Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon

Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon

by Lesley Adkins

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ISBN-13: 9781466838383
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/13/2004
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 960,541
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lesley Adkins, an archaeologist and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, is the author of several reference books as well as The Keys of Egypt: The Race to Read the Hieroglyphs, the account of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. She lives in Devon, England, and is married to Roy Adkins, also an archaeologist and writer.

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Dee_Money More than 1 year ago
You've got three choices when it comes to Henry Creswicke Rawlinson. 1. Henry's brother George's biography from the 1830's which is very dry and clinical. (Although available for free in the public domain.) -or- 2. This version which is far more palatable. It offers a nice flow, dramatizes George's essay, and highlights the main points of Rawlinson's life. Oh yeah, I said three. You can wait for my book coming out in 2014 entitles "The Brits of Babylon". It will feature Rawlinson, Austen Henry Layard, and George Smith. Begin your studies with Empires of the Plain!