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The Land of Assur and the Yoke of Assur

Studies on Assyria 1971-2005

Author: J. Nicholas Postgate

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781782977414

Category: History

Page: 368

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This book brings together a selection of twenty-eight previously disparate articles by Nicholas Postgate that represent some thirty years of engagement with the nature of Assyrian society and government. Most are broadly synthetic and deal with general issues; they are a tremendous body of work, and this will be an invaluable collection for everyone interested in Assyria.

Fighting for the King and the Gods

A Survey of Warfare in the Ancient Near East

Author: Charlie Trimm

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 088414237X

Category: Religion

Page: 748

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The most up-to-date sourcebook on warfare in the ancient Near East Fighting for the King and the Gods provides an introduction to the topic of war and the variety of texts concerning many aspects of warfare in the ancient Near East. These texts illustrate various viewpoints of war and show how warfare was an integral part of life. Trimm examines not only the victors and the famous battles, but also the hardship that war brought to many. While several of these texts treated here are well known (i.e., Ramses II's battle against the Hittites at Qadesh), others are known only to specialists. This work will allow a broader audience to access and appreciate these important texts as they relate to the history and ideology of warfare. Features References to recent secondary literature for further study Early Greek and Chinese illustrative texts for comparisons with other cultures Indices to help guide the reader

Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East

New Paths Forward

Author: Sharon R. Steadman,Jennifer C. Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134945442

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Agency theory examines the relationship between individuals or groups when one party is doing work on behalf of another. 'Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East' offers a theoretical study of agency and identity in Near Eastern archaeology, an area which until now has been largely ignored by archaeologists. The book explores how agency theory can be employed in reconstructing the meaning of spaces and material culture, how agency and identity intersect, and how the availability of a textual corpus may impact on the agency approach. Ranging from the Neolithic to the Islamic period, 'Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East' covers sites located in Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel. The volume includes contributions from philology, art, history, computer simulation studies, materials science, and the archaeology of settlement and architecture.

Expanding Empires

Cultural Interaction and Exchange in World Societies from Ancient to Early Modern Times

Author: Michael A. Polushin,Wendy Kasinec

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742579409

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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This new volume examines the processes of cultural exchange as they occurred in 'empire building,' looking at Early Mesopotamia, Africa, Greece, Japan, India, the Arab world, and empires in other parts of the globe. The articles draw upon a variety of disciplines from the social sciences and the humanities, a feature not often found in other readers. Unlike other books on world civilizations, this text strives to develop a consistent theme as it focuses on the manner in which imperial authority and cultural interaction worked through different bureaucracies in various empires. The articles also help students understand the cross-cultural interactions and historical events that have laid the foundation for our modern global society. This book also contains useful maps and supplements consisting of images to assist students in visualizing and understanding the textual material. This new text is ideal for courses in world history prior to 1650.

Mathematics in Ancient Iraq

A Social History

Author: Eleanor Robson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691091822

Category: History

Page: 441

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"This work is an enormously significant contribution to the history of mathematics. No other work surveys the vast landscape of Mesopotamian mathematics from a position of the modern understanding of the past, incorporating the latest scholarship and yet still managing to be so accessible to nonspecialists. Robson's book is an outstanding guide that can be consulted by anyone interested in the field."--Duncan J. Melville, St. Lawrence University "A very significant contribution to the history of ancient mathematics, and to the history of mathematics in general. I anticipate this book will be very, very useful to readers outside the field and general readers, because it is very clearly and incisively written, it gives clear indications about where to find the primary sources, and it summarizes previous historiography very effectively. There is no comparable book."--Serafina Cuomo, Birkbeck College, London "A truly exciting and highly readable intellectual history of ancient Iraq. Eleanor Robson's "Mathematics in Ancient Iraq" is destined to become a classic. The book will have a wide readership among people interested in Near Eastern archaeology, the origins of writing, the history of education, and the history of science. This is truly a magnificent read."--Gary Urton, Harvard University "This is a wholly original work, the first to integrate all the recent work from the history of mathematics in this area with archaeological scholarship. The result is a remarkably rich portrayal of mathematics in ancient Iraq. The breadth of coverage is striking, both in chronological terms but also in broad intellectual ones. The book is very well written and handsomely illustrated."--Jeremy Gray, The Open University

Records of the Past

Being English Translations of the Assyrian and Egyptian Monuments

Author: Samuel Birch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Assyria

Page: 12

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Records of the Past Being English Translations of the Assyrian and Egyptian Monuments; Publ. Under the Sanction of the Society of Biblical Archaeology

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Publisher: N.A

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The Popular and critical Bible encyclopædia and Scriptural dictionary

fully defining and explaining all religious terms, including biographical, geographical, historical, archæological and doctrinal themes : superbly illustrated with over 600 maps and engravings

Author: Samuel Fallows (bp.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 1975

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The Mythology of Kingship in Neo-Assyrian Art

Author: Mehmet-Ali Ataç

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521517907

Category: Art

Page: 278

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In this book, Mehmet-Ali Ataç argues that the palace reliefs of the Neo-Assyrian Empire hold a meaning deeper than simple imperial propaganda.

Babylonian, Armenian, and Assyrian literature

Author: Leonidas Le Cenci Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Records of the Past

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Publisher: N.A

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Page: 159

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The World's Greatest Literature

Masterpieces of the World's Greatest Authors in History, Biography, Philosophy, Economics, Politics; Epic and Dramatic Literature, History of English Literature, Oriental Literature (sacred and Profane), Orations, Essays

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

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The Life and Times of Isaiah

As Illustrated by Contemporary Monuments

Author: Archibald Henry Sayce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 96

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Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology

Author: Jeffrey Jay Niehaus

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825493544

Category: Religion

Page: 203

View: 9517

Tracing parallels between biblical accounts and pagan cultures of the ancient Near East, Niehaus explores creation and flood narratives; literary and legal forms; and the acts of deities and the God of the Bible. He reveals not just cultural similarities but spiritual dimensions of common thought and practice, providing an overarching view of the story of the Bible. - Publisher.

The History of Esarhaddon (son of Sennacherib) King of Assyria, B. C. 681-688

Tr. from the Cuneiform Inscriptions Upon Cylinders and Tablets in the British Museum Collection, Together with Original Texts; a Grammatical Analysis of Ech Word, Explanations of the Ideographs by Extracts from the Bi-lingual Syllabaries, and List of Eponyms, Etc

Author: Esarhaddon (King of Assyria)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Assyria

Page: 163

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By-paths of Bible Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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Records of the Past Being English Translations of the Ancient Monuments of Egypt and Western Asia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oriental literature

Page: N.A

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List of members.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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Publisher: N.A

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The North British Review

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