A Brief History Of Iraq by Hala Fattah, Frank Caso

By Hala Fattah, Frank Caso

A entire consultant to greater than 6,000 years of heritage in Iraq. masking themes starting from the traditional Mesopotamian civilizations to the autumn of Saddam Hussein and the battle in Iraq, it examines the altering panorama of this state. It makes a speciality of the societies, peoples, and cultures of Iraq.

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Akkadian culture, consciously promoted by Sargon to suit his ideological needs, was never entirely an autonomous phenomenon; Sumer, with its complex history, flourishing urbanity, and religious heritage, was in large part the background from which the kings of Akkad drew their inspiration, just as they assimilated other influences throughout their long rule. Despite Sumer’s decline, the waning of Sumerian culture and language was slow and gradual; even in its nadir, it was being propagated in communities as far afield as Syria, Anatolia, and Palestine, which adopted Sumerian script and myths.

Hammurabi the Lawgiver Although built on earlier precedents, the law codes published under Hammurabi are forever associated with his name. In his 42nd year, Hammurabi had his judgments immortalized by publishing them as a set of codes inspired by Shamash, the sun god, a copy of which was found in Susiania (in what is now Iran) and transported to the Louvre Museum in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. It is important to understand that Hammurabi’s codes were not law statutes but grew out of day-to-day regulations adopted by the king while adjusting previous edicts to new socioeconomic realities.

In one of the great turning points of history, they failed . ” (Polk 2005, 32). E. , which halted the Persian advance in its tracks. Thereafter, the goal of conquering the whole of Greece became one of the defining visions of the Persian rulers, attempted by practically every one of them after Darius. By the end of Darius’s reign, the Persian Empire stretched over thousands of miles, from the Aegean Sea eastward to the Indus River, and from Armenia in the north to Lower Egypt. Its rulers governed a multitude of men and women and coexisted with several different religions and cultures.

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