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  • 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...

  • The House of Prisonersby Andrea Seri

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This book studies the house of prisoners at the city of Uruk during the revolt against king Samsu-iluna (ca. 1741?1739 BC). The history of this period is not widely known and there is no previous comprehensive treatment of the institution under consideration. The analysis of some 410 documents dated or attributable to Rim-Anum of Uruk, one of the rebel... more...

  • Die 101 wichtigsten Fragen - Chinaby Hans van Ess

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 9.61

    Wie alt ist China? ? Ist China noch ein sozialistisches Land? ? Welchen Zugang haben Chinesen zum Internet? ? Wie funktioniert die chinesische Computertastatur? ? Was sind die größten Erfindungen Chinas? ? Welche Rolle spielt der Sport? ? Denken die Chinesen anders? ? Muß man darauf achten, daß Chinesen ihr Gesicht nicht verlieren? ? Diese und andere... 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Mesopotamiaby Gwendolyn Leick

    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...

  • From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britainby Shawn Malley

    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...