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The Babylonians

An Introduction

By Gwendolyn Leick

Routledge – 2002 – 192 pages

Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

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Description

Gwendolyn Leick's approachable survey introduces the Babylonians, the people, the culture and the reality behind the popular myth of Babylon.

Spanning some 1800 years in the history of the Babylonians, from the time of Hammurabi, famous for his Law-Code, to the time when Alexander's heirs ruled the Near East, Leick examines how archaeological discoveries and cuneiform tablets recovered from Babylonian cities allow us an impression of the Babylonian people and their society, their intellectual and spiritual preoccupations.

Exploring the lives of kings and merchants, women and slaves, and the social, historical, geographical and cultural context in which their extraordinary civilization flourished for so many centuries, The Babylonians has provided scholars and students with a dazzling new insight into this fascinating world.

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'A well-referenced work for beginners … These new and updated texts breathe new life into the field.'- Journal of the Oxford University History Society

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Name: The Babylonians: An Introduction (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Gwendolyn Leick. Gwendolyn Leick's approachable survey introduces the Babylonians, the people, the culture and the reality behind the popular myth of Babylon. Spanning some 1800 years in the history of the Babylonians, from the time of Hammurabi, famous for his...
Categories: Classical Studies