I'm a big fan of ancient history, particularly concerning the ancient Near East.
It is a well written book and easy to read, covering the history of Mesopotamia from the earliest times up the end of the ancient world.
The book is written at the intermediate level as it presupposes some knoweldge of this region.
My son majored in Ancient Cultures at Brown University and says Dr Georges Roux's book covers everything. I immensely enjoyed reading "Ancient Iraq. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Yancey
I bought this book to follow up on a wonderful podcast of ancient history which I'd enjoyed:
"The Ancient World" by Scott Chetworth
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This is an exceptionally well-written, insightful and documented historical book. It provides the geographical details, a summary of archaeological findings and records, narrates... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Luca Bucchini
Thru college, I just couldn't get interested in Sumerian history. I thought it was all drivel, unimportant, and downright boring. Boy, was I wrong. Mr. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Debra Davis
My family is Assyrian/Chaldean. I've been writing about and researching Mesopotamia (now -- sort of -- Iraq) for well over a decade. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Renee Ann Hermiz
I'm a big fan of ancient history, particularly concerning the ancient Near East. I never came across a "must read" book on this topic until I read this one. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lord of the Sith
Although dated in some respects, Georges Roux' book provides a scholarly overview of the development and history of early societies in Ancient Iraq. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Miriam Day
This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to really understand the very beginnings of settled culture and civilisations. Read morePublished 15 months ago by T. S. C.
As a student of the history of ancient Iraq, I am always on the lookout for the next book on the topic. The book under review was a pleasant surprise. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Garland Proco