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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • An Australian in Chinaby George Morrison

    Earnshaw Books 2010; US$ 7.99

    Describing a journey across China to Burma, this vivid and precise account follows Australian-born foreign correspondent George Morrison on his travels beginning in 1894. Dressed in Chinese garb and engaging guides and servants as needed, Morrison traveled by riverboat, sedan chair, mule, pony, and, mostly, on foot. A gripping adventure tale, this... more...

  • A Century of Travels in Chinaby Douglas Kerr; Julia Kuehn

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 60.00

    Writings of travelers have shaped ideas about an evolving China, while preconceived ideas about China also shaped the way they saw the country. A Century of Travels in China explores the impressions of these writers on various themes, from Chinese cities and landscapes to the work of Europeans abroad. From the time of the first Opium War to the declaration... more...