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From Mesopotamia to Iraq : a concise history

Author: Hans Jörg Nissen; Peter Heine
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The recent reopening of Iraqs National Museum attracted worldwide attention, underscoring the countrys dual image as both the cradle of civilization and a contemporary geopolitical battleground. A sweeping account of the rich history that has played out between these chronological poles, From Mesopotamia to Iraqlooks back through 10,000 years of the regions deeply significant yet increasingly overshadowed past.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Jörg Nissen; Peter Heine
ISBN: 9780226586632 9780226586649 0226586634 0226586642
OCLC Number: 276995879
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: viii, 180 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Landscape, climate, population --
The beginnings of sedentary life (ca. 10,000-4000 BCE) --
The first urban society and the use of writing (ca. 4000-3200 BCE) --
City-states and the way toward the central state (ca. 3200-2350 BCE) --
The first central states (Ca. 2350-1595 BCE) --
Babylonia as part of the near eastern community of states (1595-1200 BCE) --
The empires of the Assyrians and the Babylonians (1200-539 BCE) --
The Achaemenid Empire (539-331 BCE) --
Alexander and the Seleucids in Babylonia (331-141 BCE) --
The empires of the Parthians and the Sasanians (141 BCE to 642 CE) --
The Islamic Conquest (622-1258) --
Iraq as part of the Ottoman Empire (1258-1918) --
Iraq under the monarchy (1921-195 8) --
The Republic of Iraq (1958-2008).
Other Titles: Von Mesopotamien zum Irak.
Responsibility: Hans J. Nissen and Peter Heine ; translated by Hans J. Nissen.

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The reopening of Iraq's National Museum attracted worldwide attention, underscoring the country's dual image as both the cradle of civilization and a contemporary geopolitical battleground. This  Read more...

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