skip to content
From Mesopotamia to Iraq : a concise history Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

From Mesopotamia to Iraq : a concise history

Author: Hans Jörg Nissen; Peter Heine
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The recent reopening of Iraqs National Museum attracted worldwide attention, underscoring the countrys dual image as both the cradle of civilization and a contemporary geopolitical battleground. A sweeping account of the rich history that has played out between these chronological poles, From Mesopotamia to Iraqlooks back through 10,000 years of the regions deeply significant yet increasingly overshadowed past.  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Jörg Nissen; Peter Heine
ISBN: 9780226586632 9780226586649 0226586634 0226586642
OCLC Number: 276995879
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: viii, 180 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Landscape, climate, population --
The beginnings of sedentary life (ca. 10,000-4000 BCE) --
The first urban society and the use of writing (ca. 4000-3200 BCE) --
City-states and the way toward the central state (ca. 3200-2350 BCE) --
The first central states (Ca. 2350-1595 BCE) --
Babylonia as part of the near eastern community of states (1595-1200 BCE) --
The empires of the Assyrians and the Babylonians (1200-539 BCE) --
The Achaemenid Empire (539-331 BCE) --
Alexander and the Seleucids in Babylonia (331-141 BCE) --
The empires of the Parthians and the Sasanians (141 BCE to 642 CE) --
The Islamic Conquest (622-1258) --
Iraq as part of the Ottoman Empire (1258-1918) --
Iraq under the monarchy (1921-195 8) --
The Republic of Iraq (1958-2008).
Other Titles: Von Mesopotamien zum Irak.
Responsibility: Hans J. Nissen and Peter Heine ; translated by Hans J. Nissen.

Abstract:

The reopening of Iraq's National Museum attracted worldwide attention, underscoring the country's dual image as both the cradle of civilization and a contemporary geopolitical battleground. This  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Without any doubt... an original and coherent synthesis of 7,000 years of political evolution.... Nissen has provided us with a creative and challenging overview of political evolution in an area of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(9)

User lists with this item (6)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/276995879> # From Mesopotamia to Iraq : a concise history
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/276995879#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Von Mesopotamien zum Irak.
   library:oclcnum "276995879" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ilu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> ; # Chicago
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11434648#Place/mesopotamien> ; # Mesopotamien
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11434648#Event/to_634> ; # To 634
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/956.7/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11434648#Place/iraq> ; # Iraq
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11434648#Place/irak> ; # Irak
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11434648#Topic/history_ancient> ; # History, Ancient
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205757> ; # Iraq.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/862898> ; # Civilization
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11434648#Place/middle_east> ; # Middle East.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/267925589> ; # Peter Heine
   schema:copyrightYear "2009" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/92287776> ; # Hans Jörg Nissen
   schema:datePublished "2009" ;
   schema:description "The recent reopening of Iraqs National Museum attracted worldwide attention, underscoring the countrys dual image as both the cradle of civilization and a contemporary geopolitical battleground. A sweeping account of the rich history that has played out between these chronological poles, From Mesopotamia to Iraqlooks back through 10,000 years of the regions deeply significant yet increasingly overshadowed past. nbsp; Hans J. Nissen and Peter Heine begin by explaining how ancient Mesopotamian inventionsincluding urban society, a system of writing, and mathematical texts that anticipated Pythagorasprofoundly influenced the course of human history. These towering innovations, they go on to reveal, have sometimes obscured the major role Mesopotamia continued to play on the world stage. Alexander the Great, for example, was fascinated by Babylon and eventually died there. Seventh-century Muslim armies made the region one of their first conquests outside the Arabian peninsula. And the Arab caliphs who ruled for centuries after the invasion built the magnificent city of Baghdad, attracting legions of artists and scientists. Tracing the evolution of this vibrant country into a contested part of the Ottoman Empire, a twentieth-century British colony, a republic ruled by Saddam Hussein, and the democracy it has become, Nissen and Heine repair the fragmented image of Iraq that has come to dominate our collective imagination. nbsp; In hardly any other continuously inhabited part of the globe can we chart such developments in politics, economy, and culture across so extended a period of time. By doing just that, the authors illuminate nothing less than the forces that have made the world what it is today."@en ;
   schema:description "Landscape, climate, population -- The beginnings of sedentary life (ca. 10,000-4000 BCE) -- The first urban society and the use of writing (ca. 4000-3200 BCE) -- City-states and the way toward the central state (ca. 3200-2350 BCE) -- The first central states (Ca. 2350-1595 BCE) -- Babylonia as part of the near eastern community of states (1595-1200 BCE) -- The empires of the Assyrians and the Babylonians (1200-539 BCE) -- The Achaemenid Empire (539-331 BCE) -- Alexander and the Seleucids in Babylonia (331-141 BCE) -- The empires of the Parthians and the Sasanians (141 BCE to 642 CE) -- The Islamic Conquest (622-1258) -- Iraq as part of the Ottoman Empire (1258-1918) -- Iraq under the monarchy (1921-195 8) -- The Republic of Iraq (1958-2008)."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/11434648> ; # Von Mesopotamien zum Irak.
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "From Mesopotamia to Iraq : a concise history"@en ;
   schema:productID "276995879" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/276995879#PublicationEvent/chicago_the_university_of_chicago_press_2009> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11434648#Agent/the_university_of_chicago_press> ; # The University of Chicago Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226586649> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226586632> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA969006> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/276995879> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> # Chicago
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Chicago" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11434648#Agent/the_university_of_chicago_press> # The University of Chicago Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "The University of Chicago Press" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1205757> # Iraq.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Iraq." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/862898> # Civilization
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Civilization"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/267925589> # Peter Heine
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Heine" ;
   schema:givenName "Peter" ;
   schema:name "Peter Heine" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/92287776> # Hans Jörg Nissen
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Nissen" ;
   schema:givenName "Hans Jörg" ;
   schema:name "Hans Jörg Nissen" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/11434648> # Von Mesopotamien zum Irak.
   schema:name "Von Mesopotamien zum Irak." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226586632>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0226586634" ;
   schema:isbn "9780226586632" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226586649>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0226586642" ;
   schema:isbn "9780226586649" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/276995879#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> # Von Mesopotamien zum Irak.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:inLanguage "de" ;
   schema:name "Von Mesopotamien zum Irak." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.