"This vivid and fast-paced book is an enjoyable introduction for the general reader, from the beginnings of human civilization to the recent wholesale destruction of Iraq's archaeological heritage... Robertson's focus on pre-modern Iraq effortlessly blends political and military history with the history of ideas, and flows seamlessly into the present era and the terrible predicament in which the cradle of civilization now finds itself." Publishers WeeklyVom Verlag:
In this analysis of Iraq's role in both the Middle East and the world, throughout history, Robertson provides a balanced account of the country and its people that explores the greatness and grandeur of its ancient empires and achievements, its contributions to the emergence of the world's enduring monotheistic faiths, and the role the great Arab caliphs of Baghdad have played in the great medieval cultural flowering that contributed so much to the European Renaissance and eventual rise of the West. Whereas most histories of Iraq shortchange the pre-modern era, this informative account is wide-ranging and extensive in its approach, and will be greatly appreciated by historians, students and all those with an interest in this diverse and enigmatic country.
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Buchbeschreibung Oneworld Publications Aug 2015, 2015. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 241x161x40 mm. Neuware - A unique account of Iraq that covers the region's entire history, from the rise of its first cities and earliest civilisations, to the aftermath of the war. 383 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781851685868