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Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction
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Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-13:
9780198715900
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
26.03.2015
Seiten:
152
Autor:
Karen Radner
Gewicht:
126 g
Format:
174x113x15 mm
Serie:
Very Short Introductions
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

From city state to empire, in the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC, Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Using archaeological discoveries from across the Middle East, Karen Radner demonstrates the vast, socially diverse, multicultural nature of Ancient Assyria and the Assyrian Empire.
From city state to empire, in the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC, Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Using archaeological discoveries from across the Middle East, Karen Radner demonstrates the vast, socially diverse, multicultural nature of Ancient Assyria and the Assyrian Empire.
Introduction; 1 Introducing Assyria; 2 Assyrian places; 3 Assyrians at home; 4 Assyrians abroad; 5 Foreigners in Assyria; 6 Assyrian world domination; Chronology; Glossary; References; Further reading; Index
Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC. Since the archaeological rediscovery of Assyria in the mid-19th century, its cities have been excavated extensively in Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Israel, with further sites in Iran, Lebanon, and Jordan providingimportant information. The Assyrian Empire was one of the most geographically vast, socially diverse, multicultural, and multi-ethnic states of the early first millennium BC.Using archaeological records, Radner provides insights into the lives of the inhabitants of the kingdom, highlighting the diversity of human
experiences in the Assyrian Empire.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.