Ancient Iraq

» Georges Roux

Penguin
Paperback : 27 Aug 1992

£14.99

Synopsis

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

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
Index



Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780140125238
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 576
Published : 27 Aug 1992
Publisher : Penguin

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