A History of the Babylonians and Assyrians
by George Stephen Goodspeed
Publisher: Scribner 1906
Number of pages: 446
As an introduction to the ancient history of Iraq, Goodspeed's book has stood the test of time. The reader is given a detailed rendition of the history of the Old Babylonian, Assyrian, and Neo-Babylonian Empires. Although out of print for many years, the book is consistently cited as a helpful introduction to the subject.
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