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    THIS is a quite useful summary of present knowledge of the subject, including a short history of each region, and chapters on its institutions, religion, economic and social structure, and contributions to knowledge. There are a number of small line drawings of typical works of art. The translation is not very happy in places, and there are some odd mistakes.

    Mesopotamia: the Babylonian and Assyrian Civilization.

    By Prof. L. Delaporte. (The History of Civilization Series.) Pp. xvi + 371. Translated by V. Gordon Childe. (London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd.; New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925.) 16s. net.

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