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Narrative History
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semper_augustus wrote in abzu
I've read a few books on the History of the ancient Near East, but I have always found it hard to read analysis-histories before I read the narrative-histories. That is to say, unless I know just who/when the heck Eannatum is, and/or his relation to Entemena, I find it difficult to read an economic analysis of their reigns.

Being the point, is there a well-written narrative-history of Sumeria/Akkad/Bablyonia anyone could recommend me?

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A good book that is written for college undergraduates providing an overview of ANE history is Marc van de Mieroop's A History of the Ancient Near East. It lays out some of the major players and events and should give you a good grounding before looking at more detailed material.

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