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4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce

4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 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/9780195377996.003.0004
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‘The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce’ describes how in the mid-twenty-fourth century bce the leader Sargon was able to conquer many of the little city states of Mesopotamia to create a new ... More
6. The Old Assyrian colonies, 1950–1740 bce

6. The Old Assyrian colonies, 1950–1740 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/9780195377996.003.0006
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‘The Old Assyrian colonies, 1950–1740 bce’ describes the period that follows the end of the Third Dynasty of Ur, which was one of breakup of empire and forging and breaking of alliances. ... More
2. Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law

2. Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law  

Nicholas Vincent

in Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777806
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10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.003.0003
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9780199582877
‘Angevin kingship: making and breaking royal law’ examines the context of Plantagenent rule, with particular attention given to legal matters. The Plantagenents have a reputation for ... More
3. War and society

3. War and society  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776045
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0003
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9780192804709
The way a society makes war is a projection of the construction of that society. ‘War and society’ looks at this issue from the opposite perspective by taking three examples to illustrate ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Pinch Geraldine

in Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775802
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803467.003.0001
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9780192803467
Mythology played a huge part in Egyptian culture. People and events from myth permeate Egyptian art, architecture, and literature. Myths figured highly in many of the rituals performed by ... More
1. Introducing Assyria

1. Introducing Assyria  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0001
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Ancient Assyria was one of many states flourishing in the Middle East in the millennia before the beginning of the common era, but the long-lived kingdom was one of the most influential. ... 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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9780195377996
‘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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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. In Good King Edward's golden days

1. In Good King Edward's golden days  

Nicholas Vincent

in Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777806
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10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.003.0002
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9780199582877
‘In Good King Edward's golden days’ describes the style of kingship practiced by the Plantagenets and how Magna Carta was created in response to their excesses. Magna Carta was drawn up ... 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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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0008
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9780195377996
‘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
3. The Early Dynastic period, 2900–2334 bce

3. The Early Dynastic period, 2900–2334 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/9780195377996.003.0003
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9780195377996
‘The Early Dynastic period, 2900–2334 bce’ shows how the birth of the long-lasting tradition of hereditary kingship came from Mesopotamia and examines what we have learnt about this period ... 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
Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction

Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas Vincent

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777806
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10.1093/actrade/9780199582877.001.0001
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9780199582877
Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction outlines the context and history of one of the most famous constitutional texts in world history. Magna Carta's origins in the troubled ... More
6. Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire

6. Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0006
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9780198715900
‘Assyrian world domination: pathfinder empire’ considers the key aspects of governance and ideology that contributed to the Assyrian Empire’s control over its holdings for three centuries. ... More
4. Assyrians abroad

4. Assyrians abroad  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0004
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9780198715900
‘Assyrians abroad’ captures snapshots of Assyrian lives far away from the city of Aššur and Assyrian heartland through a range of primary sources from different periods. Accounts of ... More
Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction  

Karen Radner

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.001.0001
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9780198715900
Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the ... More
3. Assyrians at home

3. Assyrians at home  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0003
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‘Assyrians at home’ describes the great variety of living conditions and human experiences in the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century, the period when the source material is most numerous ... More
4. Writing: the origins and implications of hieroglyphs

4. Writing: the origins and implications of hieroglyphs  

Ian Shaw

in Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776694
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854193.003.0004
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9780192854193
Egyptian hieroglyphs are made up of ideograms and phonetic signs. The connection between writing and art was much stronger in pharaonic Egypt than in many other cultures. There is a third ... More
The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction  

Amanda H. Podany

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.001.0001
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book
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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

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0010
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chapter
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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

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