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A History of the Babylonians and Assyrians Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 892 KB
  • Print Length: 444 pages
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  • Publisher: Lecturable (January 24, 2013)
  • Publication Date: January 24, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B5WH5EQ
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By The Grey Goose on June 20, 2013
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Well, that's what it is: a history book, written by a historian for historians and their students. More and more history books are being written by historians for lay readers; a wonderful turn I think. But this book isn't one of them. Even so, it is a well done work on a somewhat arcane subject with a substantial level of depth. It is an older book, and along with its depth comes an older scholarly assumption on the writer's part. There's a lot of "we" implied and supplied -- meaning the author and the reader -- and the reader is presumed to be scholarly, as of course is the writer. Can an ordinary reader -- someone, say, who devours mystery and suspense -- enjoy this book? Emphatically, yes!: if you are really interested in the Babylonians and Assyrians (a.k.a. Iraq and Iran) and wonder occasionally why Iraq and Iran are so self congratulatory about their land, their people, and their history. But it's a slow read and requires both interest and stamina from its readers.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jigsaw207 on September 22, 2013
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I bought this book in hope of getting complete big picture about the history of Babylonians and link our heritage since the dawn of civilization. The book contains valuable information and good amount of knowledge but, unfortunately - at least for me- it is confusing as it does not have logical organization for the beginner readers.

Talking about cities and kings without proper introduction makes the reader lost sometimes. I think this book suits the people who already have background knowledge about the subject.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By James Parmelee on March 2, 2013
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This is an excellent history in outline from a very complex period in the development of civilization in the Fertile Crescent. Even in its abbreviated form, it shows the numerous powers extant in this period which shaped the civilizations which were constantly in the process of rising and falling.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By RiponGMa on June 8, 2013
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This history of Babylonian and Assyria was first published in 1902. Thus it is badly dated. Although the average reader will likely feel overwhelmed by masses of unfamiliar names, this is true of any history of this region for this period. On the other hand, the author's focus on Assyria and Babylon and his characterisation of the former as the political and military heart of the region and the latter as the cultural and religious center provides some welcome simplification. Maps and an index would have been appreciated.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MsColleen on February 27, 2014
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This is an interesting coverage of the first Middle Eastern/Asian civilization in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, from Ur and Uruk of the Sumerians to the final downfall of the last Babylonian empire, but reading it was quite dry. The book dates from 1902 and was written in a dry academic style that showed no deference to a lay audience.

The names of specific historical have evolved over the last century, making identification challenging. As an example, the well-known people the Hittites never appear by that name, leaving confusion as to which people were engaged in strife with Assyria.

For those with the will to read a challenging book, I can recommend this book, but I fear many will only read a portion before laying it down, never to be picked back up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By henry a miller ii on December 1, 2014
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Do not buy from First Rate Publishers.
They take an old book and copy each page onto a smaller page thereby reducing the font to around 6, making the book nearly unreadable.
Some companies will do any thing to make an extra few cents per copy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donald A. Richardson on October 25, 2013
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I have yet t finish the book. I find it somewhat difficult to connect due to the many names and amount of facts. It is well written and filled with facts and information of that period of history. It is presented in a logical manner and probably would make a good text book for a class studying this period in ancient history.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary Musgrove on December 27, 2014
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This was a great book! Hard to put down. Very informative to the student of Bible history, especially if your looking for background info, like why things happened the way they did. A couple opinions on Scripture I didn't agree with, but other than that, was respectful to God's Word and used it at times to explain certain aspects of the history discussed in this book. I would recommend this book to any one, especially Christians who are looking for background information regarding Bible history.
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