Babylon

Title

Babylon

Authors

Joan Oates

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Description

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.

- excerpt from book jacket -

ISBN

0-500-27384-7

Publication Date

1-1-1986

Publisher

Thames and Hudson

Disciplines

History

Babylon


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