A History of the Babylonians & Assyrians – George Goodspeed (1906)

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A History of the Babylonians & Assyrians – George Goodspeed (1906)

S$54.00

Title: A History of the Babylonians and Assyrians

Author: George Stephen Goodspeed

Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1906.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Fair. Previous owner’s stamp on ffep and title page. Underlining to some pages. With a fold-out map, repaired, and with small closed tears. Some wear and rubbing to cover. 7.5″ by 5″. 422pp. An interesting read.

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“Who were the people by whose energy this region was transformed into so fair and flourishing a land, at a time when elsewhere, with hardly an exception, the upward course of humanity did not yet reveal any trace of orderly and civilized conditions? What are their antecedents, and whence did they come to occupy the alluvial plain?” – George Stephen Goodspeed

“In these regions of Mesopotamia and Babylonia, so diversified in physical characteristics, the one essential unifying element was the rivers. To them a large section of the land owed its existence; the fertility and the prosperity of the whole was dependent upon them; they were the chief means of communication, the main channels of trade, the distributors of civilization. It was in recognition of this that the ancient inhabitants called the Euphrates ‘the life of the land,’ and the Tigris ‘the bestower of blessing.'” – G.S.G.

Introduction
The Lands of the Euphrates and Tigris.
The Excavations in Babylonia and Assyria.
The Language and Literature.
Chronology and History.
The City States of Babylonia and Their Unification under Babylon to 2000 B.C.
The Dawn of History.
Movements toward Expansion and Unification.
Civilization of Old Babylonia: Political and Social Life.
Civilization of Old Babylonia: Literature, Science, Art, and Religion.
The Times of Khammurabi of Babylon. 2300-2100 B.C.
The Rise of Assyria and its Struggles with Kassite Babylonia
The Kassite Conquest of Babylonia and the Appearance of Assyria. 2000-1500 B.C.
The Early Conflicts of Babylonia and Assyria. 1500-1150 B.C.
Civilization and Culture in the Kassite Period.
The Times of Tiglathpileser I. 1100 B.C.
The Ascendancy of Assyria
The Ancient World at the Beginning of the First Millennium. 1000 B.C.
Ashurnacirpal III and the Conquest of Mesopotamia. 885-860 B.C.
The Advance into Syria and the Rise of Urartu: from Shalmaneser II to the Fall Of His House. 860-745 B.C.
The Assyrian Revival. Tiglathpileser III and Shalmaneser IV. 745-722 B.C.
The Assyrian Empire at Its Height. Sargon II. 722-705 B.C.
The Struggle for Imperial Unity. Sennacherib. 705-681 B.C.
Imperial Expansion and Division. Esarhaddon. 681-668 B.C.
The Last Days of Splendor. Ashurbanipal 668-626 B.C.
The Fall of Assyria. 626-606 B.C. The New Babylonian (or Kaldean) Empire – The Heirs of Assyria.
Nebuchadrezzar and His Successors.
Babylonia under the Kaldeans.
The Fall of Babylon.