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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...

  • 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...

  • The Babylonian Worldby Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 55.95

    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...

  • 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 China - An Introductionby Michael Dillon

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 53.95

    This book presents a concise introduction to contemporary China. Intended as a first book for those coming new to the subject, it provides 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 twentieth... more...

  • Women of Babylonby Zainab Bahrani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is a much needed historical study into the concept of feminity in Assyro-Babylonian society. The author analyses how the ancient culture of Mesopotamia defined gender and sexuality through visual representation. 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...

  • Urukby Mario Liverani

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2006; US$ 21.80

    Provides historical analysis of the origins of the city and of the state in southern Mesopotamia. This book develops an argument that weaves together an amount of information and places it within a context of contemporary scholarly debates on such questions as the ancient economy and world systems. more...