the educated child and the spoiled brat; the hard-working agrarian and the drunken reveler; and the epic empires as well as the pathetic remnants of them. The Sumerians did it all, and they did it first.  

Some of the topics and questions covered in this audiobook include: 

  • The ancient Sumerians in a nutshell
  • The social structure of ancient Sumerians
  • The religion and mythology of ancient Sumerians
  • The Sumerian kingdoms chronology
  • The everyday life of ancient Sumerians
  • Sumerian innovations
  • Sumerian culture
  • Sumerian “foreign policy”: relations with other nations
  • And a great deal more you don't want to miss out on!

Get the audiobook now to learn more about the Sumerians!

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A brief overview.

This is great audible with materials searched with deep thinning, with the writing on the level of a master class. You can make this stuff up. I bought many books from Captivating History and all are fabulous.

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The really interesting aspects.

Attractive book but not a very meaty history. Still not bad for the basics and definitely recommended for the person who love history....

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So I would recommend.

There is nothing wrong with this book other than the fact that this is a bit short. They give a very brief overview of the subject which leaves me wanting more. So I would recommend getting a standard size book on the subject and start by reading that.

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This audible is a gift.

A great read for anyone who is seeking to learn about the ancient Sumerians. Written by one of the first archaeologists to dig in what was once Sumer.

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Great history and evaluation.

This unbelievable audible tells you just about everything possible about The Sumerian’s. It's a prodigious history: law, economics, trade, social wellness, family, relationships, education and much, much more.

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Seems a bit stiff, but relevant.

Still the reference to learn about the Sumerians. Comprehensive, well written, educational and attractive for the readers.

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This book contains a wealth of information.

The author is perceptibly a very intelligent man who has particular experience in Sumerian archaeology, so his accounts are from his own knowledge and not just random research. His writing is somewhat academic, and while I (as a lay reader) have found the book interesting and understandable, it may turn some casual readers off.

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Nice to learn...

One of the oldest and most influential city of the history. Another great job by the Captivating History people helping make us more aware of the ancient past...

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  • Pamela
  • 04-01-19

Lots of information in short book

There is so much information throw at you that a second listen is needed to absorb it all. Only complaint is the pronunciation of many words is so off as to be annoying.

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  • Vanessa Kindell
  • 22-04-19

Great information, strange pronunciation

The information and presentation is great and very informative. The reader is easy to understand and presents very well but pronounced a lot of words strangely, not just the Sumerian ones which are forgivable but some relatively common English words as well.

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  • aaronssse
  • 05-04-19

a good over view, but dry.

worth the read, but mostly facts without the stories that allow for personal identification. Of course doesn't match with the biblical narratives of Ur or Mira.

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  • Justin
  • 05-02-19

Short but insightful

For how short it was it really crammed in a lot of information. while it read at times more of an essay it was actually insightful and interesting. I wish there were more in-depth and longer books on the ancient civilization in audible. Quite a bit of the information contained here is more then just the basics of this Empire. If you like ancient history you should give this book a try.

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  • nyx
  • 21-08-18

Good overview of Sumerian history

Quite a good recording although some of the pronounciations of Sumerian terms were atrocious. Scholarship up to date and overall a good overview of Sumerian history and society.

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  • Randall Torrez
  • 23-06-18

The Story of One of Recorded History

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Because Sumerian and its cities were the first recorded civilization it is especially interesting and even exhilarating to learn how the people first modified, prearranged, and revolutionized to resolve the multitude of issues and problems related to living close to each other in large numbers. I encourage everyone to read this well written book!

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  • Leroy Carter
  • 23-06-18

Oldest and Most Influential Cities.

This book dashes the history and legacy of Sumerians, one of the most influential cities of antiquity. Supported with verified data of important people, places, and events, you will learn the history of the Sumerian established city.
Written in an easy to understand and interesting .

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  • Silaoon Rome
  • 23-06-18

Succinct and detailed

I know the history at times can be a bit dry and even a little problematic to follow certain peoples or timelines with all of its connections, this book was informative and succinct. 2 hours and 53 mins book with good general information.

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  • Aviles Nettie
  • 20-06-18

A very good read.

I knew a slight of the heroic poems which include much of the mythology of the Sumerians. Tales of the Sumerians is convoluted and recently, twisted to promote this mythology. What is interesting is the other peoples complicated that lived in the same area. How they cooperated 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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  • Debrah Sandra
  • 20-06-18

A good addition to civiliations ones.

The Ancient Sumerians In a husk, The Social Structure of Ancient Sumerians. The Everyday Life of Ancient Sumerians Sumerian Revolutions Sumerian Culture Sumerian “Foreign Policy”: Relations with Other Nations And a Great Deal More that You don't Want to Miss out on!

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