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- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00
From the dawn of Western civilization to the present day, events in Iraq have been at the center of world attention. Iraq lies in the heart of the Middle East and is central to this important region in countless ways. The domestication of plants and animals first began here. The world's first urban settlements and civilization were established... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 52.95
The Babylonian World presents an extensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated history of the ancient state Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon. Historicized by the New Testament as a centre of decadence and corruption, Babylon and its surrounding region was in fact a rich and complex civilization, responsible for the invention of the dictionary... more...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 3.99
Photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children?s interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. Welcome to China takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the world?s biggest country, taking a look at its people, its... more...
- Rough Guides 2013; US$ 29.99
The Rough Guide to China covers of all of mainland China including Tibet, along with the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Clear, detailed maps show all listed arrival points, accommodation, restaurants and sights, while boxes provide bilingual keys. Use it to explore the sophisticated nightlife emerging in Beijing... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 34.00
For the first time in their modern history, the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey at least are cautiously ascending. This is the first book to be primarily directed at analyzing the evolving solution to the Kurdish problem in Iraq and Turkey. Although this solution remains cautiously fragile, it does represent a strikingly positive future that until recently... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2002; Not Available
Situated in an area roughly corresponding to present-day Iraq, Mesopotamia is one of the great, ancient civilizations, though it is still relatively unknown. Yet, over 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, the very first cities were created. This is the first book to reveal how life was lived in ten Mesopotamian cities: from Eridu, the Mesopotamian Eden,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95
In his examination of the excavation of ancient Assyria by Austen Henry Layard, Shawn Malley reveals how, by whom, and for what reasons the stones of Assyria were deployed during a brief but remarkably intense period of archaeological activity in the mid-nineteenth century. His book takes up issues of museumship, popular entertainment, class, espionage... more...
- University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95
Previously published histories and primary source collections on the Iraqi experience tend to be topically focused or dedicated to presenting a top-down approach. By contrast, Stacy Holden's A Documentary History of Modern Iraq gives voice to ordinary Iraqis, clarifying the experience of the Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Jews, and women over the past... more...
- Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 48.00
Although the Assyrian kingdom that dominated the Ancient Near East between the ninth and seventh centuries BC had a rich material culture, attested particularly by the distinctive stone wall reliefs and colossal gateway figures, practically nothing is known about Assyrian metalwork. There has been no previous survey of this subject, largely because... more...
- Green Frigate Books 2007; US$ 17.99
This important account investigates the ruin of the Mesopotamian marshes—historically one of the world's most important wetland environments—along with the decimation of an area inhabited, since the time of the Sumerians, by thousands of people living on artificial islands of mud and reeds and depending on sustainable fishing and farming. Located... more...