History of Assyria by Olmstead, A T

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It is no easy task to write a history, especially one so involved as that of Assyria. The author is one peculiarly fitted to his task both by training and by a considerable residence in the countries whereof he writes. He has made large use of the actual words of the Assyrian writers themselves, thereby bringing to the reader something of the spirit of Assyria. This has meant the incorporation of a goodly portion of the Assyrian literature either in translation or paraphrase

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It is no easy task to write a history, especially one so involved as that of Assyria. The author is one peculiarly fitted to his task both by training and by a considerable residence in the countries whereof he writes. He has made large use of the actual words of the Assyrian writers themselves, thereby bringing to the reader something of the spirit of Assyria. This has meant the incorporation of a goodly portion of the Assyrian literature either in translation or paraphrase. The volume is profusely illustrated by almost 200 photographs, drawings, and maps, and very complete indexes add to its usefulness.

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Author Olmstead, A T
Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons
Pages 695
Edition 1st
Binding Hard Back
Condition B-
Dustjacket No
Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
At Home in the Desert
Men of the Earth Mother
The Winning of the Sown
The Balance op Power
The First Empire
Tiglath Pileser I and the New World
Dark Centuries
The Calculated Frightfulness of Ashur-Nasirapal
In the Palace of the King
The Threat of Ararat
First Contacts with Israel
The Great Revolt
Woman's Rule, Approach to Monotheism, and Decline
The Restoration---Tiglath Pileser III
Ararat in Syria and the Northern Judah
the Last Days of Israel
Sargon and the Syrian Settlement
Rusash op Haldia and "Golden" Midas
Purple Patches op a Historian
Deioces and the Median Foundations
Merodach Baladan the Chaldaean
Letters from the Armenian Front
Sargonsburg
Sennacherib and Tbe Babylonian Problem
Isaiah and the Siege of Jerusalem
Sennacherib the Craftsman
Esarhaddon and the Restoration of Babylon
Secrets of the Liver Omens and Greek Contributions to a Palace
Egypt at Last!
Harem Intrigues for a Throne
Brotherly Settlements
The Loss of Egypt and Lydia
The Intrigues of Elam
The Failure of the Dual Monarchy
Bel-ibni, the Viceroy
The Decision of the Gods; the Death of Shamash-shum-ukin
Laying the Foundations of Chaldaean Empire
A Royal Scholar
Heirs of the Ages
The Assyrian Manor
The Imperial Free City
Business Archives
The Arts and Life
The Reed Stylus of the Scribe
Divine Mysteries
Our Lord King
Ashur, the King-God
Tragedy
The "Assyrian Wolf"
Index of Proper Names
Index of Subjects

Copyright 1923
Year Printed 1923

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