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Ancient Iraq: Third Edition (Penguin History)

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Newly revised and containing information from recent excavations and discovered artifacts, Ancient Iraq covers the political, cultural, and socio-economic history from Mesopotamia days of prehistory to the Christian era.

Synopsis:

This is a political, cultural and economic history which covers the whole of Mesopotamia from the days of prehistory to the Christian Era. The book describes the empires, dynasties and religions of each millennium and suggests something of the splendour of Babylon before its capture by Cyrus.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-[498]) and index.

Table of Contents

List of Plates

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

List of Maps

Foreword to the Third Edition

Introduction to the First Edition

1. The Geographical Setting

The Twin Rivers

Regional Variations

Trade Routes

2. In Search of the Past

The Buried Cities of Iraq

Dating the Past

Archaeological Research in Iraq

3. From Cave to Farm

Palaeolithic

Mesolithic

Neolithic

4. From Village to City

The Hassuna Period

The Samarra Period

The Halaf Period

The Ubaid Period

5. Birth of a Civilization

The Uruk Period

The Jemdat Nasr Period

The Sumerian Problem

6. The Gods of Sumer

The Sumerian Pantheon

Tales of Creation

Life, Death and Destiny

7. An Age of Heroes

From 'Adam' to the Deluge

The Great Flood

Dynasties of Supermen

The Story of Gilgamesh

8. The Early Dynastic Period

The Archaeological Context

The Sumerian City-states

Early Sumerian Rulers

Outline of History

9. The Akkadians

The Semites

Sargon of Akkad

The Akkadian Empire

10. The Great Kingdom of Ur

Ur-Nammu and Gudea

Shulgi, Amar-Sin and the Sumerian Empire

The Fall of Ur

11. The Amorites

Isin, Larsa and Babylon

Eshnunna and Assur

Mari and the Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia

12. Hammurabi

The Statesman

The Lawgiver

13. In the Days of Hammurabi

The God in his Temple

The King in his Palace

The Citizen in his House

14. New Peoples

The Indo-Europeans

Asia Minor and the Hittites

Hurrians and Mitannians

Syria and Egypt

15. The Kassites

Hammurabi's Successors

Iraq under Kassite Rule

16. Kassites, Assyrians and the Oriental Powers

Egypt versus Mitanni

The Time of Suppiluliumas

Assur and Susa versus Babylon

17. The Time of Confusion

Israelites and Phoenicians

The Neo-Hittites

The Aramaeans

The Dark Age of Mesopotamia

18. The Rise of Assyria

Genesis of an Empire

Ashurnasirpal

Shalmaneser III

19. The Assyrian Empire/b>

Assyrian Eclipse

Tiglathpileser III

Sargon II

20. The House of Sargon

Sennacherib

Esarhaddon

Ashurbanipal

21. The Glory of Assyria

The Assyrian State

The Assyrian Army

Assyrian Arts

22. The Scribes of Nineveh

Mesopotamian Science

Mathematics and Astronomy

Medicine

23. The Chaldaean Kings

The Fall of Nineveh

Nebuchadrezzar

The Fall of Babylon

24. The Splendour of Babylon

Babylon, the Great City

The New Year Festival

Economic Life

25. Death of a Civilization

The Achaemenian Period

The Hellenistic Period

The Parthian Period

Epilogue

List of Abbreviations

Bibliography and Notes

Chronological Tables

Maps

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140125238
Author:
Roux, Georges
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
es
Author:
Roux, Georg
Location:
London ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Iraq
Subject:
Iraq History To 634.
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition, Revised
Series:
Penguin History
Series Volume:
report 40
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.78x5.09x.96 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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