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  • 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$ 15.99

    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$ 34.99

    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...

  • 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$ 182.00

    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,... 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...