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  • The Conquest of Assyriaby Mogens Trolle Larsen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The Conquest of Assyria tells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were all but forgotten, half remembered in the Hebrew Bible and Classical texts. This volume records the dramatic finds, the decipherment of the... more...

  • A Season's Work at Ur, Al-'Ubaid, Abu Shahrain-Eridu-and Elsewhereby H.R. Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This classic work from 1930 describes the archaeological mission to Iraq which was a huge leap in the understanding of Mesopotamian history. It chronicles the journey, the excavations and the findings in a personalised account, heavily illustrated with maps, photographs of the locations and the findings, offering great insight into a special investigation... more...

  • A Brief History of Iraqby Hala Fattah

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 59.40

    Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes in this invaluable book. Coverage includes: Iraq, the first society The Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and the Sassanians Iraq under the Umayyad dynasty Iraq under the Abbasid dynasty The Mongol invasion and early Ottoman rule Iraq under the Ottomans... more...

  • Mesopotamiaby Christine Mayfield

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Mesopotamia was located in the Middle East. It was made up of empires such as the Babylonian Empire, Assyrian Empire, Persian Empire, and Phoenician Empire. Each empire made contributions and influenced the world as it exists today. more...

  • The Archaeology of Mesopotamiaby Roger Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    The only critical guide to the theory and method of Mesopotamian archaeology, this innovative volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian archaeology from its origins in the nineteenth century up to the present day. Ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), was the original site of many of the major developments in human... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Iraqby Beth K. Dougherty; Edmund A. Ghareeb

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 169.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Iraq, Second Edition covers the history of Iraq through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent... more...

  • Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museumby Ann Searight; Julian Reade; Irving Finkel

    Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 65.00

    This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are presented here for the first time. They range in date from prehistory down to the Persian and Hellenistic periods; the bulk belong in the eighth... more...

  • Apples and Orangesby Maarten Asscher; Brian Doyle-Du Breuil

    Four Winds Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    What does it mean when people say You can?t compare apples and oranges?? Are comparisons across genres inherently invalid, or can they be insightful and illuminating? In this brilliant and provocative collection of essays, Dutch author Maarten Asscher maintains that comparisons can be the highest form of argument. Asscher makes his case with examples... more...

  • Iraqby John Robertson

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 12.99

    In this insightful analysis, highly-respected expert John Robertson canvases the entirety of Iraq?s rich history, from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American-led invasion and Iraq today. Grounded in extensive research, this balanced account of a country and its people explores the greatness and grandeur... more...

  • Ancient Mesopotamiaby Jane R. McIntosh

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 75.00

    A general introduction to Mesopotamia that covers all four of the area's major ancient civilizations - Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylonia. more...