Iraq Beyond the Headlines: Historyrchaeologynd War

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This is the first authoritative, up-to-date survey of the history of Iraq from earliest times to the present, in any language. The book presents a concise narrative of the rich and varied history of this land, drawing on political, social, economic, artistic, technological, and intellectual material. It also includes excerpts from works of Sumerian, Akkadian, and Arabic literature, some of which are translated here for the first time into English.
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Ch. 1 Beginnings, modern and ancient 1
Ch. 2 Early city states and empires 21
Ch. 3 The age of Hammurabi 43
Ch. 4 A Babylonian nation-state 55
Ch. 5 The Assyrian achievement 69
Ch. 6 Babylon and her empire 85
Ch. 7 Mesopotamia between two worlds 101
Ch. 8 Iraq between Iran and Arabia 119
Ch. 9 The Muslim conquest of Iraq 131
Ch. 10 The age of Baghdad and Samarra 149
Ch. 11 Iraq in the Ottoman empire 165
Ch. 12 Colonization and monarchy 181
Ch. 13 The republic of Iraq 199
Ch. 14 Archaeology past and present in Iraq 213
Ch. 15 The Iraq museum and the future of the past 225
Ch. 16 International and national legal regimes for the protection of archaeological heritage 245
App Iraqi libraries, research centers, and centers for the arts 275
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