Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization by Paul Kriwaczek

Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

Paul Kriwaczek

310 pages first pub 2010 (editions)

nonfiction history adventurous challenging informative slow-paced


In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements around 5400 BC, to the eclipse of Babylon by the Persians in the sixth century BC. He chronicles the rise and fall of dynastic power during this period...

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informative 100%
reflective 64%
challenging 28%
inspiring 14%
adventurous 7%
hopeful 7%
lighthearted 7%
mysterious 7%
relaxing 7%


slow 57%
medium 28%
fast 14%

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