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The Resource Civilizations of ancient Iraq, Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster

Civilizations of ancient Iraq, Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster

Label
Civilizations of ancient Iraq
Title
Civilizations of ancient Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Civilizations of Ancient Iraq, Benjamin and Karen Foster tell the fascinating story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements ten thousand years ago to the Arab conquest in the seventh century. Accessible and concise, this is the most current and authoritative book on the subject. With illustrations of important works of art and architecture in every chapter, the narrative traces the rise and fall of successive civilizations and peoples in Iraq over the course of millennia--from the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians to the Persians, Seleucids, Parthians, and Sassanians. Ancient Iraq was home to remarkable achievements. One of the birthplaces of civilization, it saw the world's earliest cities and empires, writing and literature, science and mathematics, monumental art, and innumerable other innovations. Civilizations of Ancient Iraq gives special attention to these milestones, as well as to political, social, and economic history. And because archaeology is the source of almost everything we know about ancient Iraq, the book includes an epilogue on the discovery and fate of its antiquities. Compelling and timely, Civilizations of Ancient Iraq is an essential guide to understanding Mesopotamia's central role in the development of human culture
Awards note
Winner of the 2010 Felicia A. Holton Book Award, Archaeological Institute of America.
Cataloging source
EXG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Benjamin R.
Dewey number
935
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS7.7
LC item number
.F6 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Foster, Karen Polinger
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Assyria
  • Babylonia
  • Babylonia
  • Iraq
Label
Civilizations of ancient Iraq, Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mesopotamia between two worlds
  • Sassanian Iraq
  • Epilogue: discovery and destruction of ancient Iraq
  • In the beginning
  • The birthplace of civilization
  • Early city-states
  • Kings of the four quarters of the world
  • The age of Hammurabi
  • Babylonia in the family of nations
  • The Assyrian achievement
  • The glory of Babylon
Control code
ocn722384429
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First paperback printing.
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780691149974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)722384429
Label
Civilizations of ancient Iraq, Benjamin R. Foster, Karen Polinger Foster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mesopotamia between two worlds
  • Sassanian Iraq
  • Epilogue: discovery and destruction of ancient Iraq
  • In the beginning
  • The birthplace of civilization
  • Early city-states
  • Kings of the four quarters of the world
  • The age of Hammurabi
  • Babylonia in the family of nations
  • The Assyrian achievement
  • The glory of Babylon
Control code
ocn722384429
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First paperback printing.
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9780691149974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)722384429

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