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Babylon

Author: Joan Oates
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1986.
Series: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Oates
ISBN: 0500273847 9780500273845
OCLC Number: 13977943
Notes: "With 137 illustrations."
Description: 216 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Geography and economy ; Sources ; People ; Chronology ; Government : the city state --
From Sargon to Hammurapi. Sargon of Agade and his successors ; Akkadian empire and administration ; The fall of Agade ; The Third Dynasty of Ur (2112-2004) ; The fall of Ur ; Successors to the Third Dynasty of Ur ; The Martu or Amorites ; The Larsa kings --
The Old Babylonian period. Babylon under the first dynasty ; Babylonʼs rise to power ; Babylonian society a the time of Hammurapi ; Administration ; Babylonian law ; Misharum edicts ; Old Babylonian cities --
Kassites and Chaldaeans. The fall of Babylon ; The Kassites ; Kara indash and Kurigalzu ; The Amarna age ; Babylonians, Hittites and Assyrians ; The fall of the Kassites ; Kassite archaeology : Dur Kurigalzu --
Kassite art and architecture : southern cities ; Kassites in retrospect ; Post-Kassite Babylon ; The fifth to the eighth dynasties of Babylon ; The Chaldaeans --
Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians and Greeks. Post-Kassite art and architecture ; The neo-Babylonian Dynasty ; Nebuchadrezzar ; Nabonidus ; The Persians in Babylon ; Babylon under Macedonian rule ; Hellenistic Babylon ; The site of Babylon : The palaces, The processional way and the Ishtar Gate, The temples, Private houses, The Babylon of Persian and Greek times ; Neo-Babylonian remains outside the capital --
The legacy of Babylon. Education ; Literature ; Religion. Official religion : the service of the gods, Personal religion ; Divination ; Medicine ; Mathematics ; Weights, measures and exchange ; Astronomy ; Horoscopic astrology ; Babylonian technology ; Food and farming ; In retrospect --
Mesopotamian chronology.
Series Title: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson)
Responsibility: Joan Oates.

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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. Also includes information on administration, Alexander the Great, Elam, Epic of Gilgamesh, Euphrates, glass, gold, Hanging Gardens, Herodotus, Inanna, irrigation, Isin, kingship, Kish, Marduk, Mari, music, mythology, Nimrud, Nineveh, omens, Palestine, Parthian Empire, plough, Romans, sealings and seal impressions, Seleucid calendar, Semitic languages, Sin (Nanna, moon god), Sippar, slaves, Sumer, technology, trade, Uruk (Warka), vaulting, warfare, writing, ziggurrat, zodiac, etc.

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