Dawn and Sunset tells the story of the earliest urban communities on earth that mushroomed in Mesopotamia throughout the fourth and third millennia BCE. The study of Sumerian society teaches a lesson about our own times as the roots of modern civilization have grown from that setting. The writer researches various aspects of the ancient city-state: its religion, administration, bureaucracy, agriculture, arts and crafts, foreign trade, laws, social classes, and warfare-a real gift for those who love the history of mankind and the Ancient Near East.
"Dawn and Sunset" is a well researched, nicely written, and organized account of early Mesopotamian history."
"Baizerman captures the mechanics of the spectacular rise of a glorious civilization."
"He provides a vivid impression of what life must have been like in this vanished world to which modern life finds many similarities."