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Title:
The Near East : 10,000 years of history
Author:
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1968.
Physical Description:
x, 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
1. The Sumerians -- The first farmers -- The life-giving rivers -- The great inventions -- The greatest invention -- The flood -- Warfare -- 2. The Akkadians -- The first empire -- The conquering nomads -- The city of Abraham -- 3. The Amorites -- Enter Babylon -- The changing of the gods -- The pillar of the law -- The coming of the horse -- 4. The Assyrians -- The great hunter -- Iron -- The Assyrian Hitler -- The horse grows larger -- The queen that wasn't -- The policy of exile -- The last dynasty -- Frustrations and fury -- At the peak -- The royal librarian -- 5. The Chaldeans -- The end of Ninevah -- The division of the spoils -- Babylon in its glory -- The Jews in exile -- The royal antiquarian -- 6. The Persians -- The gentle conqueror -- The war of light and dark -- The organizer -- The end of Marduk -- The battle of the brothers -- 7. The Macedonians -- Union against Persia -- David beats Goliath -- Exit Babylon -- The pull of the west -- 8. The Parthians -- Exit the Seleucids -- Enter Rome -- The armored horsemen -- Stand-off -- Rome at the gulf -- 9. The Sassanids -- Re-enter the Persians -- The pull of the past -- Roman recovery -- The Christian enemy -- A century of confusion -- The heretics -- The moment of enlightenment -- The moment of triumph -- 10. The Arabs -- History repeats itself -- The factions of Islam -- Baghdad -- The puppet Caliphs -- 11. The Turks -- The heirs take over -- End and beginning of a dual -- The assassins -- Terror from central Asia -- The Ottomans -- 12. The Europeans -- The return of the westerners -- The Russians -- The Germans -- Israel -- Table of dates.
Format :
Book