Ancient Iraq

ISBN-10: 014012523X
ISBN-13: 9780140125238
Edition: 3rd (Revised)
Authors: Georges Roux
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Description: Newly revised, Ancient Iraq covers the political, cultural and socio-economic history of Mesopotamia from the days of prehistory to the Christian era and beyond.

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.10" wide x 8.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Newly revised, Ancient Iraq covers the political, cultural and socio-economic history of Mesopotamia from the days of prehistory to the Christian era and beyond.

List of Plates
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Maps
Foreword to the Third Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
The Geographical Setting
The Twin Rivers
Regional Variations
Trade Routes
In Search of the Past
The Buried Cities of Iraq
Dating the Past
Archaeological Research in Iraq
From Cave to Farm
Palaeolithic
Mesolithic
Neolithic
From Village to City
The Hassuna Period
The Samarra Period
The Halaf Period
The Ubaid Period
Birth of a Civilization
The Uruk Period
The Jemdat Nasr Period
The Sumerian Problem
The Gods of Sumer
The Sumerian Pantheon
Tales of Creation
Life, Death and Destiny
An Age of Heroes
From 'Adam' to the Deluge
The Great Flood
Dynasties of Supermen
The Story of Gilgamesh
The Early Dynastic Period
The Archaeological Context
The Sumerian City-states
Early Sumerian Rulers
Outline of History
The Akkadians
The Semites
Sargon of Akkad
The Akkadian Empire
The Great Kingdom of Ur
Ur-Nammu and Gudea
Shulgi, Amar-Sin and the Sumerian Empire
The Fall of Ur
The Amorites
Isin, Larsa and Babylon
Eshnunna and Assur
Mari and the Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia
Hammurabi
The Statesman
The Lawgiver
In the Days of Hammurabi
The God in his Temple
The King in his Palace
The Citizen in his House
New Peoples
The Indo-Europeans
Asia Minor and the Hittites
Hurrians and Mitannians
Syria and Egypt
The Kassites
Hammurabi's Successors
Iraq under Kassite Rule
Kassites, Assyrians and the Oriental Powers
Egypt versus Mitanni
The Time of Suppiluliumas
Assur and Susa versus Babylon
The Time of Confusion
Israelites and Phoenicians
The Neo-Hittites
The Aramaeans
The Dark Age of Mesopotamia
The Rise of Assyria
Genesis of an Empire
Ashurnasirpal
Shalmaneser III
The Assyrian Empire
Assyrian Eclipse
Tiglathpileser III
Sargon II
The House of Sargon
Sennacherib
Esarhaddon
Ashurbanipal
The Glory of Assyria
The Assyrian State
The Assyrian Army
Assyrian Arts
The Scribes of Nineveh
Mesopotamian Science
Mathematics and Astronomy
Medicine
The Chaldaean Kings
The Fall of Nineveh
Nebuchadrezzar
The Fall of Babylon
The Splendour of Babylon
Babylon, the Great City
The New Year Festival
Economic Life
Death of a Civilization
The Achaemenian Period
The Hellenistic Period
The Parthian Period
Epilogue
List of Abbreviations
Bibliography and Notes
Chronological Tables
Maps
Index

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