Iraq Beyond The Headlines : History, Archaeology, and War.

Key Features:Though there are various good books on ancient and modern Iraq, there is no other that attempts the whole, in a unified narrative, including such seldom treated periods as Mongol and Ottoman rule in IraqBased on primary sources and scholarship in seven languages, including Sumerian, Akk...

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Main Author: Foster, Benjamin R.
Other Authors: Foster, Karen., Gerstenblith, Patty.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2005.
Series:Series On The Iraq War And Its Consequences
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Beginnings Modern and Ancient
  • 1. What is Iraq?
  • 2. The Birthplace of Civilization
  • 3. Production of Food: An Important Transition for the Human Race
  • 4. Settlement in the Plains
  • 5. A Durable Peasant Culture
  • 6. The First Cities
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2 Early City States and Empires
  • 1. New Polities
  • 2. Ur of the Chaldees
  • 3. The Rise of Kingship
  • 4. The City Shuruppak
  • 5. Lagash Nippur and Umma
  • 6. Akkad: The First Empire
  • 7. The Kingdom of Ur
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3 The Age of Hammurabi
  • 1. The Amorites and Their Way of Life
  • 2. Shamshi-Adad King of Northern Mesopotamia
  • 3. Rim-Sin King of Larsa
  • 4. Hammurabi King of Babylon and His Laws
  • 5. Law Society and Literature
  • 6. The End of Amorite Period
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4 A Babylonian Nation-State
  • 1. The Kassite People and Their Society
  • 2. Kassite Government
  • 3. International Relations
  • 4. Kassite Civilization
  • 6. Hurrians in Mesopotamia
  • 7. The End of Kassite Rute and the Renewal of Isin
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5 The Assyrian Achievement
  • 1. The Land and Its City
  • 2. The First Assyrian Empire
  • 3. The Second Assyrian Empire
  • 4. Two Assyrian Kings
  • 5. Assyrian Cuiture of the First Miiiennium B.C.E.
  • 6. The Fall of Assyria
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6 Babylon and Her Empire
  • 1. The Land and Its City
  • 2. Babylonian Economy and Society
  • 3. Babylon and the World
  • 4. The Persian Empire
  • Bibtiographicat Note to Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7 Mesopotamia between Two Worlds
  • 1. Alexander the Great and His Successors
  • 2. Life in Hellenistic Babylonia
  • 3. Babylonian Cuiture and Economy
  • 4. The Rise of Parthia
  • 5. Parthian Society.
  • 6. Parthian Mesopotamia
  • 7. Rome in Mesopotamia
  • 8. Parthian Cities
  • 9. The End of Mesopotamian Civilization and the Downfall of Parthia
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8 Iraq between Iran and Arabia
  • 1. The Sassanians and Their Subjects
  • 2. Sassanian Civilization
  • 3. The Sassanian Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire
  • 4. Arab Settlement in Mesopotamia
  • 5. Western Asia in the Seventh Century
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 8
  • Chapter 9 The Muslim Conquest of Iraq
  • 1. The Mission of Muhammad
  • 2. Arabian Catiphs and the Conquests of Iraq
  • 3. Islam and the Arabs in Iraq
  • 4. Leadership of the Muslim Wortd
  • 5. Divisions within Islam
  • 6. Commerce and Business
  • 7. Deveiopments in Arabic-Islamic Culture
  • Bibilographical Note to Chapter 9
  • Chapter 10 The Age of Baghdad and Samarra
  • 1. The Abbasid Catiphate
  • 2. Baghdad and Its Civitization
  • 3. Samarra and the Growth of Local Dynasties
  • 4. Medieval Iraq
  • 5. The Transition Movement
  • 6. Decline and Fall of the Abbasid Caliphate
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11 Iraq in the Ottoman Empire
  • 1. Iraq under Mongol Rule
  • 2. Iraq under Turkish Rule
  • 3. The Ottomans and Their Subjects
  • 4. Mamluk Iraq
  • 5. Ottoman Weakness and Reform
  • 6. Iraq in the Late Nineteenth Century
  • 7. Pressures of Modernity
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12 Colonization and Monarchy
  • 1. The First World War
  • 2. The Conquest of Iraq and Its Governance
  • 3. A New Monarchy
  • 4. Aspects of Iraqi Culture under the Monarchy
  • 5. Weakness and War
  • 6. Archaeology in Iraq
  • 7. A Time of Revolution
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13 The Republic of Iraq
  • 1. The Qasim Regime
  • 2. Iraqi Culture and Society
  • 2. Saddam Hussein and War with Iran
  • 3. Archaeotogy in Iraq
  • 4. The Ba'th Party.
  • 5. The Invasion of Kuwait
  • 6. The Embargo and Its Toll
  • 6. The American invasion of iraq and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage
  • Bibilographical Note to Chapter 13
  • Chapter 14 Archaeology Past and Present in Iraq
  • Bibilographical Note to Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15 The Iraq Museum and the Future of the Past
  • Atabaster Head from Uruk ca. 3300-3000 B.C.E. (IM 45434)
  • Atabaster Vase from Uruk ca. 3300-3000 B.C.E. (IM 19606)
  • Diorite Statue of Enmetena from Ur ca. 2460 B.C.E. (IM 5)
  • Inlaid Harp from Ur ca. 2550-2400 B.C.E. IM (8694)
  • Copper-Alloy Statue Made for Naram-Sin ca. 2254-2218 B.C.E. (IM 77823)
  • Ivory Furniture Panel from Nimrud ca. 745-727 B.C.E. (IM 61898)
  • Cylinder Seats from Kish and Girsu ca. 2420-2220 B.C.E. (From top IM 2780 13239 9709 10958)
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 1 5
  • Chapter 16 International and National Legal Regimes for the Protecdon of Archaeological Heritage
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The international Legal Regime
  • 3. United States Domestic Law and the international Art Market
  • 4. Problems in Controlling the International Art Market: The Paradigm of Iraq
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Bibliographical Note to Chapter 16
  • Appendix Iraqi Libraries Research Centers and Centers for the Arts.