Ancient Mesopotamia was a true cradle of civilization that produced the world's first writing system, cities, and law codes. Through thoughtful narrative supported by fully documented quotes, this title begins with A Brief History of Ancient Mesopotamia and then examines these questions: How Did Agriculture Make Mesopotamian Civilization Possible? How Did the Rise of Mesopotamian City-States Alter Human Communities? How Did Early Mesopotamian Warfare Influence Warfare Among Later Peoples? How Did Mesopotamian Writing and Learning Benefit Later Civilizations?