Ancient Iraq

Ancient Iraq

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Book provides an introduction to the history of ancient Mesopotamia and its civilizations, incorporating archaeological and historical finds up to 1992show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 381.02g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 16pp illustrations
  • 014012523X
  • 9780140125238
  • 97,713

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 Indexshow more