[Georges Roux] í Ancient Iraq [streetmap PDF] Ebook Epub Download Î I don't want to dwell too long on this book.
I was looking for a good introduction to the ancient civilisations of Mesopotamia and this came out on top.
Initially it came across as a mixture of dry, informed yet also sprinkled with jewels of information that would keep one hooked but as it went on, I don't know, perhaps I grew used to the slightly dated academic style.
In small doses (a chapter at a time) it was thoroughly approachable, and certainly very informative.
This isn't an easy topic to write about and it always amazes me how archeologists are able to piece together a history of times that are so old.
we're talking at least 5000 years ago when we start! The great kings are stuff of legend.
They're all here; Gilgamesh, Sargon, Hammurabi, Sennacherib, Ashurbanipal Perhaps a bit outdated but is still a very well written introduction to the history of ancient Mesopotamia.
Starting with a geographical overview of ancient Mesopotamia, the author gives a broad historical picture right from the paleolithic age when neanderthals still inhabited the caves in Kurdistan, through the various prehistoric huntergatherer, partsedentary pastoral, and sedentary agricultural periods, and to the rise of the first Sumerian citystates and their rise and fall through various civilisations and empires until the Sassanian period.
Even though it is essentially a history of the rise and fall of kingdoms and empires, the author does a good job in providing an overview of the social organisation and the life of the citizens, and the economic basis of the society, and how they changed over the time.
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But ancient histories will long date themselves as long as archaeologists continue to work.
It is otherwise a thorough look at the complex history of the area Roux dubs “ancient Iraq.
” Ancient Iraq by Georges Roux is a book covering the entire history and culture of Mesopotamian civilization, all three thousand years of it from its prehistory to the final demise of Mesopotamian civilization in the first century A.
The term "Mesopotamia" originated with the Greeks and it means "the land between the rivers" and does not include all of Iraq and all of what we have come to think of as Mesopotamia.
Surprisingly the ancient inhabitants had no name covering the totality of the country in which they lived.
Though in many ways the inventors of civilization often little remains for the visitor to see of this once great civilization; "[t]he dissolving rain, the sandbearing winds, the earthsplitting sun conspired to obliterate all remains" and these desolate ruins "offer perhaps the best lesson in modesty that we shall ever receive from history.
" Part of Excellent, excellent writing for a book I was expecting to be somewhat tedious.
If you are interested in Ancient Iraq and the culture that grew there this would be your book.
Outstanding An incredible general history of the region.
Easy to read overview of ancient Mesopotamia, but probably vastly outdated by now.
and then there are history books that don't age.
A lifetime's passion, humanist scholarship, a flair for writing: I don't care if this one's dated.
You don't even miss pictures with such an evocative hand at the pen.
Great general history of early Mesopotamia.
Why is it that French historians always write the most insightful books on prebronze age cultures? Whether it is Egypt, Kush or Mesopotamia.
This book follows the land between the Tigris and Euphrates from stoneage Ur and Sumer into the peoples known today as the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Hittites, Semites and Babylonians.
The book includes lengthy notes and possibly the most clearly drawn and comprehensible series of maps I have seen in black and white.
That is amazing and necessary for the reader to follow the chronological events occurring over 15 centuries and involving at least six different cultures.
The author views many works, such as the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh, as legitimate, although flawed, historical documents.
He relates much of what we know with eve