A legendary civilization vanished under the Fertile Crescent and escaped a fate worse than death until Sumerologists questioned widely accepted truths. The Sumerians reemerged onto the extraordinary timeline of human history. Their tales of kings and gods, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, and their fearless trade in distant lands, during the remarkable Bronze Age, centered in the world's first city-states that chronicled ancient rivalries and their enduring impact.
Inside you will read about...
✓ How We Know What We Know About Sumerians
✓ The Bronze Age – Sumer And Its Contemporaries
✓ How Did The Sumerians Become Civilized?
✓ How Long Were They Around
✓ Primer Of Impact Of Sumerian Ancient Civilization On Our World
✓ What Did They Look Like?
✓ What Shaped Their Worldview?
And much more!
Our journey relies on excavated and historical evidence to explore their productive fascinations with order and man's place in the universe. Their application of impressive knowledge helps us unfold their mysterious civilization.
Reads like a high school book report
This unreadable “book” is nothing but an unorganized and poorly written literature review. No thesis, topic sentences, larger theme, or structure of any sort. Not to mention a notable lack of proofreading and (this may be a charitable guess) editing.
Instead it proceeds by bludgeoning the reader over the head with a formulaic recitation of actual scholars’ titles, names, and theses to create an approximation of a history book. Unfortunately for the author, sources alone do not make good historical writing. Had the author stopped to consider the impact on the reader, perhaps a different book would have been written. One with actual content. A good book. Instead, we are left with a high school approximation of what a history book is; this work reads like a book report pulled directly from Wikipedia the night before.
Mr. Freeman may want to read a few more history books to see what decent structure and writing consists of. Otherwise each of his future endeavors will be as disappointingly unreadable as this one.
This book is poorly structured, poorly researched and overall a failing introduction to Sumer. The author rarely expresses a clear thought- both grammatically and thematically.
I feel worse for reading it. This is a bad things to say about any book, but there it is.