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Curtis, John 1946-

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Works: 78 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 5,715 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Sources  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS281, 935.05
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Most widely held works by John Curtis
The world of Achaemenid Persia history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005 by British Museum ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interest and fascination in Achaemenid Persia has burgeoned in recent years. It is time for a major new appraisal of the glorious civilization founded by Cyrus the Great and continued by his successors, the Great Kings Darius I, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I. This volume offers precisely that: a sustained and comprehensive overview of the field of Achaemenid studies by leading scholars and experts. It discusses all aspects of Achaemenid history and archaeology between 550 BCE and 330 BCE, and embraces the whole vast territory of the Persian Empire from North Africa to India and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf. Topics covered include aspects of Achaemenid religion, administration, material culture, ethnicity, gender and the survival of Achaemenid traditions. The publication of the book is an event: it represents a watershed not only in better appreciation and understanding of the rich and complex cultural heritage established by Cyrus, but also of the lasting significance of the Achaemenid kings and the impact that their remarkable civilization has had on wider Persian and Middle Eastern history
Forgotten empire : the world of ancient Persia ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This catalogue provides a unique insight into the wealth and splendour of Persian society - its magnificent palaces, exquisite craftsmanship and sophisticated administration. As the palace was central to imperial life, the objects illustrated are grouped in themes within a palatial context, the remains from the royal sites of Susa and Persepolis providing the major focus. Included are sections on gold jewellery, luxury tableware, religious and burial customs, and transport and commerce. Also discussed is the expansion of the Persian Empire, including the Graeco-Persian Wars, and the rediscovery of Ancient Persia."--Jacket
Art and empire : treasures from Assyria in the British Museum by British Museum ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The British Museum has one of the finest collections of Assyrian artifacts in the world, centered around the famous carved stone reliefs from the palaces of the Assyrian kings at Nimrud and Nineveh. Dating from the ninth to the seventh centuries B.C., these remarkable sculptures show the kings' exploits in battle and in hunting, and ceremonies at the Assyrian court. This catalogue describes their excavation in the mid-nineteenth century and the excitement aroused in Western Europe by the discovery of reliefs depicting peoples mentioned in the Bible. A broader picture of life in Assyria is created by numerous smaller objects, such as delicate ivories, embossed bronze bowls, ceramic and glass vessels, and exquisite cylinder seals carved in miniature. Particularly important are the clay tablets from the royal library of King Ashurbanipal, written in the cuneiform script and dealing with a wide range of subjects, from the administration of the empire to magic, religion and divination, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, history and literature. The book is written by a team of experts, mainly from the British Museum, and more than 250 items are described and illustrated in color, providing a magnificent record of one of the great civilizations of antiquity
Babylon ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is published to accompany the major exhibition 'Babylon: Myth and Reality' at the British Museum. It draws on three of the most important collections of artefacts from the ancient city of Babylon, at the British Museum itself, the Musee du Louvre and the Reunion des Musees Nationaux, Paris and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, as well as other world collections."--Jacket
Ancient Persia by John Curtis ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of Achaemenid Persia history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East by John Curtis ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interest and fascination in Achaemenid Persia has burgeoned in recent years. It is time for a major new appraisal of the glorious civilization founded by Cyrus the Great and continued by his successors, the Great Kings Darius I, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I. This volume offers precisely that: a sustained and comprehensive overview of the field of Achaemenid studies by leading scholars and experts. It discusses all aspects of Achaemenid history and archaeology between 550 BCE and 330 BCE, and embraces the whole vast territory of the Persian Empire from North Africa to India and from Central Asia to
Fifty years of Mesopotamian discovery : the work of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1932-1982 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bronzeworking centres of Western Asia, c. 1000-539 B.C. ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancient Persia by John Curtis ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cyrus Cylinder and ancient Persia : a new beginning for the Middle East by John Curtis ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Later Mesopotamia and Iran : tribes and empires, 1600-539 BC : proceedings of a seminar in memory of Vladimir G. Lukonin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Balawat gates of Ashurnasirpal II by Richard David Barnett ( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"These bronze gates of Ashurnasirpal complement the previously published and now famous gates of Shalmaneser III (858-824 b.c.). Their thirty-two bronze ornamental bands, with chased and embossed figurative decoration and accompanying epigraphs in cuneiform, provide a wealth of historical and art-historical information for ninth-century Assyria and the surrounding region. Tragically, following the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Mamu Temple set fell victim to looting and is now lost. This important volume is the only complete record of their appearance, excavation and loss and is therefore a major new source for scholarship of the Ancient Near East."
Mesopotamia and Iran in the Parthian and Sasanian periods : rejection and revival c. 238 BC-AD 642 : proceedings of a seminar in memory of Vladimir G. Lukonin ; funded by a gift from Raymond and Beverly Sackler ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Published in this volume are the papers delivered at the fourth seminar in memory of Vladimir Lukonin. This series has examined relations between Mesopotamia and Iran from the earliest historical period onwards, and this latest and last seminar deals with the Parthian and Sasanian periods, between c.238 B.C. and A.D. 642." "This epoch witnessed a rejection of the Hellenistic ideals introduced by Alexander and, with the coming to power of two successive Iranian dynasties, the Parthians and the Sasanians, a revival of oriental culture. Control over Iran and Mesopotamia brought the Parthians and Sasanians into conflict with Rome and later Byzantium in the west."--Jacket
Horse and history : from Arabia to Ascot by John Curtis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of late Assyrian metalwork : with special reference to Nimrud by John Curtis ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although the Assyrian kingdom that dominated the Ancient Near East between the ninth and seventh centuries BC had a rich material culture, attested particularly by the distinctive stone wall reliefs and colossal gateway figures, practically nothing is known about Assyrian metalwork. There has been no previous survey of this subject, largely because most of the material was not accessible. This volume makes available for the first time a vast amount of previously unpublished metalwork, much of it from the Assyrian capital city of Nimrud, excavated first by Sir Henry Layard between 1845 and 1851
Excavations at Qasrij Cliff and Khirbet Qasrij by John Curtis ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Light on Nimrud : proceedings of the Nimrud Conference 11th-13th March 2002 by Nimrud Conference ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The horse : from Arabia to Royal Ascot by John Curtis ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excavations at Khirbet Khatuniyeh by John Curtis ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cortis, John.
Curtis, J. E.
Curtis, J. E. 1946-
Curtis, J. E. (John E.), 1946-
Curtis, John
Curtis, John E. 1946-
Curtis, John Edward
Curtis John Edward 1946
Kortis, Ğān.
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English (116)
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