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8. Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon

8. Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0009
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Under Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon reached the height of its cultural, intellectual, and material splendour. Other cities of the kingdom also benefited greatly during his reign, especially in ... More
Introduction: comprehending Rastafari

Introduction: comprehending Rastafari  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0001
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What is the appeal of the Rastafari movement? Is it the anti-establishment impulse the Rastas have come to represent? To understand Rastafari we must understand that it arose partly from a ... More
1. The Origins and Development of Archaeology

1. The Origins and Development of Archaeology  

Paul Bahn

in Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0001
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9780199657438
It is part of human nature to be interested in the past. The earliest known ‘archaeologist’ was Nabonidus, a 6th-century bc king of Babylon. The term itself was invented in the 17th ... More
5. The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce

5. The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0005
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‘The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce’ looks at the collapse of the Akkadian Empire after the reign of the fourth successor to Sargon. The most significant kingdom to rise out of this ... More
9. The Neo-Assyrian Empire, 972–612 bce

9. The Neo-Assyrian Empire, 972–612 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0009
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‘The Neo-Assyrian Empire, 972–612 bce’ outlines the events of the 150 years following on from the end of the tenth century bce. After the Late Bronze Age ended, small kingdoms came and went ... More
1. Archaeology and environment

1. Archaeology and environment  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0001
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‘Archaeology and environment’ introduces the civilization of the ancient Near East. The region is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ as the men and women who lived in the ancient Near ... More
2. ‘Rastalogy’ and ‘livity’: the principles and practices of Rastafari

2. ‘Rastalogy’ and ‘livity’: the principles and practices of Rastafari  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0003
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Where do the worldview, symbols, and lifestyles of Rastafari come from? Rastas and scholars of Rastafari employ the term ‘Rastology’ to mean the totality of Rastafarian ideas, and ‘livity’ ... More
9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)

9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0010
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‘Babylon in later ages’ begins with Babylonia under Persian rule when Cyrus invaded in 539. He honoured, preserved, and maintained Babylon’s and Babylonia’s time-honoured traditions, cults, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0001
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The origins of Babylon date back almost two thousand years before the foundation of Rome. Among the longest continuously inhabited urban settlements in human history, it became the centre ... More
3. Old Babylonian cities

3. Old Babylonian cities  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0004
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What did the city of Babylon look like? There are very few material remains of the royal city from this period, but more can be discovered about Old Babylonian cities from other urban sites ... More
Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction  

Trevor Bryce

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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.001.0001
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Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction takes us on a journey of more than 2,000 years across the history and civilization of ancient Babylonia, from the emergence of its chief ... More
8. The Late Bronze Age, 1595–1155 bce

8. The Late Bronze Age, 1595–1155 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0008
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‘The Late Bronze Age, 1595–1155 bce’ continues the story of the ancient Near East from the late sixteenth century bce and over the next four hundred years. Hammurabi's empire faced many of ... More
7. The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce

7. The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0007
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‘The Old Babylonian period, 2004–1595 bce’ looks at a kingdom that dominated a large area of land in what is now Iraq and part of Syria, the kingdom of Hammurabi of Babylon. Hammurabi of ... More
Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction  

Ennis B. Edmonds

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.001.0001
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9780199584529
Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of this widespread but often poorly understood movement looking at its essential history, principles and practices, and ... More
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction  

Amanda H. Podany

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.001.0001
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9780195377996
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction describes a momentous time in human history and explains why the ancient Near East is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’. ... More
10. The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce

10. The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0010
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9780195377996
‘The Neo-Babylonian Empire, 612–539 bce’ looks at the period that followed Assyrian rule, when the Neo-Babylonian kings took over. The Neo-Babylonian kingdom was short-lived, lasting just ... More
8. Doomed to die: Alexander in Babylon

8. Doomed to die: Alexander in Babylon  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0009
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9780198706151
‘Doomed to Die: Alexander in Babylon’ looks at the final chapter in Alexander's life, which was set in Babylon. When Alexander entered Babylon after his victory at Gaugamela, he was ... More
1. The ancient and medieval garden

1. The ancient and medieval garden  

Gordon Campbell

in Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191783302
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689873.003.0001
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9780199689873
‘The ancient and medieval garden’ considers the earliest documented gardens from around the world. It begins with the gardens of the Near East and eastern Mediterranean, such as the gardens ... More
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.001.0001
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9780198706151
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the profound influence the legends of Alexander's life have had on our historical understanding of him by focusing ... More

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