Download The Anatomy of a Mesopotamian City: Survey and Soundings at by Elizabeth C. Stone PDF

By Elizabeth C. Stone

This mammoth quantity offers the result of the Mashkan-shapir venture which surveyed the large is still of this previous Babylonian urban to the north of Nippur within the deserts of Iraq. Supported through quite a few images, illustrations and plans, the ebook provides the findings from a whole aerial survey of the positioning, which printed urban partitions, a community of canals, systems and graves. each one aerial picture is gifted contrary an explanatory plan in addition to an outline. additional plans illustrate the distribution of good points and items. Exploratory trenches confirmed the intensity and protection of deposits and the result of that may be present in appendices. The learn additionally comprises distinct reviews at the reveals, which incorporated ceramics, version chariots, terracotta statuary, stone instruments and inscriptions. A cataloue of items is incorporated.

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Download Historical Dictionary of the Hittites (Historical by Charles Burney PDF

By Charles Burney

This Dictionary covers a civilization principally forgotten until eventually lately. This dictionary comprises thousands of entries on vital folks, locations, crucial associations, and the numerous features of the society, economic system, fabric tradition, and conflict of this historic humans. A 16-page photospread, introductory essay, chronology, and bibliography supplement the dictionary entries. For common readers and students alike who're drawn to old historical past.

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Download The Magic and the Mummy by Terry Deary PDF

By Terry Deary

It is a story of Neria, who works in the home of Death,helping her father to make the mummies. Neria enjoys her paintings, but if the pharaoh dies, all of it is going into overdrive mode. everyone seems to be so busy that Neria is given the accountability of mummifying the pharaoh's cat, to accompany him to the Afterlife. the difficulty is, Neria is simply too squeamish to kill and intestine the cat. Can she have the ability to avoid wasting the cat - with no being stuck and punished?

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Download The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 600–1025 by Mark Whittow PDF

By Mark Whittow

Mark Whittow provides a transparent, updated reassessment of the Byzantine empire in the course of a vital section within the heritage of the close to East. opposed to a geopolitical heritage (superbly illustrated with fourteen maps), his ebook covers the decade of the Roman empire as a superpower, the catastrophic situation of the 7th century, and the capacity wherein the embattled Byzantine empire held on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until eventually the Abbasid Caliphate's decline unfolded new views for Christian energy within the close to East.

A certain characteristic is Whittow's assurance of Byzantium's buddies, allies, and enemies in Europe and Asia. He stresses the geographical context of occasions, frequently neglected in different debts of this era. The origins of Russia, kinfolk with the nomad powers of the steppe international, the contest among Bulgars, Romans, and Slavs within the Balkans, and the often overlooked quarter of the Transcaucasus are all given prolonged remedy. No such wide-ranging paintings has seemed in English for almost 30 years, and Whittow's ebook might be useful for all students, scholars, and fans of medieval history.

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Download The Hun: Scourge of God AD 375-565 by Nic Fields PDF

By Nic Fields

The Huns have been the main feared and infamous barbarians of the traditional international. The notorious Attila, king of the Huns, and his matters have been recognized to their Roman enemies because the 'scourge of god'. They have been Turco-Mongol nomads, originating from the steppes of important Asia who migrated westward, moving complete countries and leaving devastation of their wake. The Huns have been really good horsemen and ideal archers, struggling with with a reflex composite-bow, that can penetrate armour at a hundred yards, a stronger weapon than the longbow or any bow in use on the time. In conflict they might strike worry into the hearts in their rivals and get a divorce their formations, charging at them with outstanding pace and obvious chaos while showering them with arrows. hence their very identify got here to epitomise fast, cruel destruction. usually the Huns are brushed aside as barbarians, and hence traditionally they turned a metaphor for barbarism. despite the fact that they have been good in a position to benefit from the trappings of civilised society received via their army profits. additionally they had a huge impression at the Roman army process, as eighty years after the Hun defeat on the conflict of Chalons, the Roman cavalryman used to be armed with the composite bow and as expert because the Hun in hand-to-hand scuffling with. Nic Fields expertly surveys the increase of the Huns and the workings in their society and the advance in their battle-winning guns and strategies, from their first assaults at the Goths to the demise of the Emperor Justinian, paying specific realization to the nice conflict of Chalons and the powerful rule of Attila.

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Download English Medieval Knight 1200-1300 (Warrior) by Christopher Gravett PDF

By Christopher Gravett

The thirteenth century was once a time of switch for knights in England. They have been confronted with emerging expenditures and lengthening calls for on their time for neighborhood executive as a result of their very prestige in society, until eventually knighthood itself used to be occasionally shunned. this era observed to boot the improvement of the event from the wild group occasions of the early years of the century to the only jousts with blunt lance. crusade lifestyles within the thirteenth century additionally embraced a number of theatres of battle together with the baronial rebellion opposed to King John, the Barons' Wars of Simon de Montfort, and the Welsh and Scottish wars of Edward I. This name additionally covers the use and improvement of fingers, armour, dress and different apparatus.

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Download A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica by Richard S. Dunn PDF

By Richard S. Dunn

Forty years in the past, after ebook of his pathbreaking publication Sugar and Slaves, Richard Dunn started a radical research of 2 thousand slaves residing on plantations, one in North the USA and one within the Caribbean. Digging deeply into the data, he has reconstructed the person lives and collective reviews of 3 generations of slaves at the Mesopotamia sugar property in Jamaica and the Mount ethereal plantation in tidewater Virginia, to appreciate the starkly diversified varieties slavery may take. Dunn’s gorgeous success is a wealthy and compelling historical past of bondage in very assorted Atlantic global settings.

From the mid-eighteenth century to emancipation in 1834, lifestyles in Mesopotamia used to be formed and stunted by way of lethal paintings regimens, rampant disorder, and dependence at the slave alternate for brand new employees. At Mount ethereal, the place the inhabitants always improved till emancipation in 1865, the “surplus” slaves have been bought or moved to far away paintings websites, and households have been frequently damaged up. Over 200 of those Virginia slaves have been despatched 8 hundred miles to the Cotton South.

In the genealogies that Dunn has painstakingly assembled, we will hint a Mesopotamia fieldhand via each degree of her bondage, and distinction her harsh therapy with the fortunes of her rebellious mulatto son and smart quadroon granddaughter. We music a Mount ethereal craftworker via a stormy lifetime of interracial intercourse, get away, and relations breakup. the main points of people’ lives allow us to understand the whole adventure of either slave groups as they worked and enjoyed, and eventually grew to become free.

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Download Sourcebook for ancient Mesopotamian medicine by JoAnn Scurlock PDF

By JoAnn Scurlock

An introductory consultant for students and scholars of the traditional close to East and the heritage of medicine

In this assortment JoAnn Scurlock assembles and interprets clinical texts that supplied directions for historical medical professionals and pharmacists. Scurlock unpacks the tough, technical vocabulary that describes signs in addition to techniques and vegetation utilized in remedies. This attention-grabbing fabric shines mild at the improvement of medication within the historical close to East, but those pills have been primarily inaccessible to an individual with no an services in cuneiform. Scurlock s paintings fills this hole via delivering a key source for educating and research.

Features:

  • Accessible translations and transliterations for either experts and non-specialists
  • Texts contain quite a number ancient classes and areas
  • Therapeutic, pharmacological, and diagnostic texts

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