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  • Mesopotamiaby Gwendolyn Leick

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 20.78

    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...

  • The House of Prisonersby Andrea Seri

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • An Examination of Late Assyrian Metalworkby John Curtis

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 48.00

    Although the Assyrian kingdom that dominated the Ancient Near East between the ninth and seventh centuries BC had a rich material culture, attested particularly by the distinctive stone wall reliefs and colossal gateway figures, practically nothing is known about Assyrian metalwork. There has been no previous survey of this subject, largely because... 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$ 28.95

    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...

  • The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraqby Yaniv Voller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Investigating the transformation of the Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq this book explores its development from an armed guerrilla movement, engaged in a war for liberation with the government in Baghdad, into the government of a de facto Kurdish state known as the Kurdistan Regional Government. The book seeks to better explain the nature and... more...