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Civilizations of ancient Iraq, Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster

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Civilizations of ancient Iraq
Title
Civilizations of ancient Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Civilizations of Ancient Iraq, Benjamin and Karen Foster tell the fascinating story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements ten thousand years ago to the Arab conquest in the seventh century. Accessible and concise, this is the most current and authoritative book on the subject. With illustrations of important works of art and architecture in every chapter, the narrative traces the rise and fall of successive civilizations and peoples in Iraq over the course of millennia--from the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians to the Persians, Seleucids, Parthians, and Sassanians. Ancient Iraq was home to remarkable achievements. One of the birthplaces of civilization, it saw the world's earliest cities and empires, writing and literature, science and mathematics, monumental art, and innumerable other innovations. Civilizations of Ancient Iraqgives special attention to these milestones, as well as to political, social, and economic history. And because archaeology is the source of almost everything we know about ancient Iraq, the book includes an epilogue on the discovery and fate of its antiquities. Compelling and timely, Civilizations of Ancient Iraqis an essential guide to understanding Mesopotamia's central role in the development of human culture
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Benjamin R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS7.7
  • DS70.7
LC item number
  • .F67 2009
  • .F67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Foster, Karen Polinger
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman College
  • Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Oudheid
  • Antiquities
  • Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Manners and customs
  • Assyria
  • Babylonia
  • Babylonia
  • Iraq
  • Irak
  • Mesopotamien
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
Civilizations of ancient Iraq, Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
In the beginning -- the birthplace of civilization -- Early city-states -- Kings of the four quarters of the world -- The age of Hammurabi -- Babylonia in the family of nations -- The Assyrian achievement -- The glory of Babylon -- Mesopotamia between two worlds -- Sassanian Iraq -- Epilogue: discovery and destruction of ancient Iraq
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 p.
Isbn
9780691137223
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048067
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)269282233
  • (OCoLC)ocn269282233
Label
Civilizations of ancient Iraq, Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
In the beginning -- the birthplace of civilization -- Early city-states -- Kings of the four quarters of the world -- The age of Hammurabi -- Babylonia in the family of nations -- The Assyrian achievement -- The glory of Babylon -- Mesopotamia between two worlds -- Sassanian Iraq -- Epilogue: discovery and destruction of ancient Iraq
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 p.
Isbn
9780691137223
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048067
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)269282233
  • (OCoLC)ocn269282233

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