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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The House of Prisonersby Andrea Seri

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 141.48

    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,... more...

  • Babylonby Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum; Margarete van Ess; Joachim Marzahn

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 0.00

    In this collection for the first time well-known scholars discuss Babylon from the point of view of the ?culture of knowledge?. The volume is the result of a conference that took place on the occasion of the exhibition Babylon ? Truth and Myth in Berlin. As the first joint pilot project by Topoi and the publisher De Gruyter for the simultaneous... more...

  • A Documentary History of Modern Iraqby Stacy E. Holden

    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...

  • Wetlands of Mass Destructionby Robert Lawrence France; Edward L. Ochsenschlager

    Libri Publishing 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...

  • Kurdistan on the Global Stageby Diane E. King

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    Diane E. King has written about everyday life in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which covers much of the area long known as Iraqi Kurdistan. One of the few scholars who has done research during the Saddam Hussein regime, King offers a sensitive interpretation of the contradiction resulting from the intersection of tradition with modernity, exploring... more...

  • A Short History of Iraqby Thabit Abdullah

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    This accessible guide has been fully updated to take into account the Iraq War and subsequent developments, whilst retaining its character as a non-partisan and approachable text for students and interested readers alike. The twentieth century witnessed the transformation of the area known currently as Iraq from a backward region of the Ottoman Empire,... more...

  • All Aboutby P. S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 4.49

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for ancient Mesopotamians. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Mythology, Gods, famous people, everyday life and much more! The ‘All About’ series... more...