|Publication Date||June 4, 2010|
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION. I~ preparing' for the press, after an interval of seven years, a second edition of this work, the anthor has found it 111l1H:'CCSsary to make, excepting' in two chapters, any important 01' extensive alterations. The exceptions are the chapters on the History and Chronology of Chalchea and Assyria. So 1l11H.Jl fresh light has been thrown on these two subjects by additiollal discoveries, made partly by Sir Henry Rawlinson, partly hy his assistant, 111'. George Smith, through the laborious study of fragmentary inscriptions now in the British l1useum, that many pages of the two chapters in question req nired to lJe Yl'itten afresh. and the Chronological Schemes required, in tIle nne case a complete, and in the other a partial. revision. In making this revision, both of the Chronology and the History, the author has received the -most valuable assistance both frolll the published papers and from the private commllllicatiomi of .Mr.
Table of Contents
CONTENTS OF VOLI; ' ; THE FIRST MON AROHY; OR ALDJEA; CHAPTER I; GENERAL VIEW OF TIlE COUNTRY; CHAPTER II; CLI:IATE AND PRODUCTIONS; CHAPTER III; THE PEOPLE; CHAPTER IV; LANGUAGE AND WRITING; CHAPTER V; ARTS AND SCIENCES; CHAPTER VI; MANNERS AND CUSTO:lIS; CHAPTER VII; RELIGION; CHAPTER VIII; HISTORY AND CHI~ONOLOGY; Page; 1; 28; 13; 61; 70; • lOG; • 110; • 140 TIlE SEOOND 1iOX AROHY; ASS Y RI A; CHAPTER 1; DE~cmpTIOX OF THE COUXTRY •; CHAPTER II; CLDLTE AXD PnODUCTIOXS; CHAPTER III; TIlE PEOPLE; CHAPTER TY; THE CPITAL; CHAPTER Y; LAXGUAGE AND WRITIXG •; CHAPTER YI; ArCIIITECTl'RE ~""D OTHER ARTS; CHAPTER YII; ~IAXXERS _UD CUSTOMS; Page; • 180; • 210; • 236; • 248; • 262; • 277; • 406
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