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Iraq (Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia)

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  • Die Orthostaten Tiglat-Pilesers I. und Assurnasirpals II. aus dem Alten Palast von Assurby Julia Orlamünde; Steven Lundström

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 61.24

    Während Orthostaten als Architekturelement im syrischen und anatolischen Raum seit Beginn des 2. Jahrtausends gut belegt sind, sind steinerne Orthostaten an Monumentalbauten aus dem assyrischen Kerngebiet erstmals unter Tiglat-Pileser I. (1114?1076) in Assur bezeugt. Tiglat-Pileser I. begründete damit eine Tradition, die A??ur-nasir-apli II. (883?859)... more...

  • Die Keramik der Älteren Ischtar-Tempel in Assurby Claudia Beuger

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 67.54

    Die sogenannten Älteren Ischtar-Tempel gelten als der am besten dokumentierte Baukomplex in Assur, der Keimzelle des späteren assyrischen Reiches. Zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts wurden diese Befunde unter der Leitung von Walter Andrae bis auf den anstehenden Fels hinab ausgegraben und es konnten die vermutlich frühesten erhaltenen Kultbauten der Stadt... more...

  • Die Übermittlung von S.W.I.F.T.-Daten an die Terrorismusaufklärung der USA.by Jens Ambrock

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 55.74

    Spätestens seit den Enthüllungen Edward Snowdens sind die weitreichenden Überwachungsmaßnahmen in den Fokus der Öffentlichkeit gerückt, die die Regierung der USA zum Zweck der Terrorismusabwehr betreibt. Die Arbeit widmet sich der umfassenden Ausspähung des weltweiten Zahlungsverkehrs. Unmittelbar nach den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 haben die... more...

  • From Baghdad with Loveby Jay Kopelman; Melinda Roth

    Lyons Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Critical acclaim for From Baghdad with Love: "A story that is both tender and thought-provoking?candidly portraying the ugly conditions in wartime Iraq, while also describing Kopelman's (and his fellow Marines') growing attachment to a scruffy stray puppy." ?Amazon.com Review     "Heartwarming." ? USA Today "Not just a seasonal heart-warmer.... more...

  • The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraqby Yaniv Voller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Investigating the transformation of the Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq this book explores its development from an armed guerrilla movement, engaged in a war for liberation with the government in Baghdad, into the government of a de facto Kurdish state known as the Kurdistan Regional Government. The book seeks to better explain the nature and... more...

  • Operation Hotel Californiaby Mike Tucker; Charles Faddis

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Sam handpicked the counterterrorists and clandestine officers for his team in early February of 2002, at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Nearly half of his team had been heavily engaged in the fight against Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and other Islamist terrorists in Afghanistan after September 11th. Throughout February 2002, Sam and his... more...

  • Sectarianism in Iraqby Khalil Osman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book links sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the modern nation-state to resolve tensions between sectarian identities and concepts of unified statehood and uniform citizenry. After a theoretical excursus that recasts the notion of primordial identity as a socially constructed reality, the author sets out to explain the persistence of... more...

  • Baghdadby Justin Marozzi

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    In Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood , celebrated young travelwriter-historian Justin Marozzi gives us a many-layered history of one of the world's truly great cities - both its spectacular golden ages and its terrible disasters more...

  • People of Ancient Assyriaby Jørgen Læssøe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Was Assyria merely a more brutal, more uncivilized and less interesting offshoot of the culture created by Sumerians and Babylonians in Southern Mesopotamia at the dawn of history? Do the Assyrian reliefs that fill our museums give a complete picture of the phenomenon that was Assyria? Was the contribution of this people to world culture merely an... more...

  • Thunder Runby David Zucchino

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 10.92

    Thunder Run is the story of how, with fewer than a thousand men, and facing dug-in Iraqi forces, the Second ('Tusker') Brigade of the Third Infantry Division punched a hole through the heart of Baghdad with a high-speed charge to Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace and Republican Guard headquarters. The product of dozens of interviews with commanders... more...