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  • 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...

  • 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

    Green Frigate Books 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$ 6.49

    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...

  • Contemporary Chinaby Michael Dillon

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 53.95

    This book presents a concise introduction to contemporary China. It is intended as a first book for those coming new to the subject, providing the essential information that most people need to know, without going into excessive detail. Its coverage includes the economy, society, politics and international relations; China's history, especially the... more...

  • Women of Babylonby Zainab Bahrani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Representations of sexual difference (whether visual or textual) have become an area of much theoretical concern and investigation in recent feminist scholarship. Yet although a wide range of relevant evidence survives from the ancient Near East, it has been exceptional for those studying women in the ancient world to stray outside the traditional... more...

  • A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revoltsby Christiane Bird

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Though the Kurds played a major military and tactical role in the United States? recent war with Iraq, most of us know little about this fiercely independent, long-marginalized people. Now acclaimed journalist Christiane Bird, who riveted readers with her tour of Islamic Iran in Neither East Nor West , travels through this volatile part of the world... more...