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The Cambridge Ancient History

The Cambridge Ancient History

Volume 3

Part 2. The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires and Other States of the Near East, from the Eighth to the Sixth Centuries BC

2nd Edition

$400.00 (R)

Part of The Cambridge Ancient History

J. A. Brinkman, A. K. Grayson, Joan Oates, D. J. Wiseman, M. A. Dandamaev, Asger Aaboe, Erica Reiner, T. C. Mitchell, W. Culican, T. Sulimirski, T. Taylor, G. Mihailov, A. M. Mellink, O. Masson, T. G. H. James
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  • Date Published: January 1992
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521227179

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  • During this period the dominant powers in the East were Assyria and then Babylonia. Each established an extensive empire that was based on Mesopotamia, and each in turn fell largely through internal strife.

    • This is the MISSING LINK - the long-awaited volume chronologically parallel to Vol. III.3
    • Covers the Near East, Judaea, Thrace, and Egypt
    • Period includes the Exile of the Jews in Babylon
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    "The answer to the question whether the ancient world is worth studying is 'yes', and the Cambridge Ancient History proves it....CAH III/2 is an impressive achievement." John Ray, Times Literary Supplement

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: January 1992
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521227179
    • length: 962 pages
    • dimensions: 300 x 175 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.387kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 16 maps 3 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Assyria and Babylonia:
    21. Babylonia in the shadow of Assyria (747–626 BC) J. A. Brinkman
    22. Assyria: Tiglath-Pileser III to Sargon II (744–705 BC) A. K. Grayson
    23. Assyria: Sennacherib and Esarhaddon (704–669 BC) A. K. Grayson
    24. Assyria (668–635 BC): the reign of Ashurbanipal A. K. Grayson
    25. The fall of Assyria (635–609 BC) Joan Oates
    26. Assyrian civilisation A. K. Grayson
    27. Babylonia (605–539 BC) D. J. Wiseman
    28a. Neo-Babylonian society and economy M. A. Dandamaev
    28b. Babylonian mathematics, astrology and astronomy Asger Aaboe
    28c. First-millennium Babylonian literature Erica Reiner
    Part II. The Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea:
    29. Israel and Judah from the coming of Assyrian domination until the fall of Samaria, and the struggle for independence in Judah (c.750–700 BC) T. C. Mitchell
    30. Judah until the fall of Jerusalem (c.700–586 BC) T. C. Mitchell
    31. The Babylonian exile and the restoration of the Jews in Palestine (586–c.500 BC) T. C. Mitchell
    32. Phoenicia and Phoenician colonisation W. Culican
    33a. The Scythians T. Sulimirski and T. Taylor
    33b. Thrace before the Persian entry into Europe G. Mihailov
    34a. The native kingdoms of Anatolia M. Mellink
    34b. Anatolian languages O. Masson
    35. Egypt: the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth dynasties T. G. H. James
    Chronological tables

  • Editors

    John Boardman

    I. E. S. Edwards

    E. Sollberger

    N. G. L. Hammond


    J. A. Brinkman, A. K. Grayson, Joan Oates, D. J. Wiseman, M. A. Dandamaev, Asger Aaboe, Erica Reiner, T. C. Mitchell, W. Culican, T. Sulimirski, T. Taylor, G. Mihailov, A. M. Mellink, O. Masson, T. G. H. James

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