The Greatness That Was Babylon: A Survey of the Ancient Civilization of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley

The Greatness That Was Babylon A Survey of the Ancient Civilization of the Tigris Euphrates Valley Originally published in by Macmillan under the title The Greatness That Was Babylon This Folio Society edition is based on the second edition from with minor emendations Introduced by T G H

  • Title: The Greatness That Was Babylon: A Survey of the Ancient Civilization of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley
  • Author: H.W.F. Saggs Bta
  • ISBN: 9780283996238
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Originally published in 1962 by Macmillan under the title The Greatness That Was Babylon This Folio Society edition is based on the second edition from 1988, with minor emendations Introduced by T.G.H James Art by Simon Noyes Maps by Reginald Piggott.

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    1. First, let's start with the fact that this is a Folio Society edition. That equates to one simple factif public transit is crowded and there's only one seat left, I get the seat. Because my book is superior to those flimsy paperbacks and Mc-eBooks. Bow down to my book. No, don't even look at it. The paper is real. The spine is real. The cover is real. It's real. Kneel!We have given you kingship over everythingMesopotamia comes alive in this classic history of the people who built those cool zigg [...]

    2. H.W.F. Saggs' "The Babylonians" is an excellent primer for anyone interested in the civic, economic, historical, linguistic, literary, political, or religious influence that the Babylonian civilization has had upon European culture. Well-researched and readable, Saggs' volume helps both the layman and the student of Mesopotamia orient themselves in the place and time of the ancient Babylonian people from the secon and first millenium BCE. Offering a concise, but informative overview of Babylonia [...]

    3. Very solid history of quite a long time period (focusing on roughly 2300-500 BC). It's a complete history, unlike the Egyptian history also in this folio series, with very interesting chapters on magic and religion, science, and literature, for example.It felt a bit rushed at times but mostly because there is so much to cover; I'm looking forward to picking up some more specialist works to complement what I found interesting in this excellent generalist one.

    4. كتاب لاباس بهصعب للمبتدئين مثلي في تاريخ بابلليس لدي اي خلفية حول تاريخ بابل ولهذا كان صعب استيعاب الحزمات التاريخية والمصطلحات جميعها بالانكليزي.وماصعب الامر اكثر هو تركي للكتاب مدة طويلة.عموما اسلوب الكتاب علمي بحتاستطعت رسم صورة مبسطة ومعلومات بسيطة ستساعدني انشاء الل [...]

    5. Amazing history of Mesopotamia from the earliest days of civilization through the fall of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. After a historical overview, the author examines things like religion, government, and daily life in some detail.

    6. Ancient history that had major influence on us today! This was fascinating history. It is amazing to me how their myths ended up years later in the Bible.

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