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The Iconography of Pristine Statehood. Painted pottery and Seal Impressions from Susa, southwestern Iran

The Iconography of Pristine Statehood. Painted pottery and Seal Impressions from Susa, southwestern Iran

Charvát, Petr

subjects: archaeology

paperback, 324 pp., 1. edition
published: april 2006
ISBN: 80-246-0964-9
recommended price: 355 czk

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summary

The history origins and development of government and state as an institution is an essential questionconcerning not only the history of Mesopotamia but the development of the human community and society in general. Petr Charvát's work concentrates on the period 3500-2500 B. C. in Susa (southwestern Iran) and south Mesopotamia and is based on the interpretation of symbols on painted pottery and seal impressions. The publication is accompanied by a catalogue of 134 documentary b/w drawings and a list of locations of the findings.

table of contents

Introduction
Catalogue
The domestic fire
The air beneath the wings
The water of life
The good mother earth
And lo! There sprang a world
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index
General index
Appendix