H 245 x W 175 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
Published Jul 2016
This book demonstrates Girsu is a primary locale for re-analyzing, through an interdisciplinary approach combining archaeological and textual evidence, the origins of the Sumerian city-state.
Introduction: Concept of the Sumerian City-State; Chapter One: Once Upon a Time in Ancient Girsu. Or Tello and the Rediscovery of the Sumerians; Chapter Two: The City of the Heroic God. The General Layout of a Sumerian Metropolis; Chapter Three: The Girsu Countryside. The Spatial Organization of a Sumerian City-State; Chapter Four: Demarcated by the Gods. Sumerian Rites and the Lagaš-Umma Border Conflict; Conclusion: Morphogenesis of an Archaic City-State; Bibliography