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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.

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

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.


Jahrbuch für Universalgeschichte

Author: Georg Stadtmüller

Publisher: N.A


Category: World history

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Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Alterthumskunde

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Egypt

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Zeitschrift für ägyptische sprache und altertumskunde

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Egypt

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Ports of Trade, Al Mina and Geometric Greek Pottery in the Levant

Author: Joanna Luke

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 81

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The site of Al Mina on the Levantine coast has been characterised in many different ways but, in this study, Joanna Luke reveals its true identity as a thriving `port of trade'. She focuses in particular on the finds of Greek Geometric pottery found at the site, evidence which, in the past, has been used to suggest Al Mina was a Greek colony. Luke characterises the site as the type of port founded and controlled by the hinterland, and one which dealt in Greek finewares as one of its trade commodities.

Assyria, Its Princes, Priests and People: By-Paths of Bible Knowledge VII

Author: A. H. Sayce

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465582177


Page: 194

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Author: George Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108079067

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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In this 1875 work, Smith traces the history of the Assyrian empire until the fall of Nineveh in 612 BCE.


Author: L. Delaporte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136199314

Category: History

Page: 392

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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

Israel's History and the History of Israel

Author: Mario Liverani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131748892X

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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In 'Israel's History and the History of Israel' one of the world's foremost experts on antiquity addresses the birth of Israel and its historic reality. Many stories have been told of the founding of ancient Israel, all rely on the biblical story in its narrative scheme, despite its historic unreliability. Drawing on the literary and archaeological record, this book completely rewrites the history of Israel. The study traces the textual material to the times of its creation, reconstructs the evolution of political and religious ideologies, and firmly inserts the history of Israel into its ancient-oriental context.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Author: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Publisher: N.A



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Inscription of Tiglath Pileser ... B.C. 1150, as translated by Sir H. Rawlinson, F. Talbot, Dr. Hincks, and Dr. Oppert

Author: King of Assyria TIGLATH PILESER I.,Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson,Edward Hincks,William Henry Fox Talbot,Jules Oppert

Publisher: N.A



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Inscription of Tiglath Pileser i., king of Assyria, B.C. 1150, as translated by sir Henry Rawlinson [and others].

Author: Tiglath-Pileser I (king of Assyria.)

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The General History of China

Containing A Geographical, Historical, Chronological, Political and Physical Description of the Empire of China, Chinese-Tartary, Corea and Thibet, Including an Extract and Particular Accaount of Their Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Religion, Arts and Sciences

Author: Jean Baptiste Du Halde

Publisher: N.A



Page: 464

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Early Riders

The Beginnings of Mounted Warfare in Asia and Europe

Author: Robert Drews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134340729

Category: History

Page: 232

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In this wide-ranging and often controversial book, Robert Drews examines the question of the origins of man's relations with the horse. He questions the belief that on the Eurasian steppes men were riding in battle as early as 4000 BC, and suggests that it was not until around 900 BC that men anywhere - whether in the Near East and the Aegean or on the steppes of Asia - were proficient enough to handle a bow, sword or spear while on horseback. After establishing when, where, and most importantly why good riding began, Drews goes on to show how riding raiders terrorized the civilized world in the seventh century BC, and how central cavalry was to the success of the Median and Persian empires. Drawing on archaeological, iconographic and textual evidence, this is the first book devoted to the question of when horseback riders became important in combat. Comprehensively illustrated, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of civilization in Eurasia, and the development of man's military relationship with the horse.

The Arabs in Antiquity

Their History from the Assyrians to the Umayyads

Author: Jan Retsö

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700716793

Category: History

Page: 684

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The history of the Arabs in antiquity from their earliest appearance around 853 BC until the first century of Islam, is described in this book. It traces the mention of people called Arabs in all relevant ancient sources and suggests a new interpretation of their history. It is suggested that the ancient Arabs were more a religious community than an ethnic group, which would explain why the designation 'Arab' could be easily adopted by the early Muslim tribes. The Arabs of antiquity thus resemble the early Islamic Arabs more than is usually assumed, both being united by common bonds of religious ideology and law.

A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar, and Present State of the Several Kingdoms of the William Guthrie, Esq. The Astronomical Part by James Ferguson...Illustrated with a Correct Set of Maps Engraved by M. Kitchin, Geographer

Author: William Guthrie,Ferguson

Publisher: N.A



Page: 435

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The Book of Common Prayer

And Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the Church of England : Together with the Psalter Or Psalms of David Pointed as They are to be Sung Or Said in Churches and the Form Or Manner of Making Ordaining and Consecrating of Bishops Priests and Deacons

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