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Ancient Iraq : Penguin History - Georges Roux

Ancient Iraq

Penguin History

Paperback Published: 1st March 1993
ISBN: 9780140125238
Number Of Pages: 576
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

List of Plates
List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Maps
Foreword to the Third Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
The Geographical Settingp. 1
The Twin Riversp. 4
Regional Variationsp. 9
Trade Routesp. 12
In Search of the Pastp. 17
The Buried Cities of Iraqp. 18
Dating the Pastp. 22
Archaeological Research in Iraqp. 27
From Cave to Farmp. 33
Palaeolithicp. 34
Mesolithicp. 40
Neolithicp. 42
From Village to Cityp. 48
The Hassuna Periodp. 49
The Samarra Periodp. 53
The Halaf Periodp. 55
The Ubaid Periodp. 59
Birth of a Civilizationp. 66
The Uruk Periodp. 68
The Jemdat Nasr Periodp. 76
The Sumerian Problemp. 80
The Gods of Sumerp. 85
The Sumerian Pantheonp. 86
Tales of Creationp. 93
Life, Death and Destinyp. 98
An Age of Heroesp. 104
From 'Adam' to the Delugep. 105
The Great Floodp. 109
Dynasties of Supermenp. 114
The Story of Gilgameshp. 117
The Early Dynastic Periodp. 122
The Archaeological Contextp. 125
The Sumerian City-statesp. 130
Early Sumerian Rulersp. 133
Outline of Historyp. 138
The Akkadiansp. 146
The Semitesp. 147
Sargon of Akkadp. 151
The Akkadian Empirep. 155
The Great Kingdom of Urp. 161
Ur-Nammu and Gudeap. 162
Shulgi, Amar-Sin and the Sumerian Empirep. 168
The Fall of Urp. 175
The Amoritesp. 179
Isin, Larsa and Babylonp. 181
Eshnunna and Assurp. 185
Mari and the Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamiap. 188
Hammurabip. 195
The Statesmanp. 197
The Lawgiverp. 201
In the Days of Hammurabip. 208
The God in his Templep. 209
The King in his Palacep. 214
The Citizen in his Housep. 220
New Peoplesp. 225
The Indo-Europeansp. 226
Asia Minor and the Hittitesp. 230
Hurrians and Mitanniansp. 233
Syria and Egyptp. 237
The Kassitesp. 241
Hammurabi's Successorsp. 243
Iraq under Kassite Rulep. 246
Kassites, Assyrians and the Oriental Powersp. 253
Egypt versus Mitannip. 254
The Time of Suppiluliumasp. 257
Assur and Susa versus Babylonp. 261
The Time of Confusionp. 266
Israelites and Phoeniciansp. 268
The Neo-Hittitesp. 271
The Aramaeansp. 273
The Dark Age of Mesopotamiap. 277
The Rise of Assyriap. 282
Genesis of an Empirep. 283
Ashurnasirpalp. 288
Shalmaneser IIIp. 295
The Assyrian Empirep. 300
Assyrian Eclipsep. 301
Tiglathpileser IIIp. 305
Sargon IIp. 310
The House of Sargonp. 318
Sennacheribp. 319
Esarhaddonp. 324
Ashurbanipalp. 329
The Glory of Assyriap. 337
The Assyrian Statep. 338
The Assyrian Armyp. 346
Assyrian Artsp. 350
The Scribes of Ninevehp. 355
Mesopotamian Sciencep. 357
Mathematics and Astronomyp. 362
Medicinep. 366
The Chaldaean Kingsp. 372
The Fall of Ninevehp. 372
Nebuchadrezzarp. 377
The Fall of Babylonp. 381
The Splendour of Babylonp. 389
Babylon, the Great Cityp. 390
The New Year Festivalp. 397
Economic Lifep. 401
Death of a Civilizationp. 405
The Achaemenian Periodp. 406
The Hellenistic Periodp. 412
The Parthian Periodp. 418
Epiloguep. 423
List of Abbreviationsp. 429
Bibliography and Notesp. 433
Chronological Tablesp. 499
Mapsp. 517
Indexp. 527
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ISBN: 9780140125238
ISBN-10: 014012523X
Series: Penguin History
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st March 1993
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 3