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  • 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...

  • Kleinfunde aus Elfenbein und Knochen aus Assurby Dirk Wicke

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 73.81

    Die Ausgrabungen der DOG in Assur haben über 700 Objekte aus Knochen und Elfenbein erbracht, die Dirk Wicke nun in seiner Studie zu den Kleinfunden aus Assur erstmals vollständig in Katalogform beschreibt, bildlich dokumentiert und ausführlich kommentiert. Der Entstehungszeitraum der Objekte reicht vom späten 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis in die späte... more...

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

    Four Winds Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    Maarten Asscher studied law and Assyriology at Leyden University in the Netherlands. He started his career in literary publishing in 1980 and became the Dutch publisher of writers such as Carlos Fuentes, Primo Levi, Amos Oz, and Wislawa Szymborska. In 2004, after six years as a cultural policy advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture... more...

  • Iraqby John Robertson

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Chinaby Poppy Sebag-Montefiore

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 16.99

    From the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong to the sprawling Himalayan mountains and mighty Yangtze River, China is home to an astonishing 1.3 billion people. Be an eyewitness to a country that is at once traditional and modern, and learn about its history, people, and way of life in DK Eyewitness Books: China . Eyewitness China investigates... more...

  • Iraqby Dale Lightfoot

    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...

  • The Babylonian Worldby Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 59.95

    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 Readers L3: Welcome to Chinaby Caryn Jenner

    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...

  • The Kurds Ascendingby Michael M. Gunter; David Romano

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 36.00

    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...