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History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History (original 1956; edition 1988)
by Samuel Noah Kramer (Author)
History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History by Samuel Noah Kramer (1956)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812212762, Paperback)
Which civilization had the first system of law? The first formal educational system? The first tax cut? The first love song? The answers were found in excavations of ancient Sumer, a society so developed, resourceful, and enterprising that it, in a sense, created history. The book presents a cross section of the Sumerian "firsts" in all the major fields of human endeavor, including government and politics, education and literature, philosophy and ethics, law and justice, agriculture and medicine, even love and family.
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