HISTORY OF EGYPT CHALDEA, SYRIA, BABYLONIA, AND ASSYRIA
By G. MASPERO, Honorable Doctor of Civil Laws, and Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford; Member of the Institute and Professor at the College of France
Edited by A. H. SAYCE, Professor of Assyriology, Oxford
Translated by M. L. McCLURE, Member of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund
CONTAINING OVER TWELVE HUNDRED COLORED PLATES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
THE GROLIER SOCIETY
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THE ASSYRIAN REVIVAL AND THE STRUGGLE FOR SYRIA
ASSUR-NAZIR-PAL (885-860 B.C.) AND SHALMANESER III. (860-825 B.C.) -- THE KINGDOM OF URARTU AND ITS CONQUERING PRINCES: MENUAS AND ARGISTIS.
The line of Assyrian kings after Assurirba, and the Babylonian dynasties: the war between Ramman-nirari III. and Shamash-mudammiq; his victories over Babylon; Tukulti-ninip II. (890-885 B.C.) -- The empire at the accession of Assur-nazir-pal: the Assyrian army and the progress of military tactics; cavalry, military engines; the condition of Assyria's neighbours, methods of Assyrian conquest.
The first campaigns of Assur-nazir-pal in Nairi and on the Khabur (885-882 B.C.): Zamua reduced to an Assyrian province (881 B.C.) -- The fourth campaign in Nairi and the war on the Euphrates (880 B.C.); the first conquest of BU-Adini -- Northern Syria at the opening of the IXth century: its civilisation, arts, army, and religion -- The submission of the Hittite states and of the Patina: the Assyrians reach the Mediterranean.
The empire after the wars of Assur-nazir-pal -- Building of the palace at Calah: Assyrian architecture and sculpture in the IXth century -- The tunnel of Negub and the palace of Balawat -- The last years of Assur-nazir-pal: His campaign of the year 867 in Nairi -- The death of Assur-nazir-pal (860 B.C.); his character.
Shalmaneser III. (860-825 B.C.): the state of the empire at his accession -- Urartu: its physical features, races, towns, temples, its deities -- Shalmaneser's first campaign in Urartu: he penetrates as far as Lake Van (860 B.C.) -- The conquest of Bit-Adini and of Nairi (859-855 B.C.)
The attack on Damascus: the battle of Qarqar (854 B.C.) and the war against Babylon (852-851 B.C.) -- The alliance between Judah and Israel, the death of Ahab (853 B.C.); Damascus successfully resists the attacks of Assyria (849-846 B.C.) -- Moab delivered from Israel, Mesha; the death of Ben-hadad (Adadidri) and the accession of Hazael; the fall of the house of Omri-Jehu (843 B.C.) -- The defeat of Hazael and the homage of Jehu (842-839 B.C.). Wars in Cilicia and in Namri (838-835 B.c.): the last battles of Shalmaneser III.; his building works, the revolt of Assur-dain-pal -- Samsi-ramman IV. (825-812 B.C.), his first three expeditions, his campaigns against Babylon -- Bammdn-nirdri IV, (812-783 B.C.) -- Jehu, Athaliah, Joash: the supremacy of Hazael over Israel and Judah -- Victory of Bammdn-nirdri over Mari, and the submission of all Syria to the Assyrians (803 B.C.).
The growth of Urartu: the conquests of Menuas and Argistis I., their victories over Assyria -- Shalmaneser IV. (783-772 B.C.) -- Assurdan III. (772-754 B.C.) -- Assur-niruri III. (754-745 B.C.) -- The downfall of Assyria and the triumph of Urartu.
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