The Birth of Civilization in the Near East
by Henri Frankfort
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1956
Number of pages: 199
A full description of the birth of civilization in the Near East would require a work many times the size of the present book. We have concentrated on the social and political innovations in which the great change became manifest.
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