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Author Nissen, Hans Jörg.

Title From Mesopotamia to Iraq : a concise history / Hans J. Nissen and Peter Heine ; translated by Hans J. Nissen
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 180 pages) : illustrations, maps
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)
Summary The recent 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. A sweeping account of the rich history that has played out between these chronological poles, From Mesopotamia to Iraq looks back through 10,000 years of the region's deeply significant yet increasingly overshadowed past. Hans J. Nissen and Peter Heine begin by explaining how ancient Mesopotamian inventions--including urban society, a system of writing, and mathematical texts that anticipated Pythagor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the German
Print version record
Subject Iraq -- Civilization -- To 634.
Iraq -- History -- To 634.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Heine, Peter.
ISBN 0226586634 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226586642 (paperback; alk. paper)
0226586650 (electronic bk.)
9780226586632 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226586649 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780226586656 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Von Mesopotamien zum Irak. English