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Ancient Assyria review Æ 103 ô Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East In this Very Short Introduction Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC Since the archaeological rediscovery of Assyria in the mid 19th century its citiIsrael with further sites in Iran Lebanon and Jordan providing important information The Assyrian Empire was one of the most geographically vast socially diverse multicultural and multi ethnic states of the early first millennium BC Using archaeological records Radner provides insights into the lives of the inhabitants of the kingdom highlighting the diversity of human experience. A fascinating book which would enlarge one's understanding of not only Assyrian history but also of the Old Testament In my case it shed light on 2 Kings 23 29 as I had not realized Necho was in power in Egypt as result of the Assyrian conuest of that landReading it is very enjoyable

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S in the Assyrian Empire ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject uickly Our expert authors combine facts analysis perspective new ideas and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readabl. Decent little introduction to the structure of Assyrian society and structure

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Ancient AssyriaAssyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East In this Very Short Introduction Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC Since the archaeological rediscovery of Assyria in the mid 19th century its cities have been excavated extensively in Ira Syria Turkey and. Short and factual this introduction does what it promises it gives you an initial insight into one of the earliest historic cultures often referred to in both middle eastern western and eastern early history While in these Assyria is typically cast as an enemy or a bordering civilisation this introduction takes you on inside of this cultures' geography religion and history Of course much could be wanted but as a very short introduction it fills its purpose though I would have liked a better map and timeline including parallel neighbouring culturesOn a curious note the term 'god napping' was new to me and I believe it will stick