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Civilizations of ancient Iraq

Author: Benjamin R Foster; Karen Polinger Foster
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin R Foster; Karen Polinger Foster
ISBN: 9780691137223 0691137226 9780691149974 0691149976
OCLC Number: 269282233
Description: xii, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster.

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Benjamin Foster and Karen Polinger Foster, both at Yale University, have written an excellent overview of the history and cultures of ancient Iraq beginning with the earliest references to Sumer and Read more...

 
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