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The Cyrus cylinder : the King of Persia's proclamation from ancient Babylon

Author: Irving L Finkel
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some historical artifacts are destined forever to alter how the ancient world is perceived. The unearthing in today's Iraq (in 1879) of a clay cylinder-shaped decree from Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia, stands in the same tradition of game-changing discoveries from antiquity as Hammurabi's famous law code or the intact tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun. For the Cyrus Cylinder contains in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Cyrus, the Great King of Persia; Achaemenid dynasty; Achaemenid dynasty; Cyrus, the Great King of Persia; Kyros, Iran König
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving L Finkel
ISBN: 9781780760636 1780760639
OCLC Number: 769546807
Description: ix, 144 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations --
Preface / Jonathan Tubb --
Introduction / Irving Finkel --
Chapter 1. The Cyrus Cylinder: the Babylonian perspective / Irving Finkel --
Chapter 2. The Cyrus Cylinder: discovery / Jonathan Taylor --
Chapter 3. The Cyrus Cylinder: display and replica / St John Simpson --
Chapter 4. The Cyrus Cylinder: the creation of an icon and its loan to Tehran / John Curtis --
Chapter 5. The Cyrus Cylinder: a Persian perspective / Shahrokh Razmjou --
Afterword / Irving Finkel --
Appendix: Transliteration of the Cyrus Cylinder text / Irving Finkel --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Irving Finkel.

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