Babylon

Babylon

Paperback Ancient Peoples and Places

By (author) Joan Oates

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 238mm x 18mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 16 June 1986
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500273847
  • ISBN 13: 9780500273845
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: ENL
  • Sales rank: 684,171

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Archaeological and scholarly investigation underlies a study of the cultural, political, architectural, social, and historical development and significance of the ancient metropolis

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In a highly acclaimed account, now brought up to date for the revised edition, Dr. Oates describes the rise of Babylon from Sargon of Agade to Hammurapi, the great law-giver under whom in the 18th century BC the city first attained pre-eminence. She charts its progress under his successors, its greatest period of empire during the reigns of Nebuchadrezzar and Nabonidus in the 6th century BC, and its decay and final abandonment as Persians and Greeks turned Mesopotamia into a battleground.