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Title I am Ashurbanipal : king of the world, king of Assyria / edited by Gareth Brereton.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Thames & Hudson ; London, England : in collaboration with the British Museum, [2018]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    732.5 IAM    Available
Description 348 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans ; 29 cm
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Note "This publication accompanies the BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria at the British Museum from 8 November 2018 to 24 February 2019."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-333) and index.
Contents Nineveh: the centre of the world. I am Ashurbanipal, king of the world, king of Assyria / Gareth Brereton -- Ashurbanipal's palace at Nineveh / Julian Edgeworth Reade -- Life at court / Paul Collins -- The Assyrian royal hunt / Julian Edgeworth Reade -- Ashurbanipal's library: contents and significance / Irving Finkel -- Ashurbanipal's empire. The Neo-Assyrian empire / Gareth Brereton -- The Levant and Assyria / Jonathan N. Tubb -- Cyprus and Assyria / Thomas Kiely -- The kingdom of Urartu / Paul Zimanksy -- Western Iran in the Iron Age / Yousef Hassanzadeh and John Curtis -- Susa and the kingdom of Elam in the Neo-Elamite period / François Bridey -- Violence into order. Ashurbanipal's campaigns / Jamie Novotny -- Reading Ashurbanipal's palace reliefs: methods of presenting visual narratives / Chikako E. Watanabe -- The battle of Til-Tuba in the south-west palace: context and iconography / Davide Nadali -- The battle of Til-Tuba cycle and the documentary evidence / Ronnie Goldstein and Elnathan Weissert -- Collapse, rediscovery and revival. The fall of Assyria and the aftermath of the empire / John MacGinnis -- Nineveh rediscovered / Julian Edgeworth Reade -- Assyrian revival / Henrietta McCall -- The future of Iraqi cultural heritage under threat / Jonathan N. Tubb, Falih Almutrb and Sebastien Rey.
Summary "In 668 BCE Ashurbanipal inherited the largest empire in the world, stretching from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. He ruled from his massive capital at Nineveh, in present-day Iraq, where temples and palaces adorned with brilliantly carved sculptures dominated the citadel mound, and an elaborate system of canals brought water to his pleasure gardens and game parks. Ashurbanipal, proud of his scholarship, assembled the greatest library in existence during his reign. Guided by this knowledge, he defined the course of the empire and asserted his claim to be "King of the World". This book will feature images of objects excavated from all corners of the empire and will highlight the British Museum's unrivalled collection of Assyrian reliefs, which bring to life the tumultuous story of Ashurbanipal's reign: his conquest of Egypt, the crushing defeat of his rebellious brother, and his ruthless campaign against the Elamite rulers of southwest Iran." -- Publisher's description
Subject Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria, active 668 B.C.-627 B.C. -- Exhibitions.
Assyria -- History -- Exhibitions.
Assyria -- Civilization -- Exhibitions.
Assyria -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Brereton, Gareth, editor, author.
Reade, Julian, author.
Collins, Paul (Paul Thomas), author.
Finkel, Irving L, author.
Taylor, J. (Jonathan), author.
Tubb, Jonathan N, author.
Kiely, Thomas Michael, 1971- author.
Zimansky, Paul E, author.
Ḥasanʹzādah, Yūsuf, 1981 or 1982, author.
Curtis, John, 1946- author.
Bridey, François, author.
Novotny, Jamie R, author.
Watanabe, Chikako E, author.
Nadali, Davide, author.
Goldstein, Ronnie, author.
Weissert, Elnathan, author.
MacGinnis, John, author.
McCall, Henrietta, author.
Almutrb, Falih, author.
Rey, Sébastien, 1981- author.
British Museum, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Thames and Hudson, publisher.
Note At head of title: The BP exhibition
ISBN 9780500480397

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