Ancient Iraq (Book, 1992) []
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Ancient Iraq

Ancient Iraq

Author: Georges Roux
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Presents an introduction to the history of ancient Mesopotamia and its civilizations, incorporating archaeological and historical finds up to 1992.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Roux
ISBN: 014012523X 9780140125238
OCLC Number: 970411223
Description: XXII, 547 p. ; 20 cm
Contents: List of PlatesList of IllustrationsList of TablesList of MapsForeword to the Third EditionIntroduction to the First Edition1. The Geographical SettingThe Twin RiversRegional VariationsTrade Routes2. In Search of the PastThe Buried Cities of IraqDating the PastArchaeological Research in Iraq3. From Cave to FarmPalaeolithicMesolithicNeolithic4. From Village to CityThe Hassuna PeriodThe Samarra PeriodThe Halaf PeriodThe Ubaid Period5. Birth of a CivilizationThe Uruk PeriodThe Jemdat Nasr PeriodThe Sumerian Problem6. The Gods of SumerThe Sumerian PantheonTales of CreationLife, Death and Destiny7. An Age of HeroesFrom 'Adam' to the DelugeThe Great FloodDynasties of SupermenThe Story of Gilgamesh8. The Early Dynastic PeriodThe Archaeological ContextThe Sumerian City-statesEarly Sumerian RulersOutline of History9. The AkkadiansThe SemitesSargon of AkkadThe Akkadian Empire10. The Great Kingdom of UrUr-Nammu and GudeaShulgi, Amar-Sin and the Sumerian EmpireThe Fall of Ur11. The AmoritesIsin, Larsa and BabylonEshnunna and AssurMari and the Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia12. HammurabiThe StatesmanThe Lawgiver13. In the Days of HammurabiThe God in his TempleThe King in his PalaceThe Citizen in his House14. New PeoplesThe Indo-EuropeansAsia Minor and the HittitesHurrians and MitanniansSyria and Egypt15. The KassitesHammurabi's SuccessorsIraq under Kassite Rule16. Kassites, Assyrians and the Oriental PowersEgypt versus MitanniThe Time of SuppiluliumasAssur and Susa versus Babylon17. The Time of ConfusionIsraelites and PhoeniciansThe Neo-HittitesThe AramaeansThe Dark Age of Mesopotamia18. The Rise of AssyriaGenesis of an EmpireAshurnasirpalShalmaneser III19. The Assyrian Empire/b>Assyrian EclipseTiglathpileser IIISargon II20. The House of SargonSennacheribEsarhaddonAshurbanipal21. The Glory of AssyriaThe Assyrian StateThe Assyrian ArmyAssyrian Arts22. The Scribes of NinevehMesopotamian ScienceMathematics and AstronomyMedicine23. The Chaldaean KingsThe Fall of NinevehNebuchadrezzarThe Fall of Babylon24. The Splendour of BabylonBabylon, the Great CityThe New Year FestivalEconomic Life25. Death of a CivilizationThe Achaemenian PeriodThe Hellenistic PeriodThe Parthian PeriodEpilogueList of AbbreviationsBibliography and NotesChronological TablesMapsIndex
Responsibility: Georges Roux.


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