Dr. Oates describes the rise of Babylon from Sargon of Agade to Hammurabi, the great law-giver under whom in the 18th century BC the city first attained pre-eminence. She charts its progress under his successors, its greatest period of empire during he reigns of Nebuchadnezzar and Nabonidus in the 6th century BC, and its decay and final abandonment as Persians and Greeks turned Mesopotamia into a battleground.
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Thames and Hudson
Oates, Joan, "Babylon" (1986). Personal Research Collection. 15.