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By Georges Roux

Newly revised and containing details from fresh excavations and chanced on artifacts, Ancient Iraq covers the political, cultural, and socio-economic heritage from Mesopotamia days of prehistory to the Christian period.

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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES I. Prehistory II. Early Dynastic interval (c. 2900 – 2334 B. C. ) III. Dynasties of Akkad, Gutium and Ur III (c. 2334 – 2004 B. C. ) IV. Isin-Larsa, previous Babylonian and previous Assyrian classes (c. 2000 – 1600 B. C. ) V. Kassite interval (c. 1600 – 1200 B. C. ) VI. heart Babylonian and heart Assyrian sessions (c. 1150 – 750 B. C. ) VII. Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian sessions (744 – 539 B. C. ) VIII. Achaemenian and Hellenistic sessions (539 – 126 B. C. )B. C. ) IX. Parthian and Sassanian classes (126 B. C. – 637 A. D. ) MAPS 1. close to and heart East in Early Antiquity. 2. Southern Mesopotamia. three. Northern Mesopotamia and old Syria. four. The Assyrian Empire. FOREWORD TO THE 3rd variation by the point this 3rd variation of old Iraq is released twelve years can have elapsed because the moment version (1980). in this rather brief interval, Mesopotamian experiences have made large strides. In archaeology, more often than not short yet fruitful foreign ‘rescue excavations’ were performed on a few a hundred and forty tells, caused by means of the construction of 3 major dams at the Euphrates, the Tigris and one in every of its tributaries, greatly changing our assessment of prehistoric sessions specifically, while digging was once begun, resumed and/or prolonged on such recognized websites as Mari, Isin, Larsa, inform el-Oueili, Uruk, inform Brak, Abu Salabikh and Sippar, to say simply the most ones. whilst, Assyriologists have been busy decoding the inscriptions came upon in those excavations in addition to revising and re-publishing countless numbers of texts in part or inadequately released some time past, thereby editing and bettering our wisdom of the political, socio-economic and cultural heritage of historic Mesopotamia. This used to be now not regimen paintings yet a hugely winning, extraordinary and, after all, computer-assisted revolution. In 1980 I retired from my employment with a number one British pharmaceutical corporation. Having extra time at my disposal and entry to the college libraries of Paris, I wrote in my local language ‘La Mésopotamie’ (Le Seuil, 1985), principally in keeping with historical Iraq yet extra finished and comparatively updated. i noticed then that a few elements of my ‘British child’ have been badly wanting correction and development, and that i had no trouble in acquiring the contract of Penguin Books (may the god Nabû bless them! ) for a fair extra completely revised and significantly enlarged 3rd variation of historical Iraq, which certainly is now one step prior to the French e-book on numerous issues. To the people indexed within the advent who inspired and helped me in a number of methods I desire to upload, for the second one variation, Professor W. G. Lambert in England, Professors S. N. Kramer and J. B. Pritchard within the united states, Professor J. Bottéro, Madame Florence Malbarn-Labat and M. J. P. Grégoire in France and, for this variation, Professors David and Joan Oates, J. V. Kinnier-Wilson and H. W. F. Saggs in England, M. Olivier Rouault, Madame Sylvie Lackenbacher and Professor Dominique Charpin in France, Madame Duchesne-Guillemin in Belgium and Professor A.

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