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    DescriptionAnton Gill charts the history of Babylon, home of the famous Hanging Gardens and a wonder of the ancient world in itself. Beginning with a survey of Ancient Mesopotamian dynasties, he chronicles the city's rise under Hammurabi, its troubled fortunes in the centuries that followed, its golden age under a dynasty of Chaldean kings in the sixth and seventh centuries BC, and the life of its last great king, Nebuchadnezzar II - himself a military genius, law-giver and architect of the marvellous city once called 'the gateway of the gods'. Studded with detailed profiles of the rulers of the period and embellished with colour illustrations, maps and timelines, Gateway of The Gods: The Rise and Fall of Babylon is a vivid and richly informative portrait of an extraordinary era.


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    Title
    The Rise and Fall of Babylon
    Subtitle
    Gateway of the Gods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anton Gill
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 849 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857386649
    ISBN 10: 0857386646
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000, HIS002000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAB
    BIC subject category V2: 3D
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAB
    DC23: 935.04
    Illustrations note
    150 illustrations
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    05 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anton Gill worked for the English Stage Company, the Arts Council of Great Britain, and the BBC before becoming a full-time writer in 1984. He is the author of The Journey Back From Hell: Conversations with Concentration Camp Survivors (winner of the H. H. Wingate Award), A Dance Between Flames: Berlin Between the Wars, and An Honourable Defeat: A History of the German Resistance to Hitler.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Prologue. THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION: The Land of Two Rivers; The Early Kings; The Third Dynasty at Ur; Kings, Gods and Their Cities; Babylon and Assyria; The Assyrian Empire. THE GOLDEN AGE OF BABYLON: The Babylonian Revolution; The Great King of the Chaldeans; Building and Rebuilding; Literacy and Language; The Arts; The Sciences; Business and Trade; Festival and Ritual; Daily Life. BABYLONIAN SUNSET: The Last King; In Search of the Past. Epilogue. Glossary. Further Reading. Museums. Index. Picture Credits/Acknowledgements.