A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, vol. 1

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Author: Georges Perrot
Co-author: Charles Chipiez
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 130,099 / 394 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 36.2
LoC Category: N
Downloads: 579
Added to site: 2009.02.15
mnybks.net#: 23429
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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e country divides itself into two tracts, running parallel to each other, of which the western presents features, not unlike those that characterize the Nile valley, but on a far larger scale; while the eastern is a lofty mountain region, consisting for the most part of five or six parallel ranges, and mounting in many places far above the level of perpetual snow.

"It is with the western or plain tract that we are here concerned. Between the outer limits of the Syro-Arabian desert and the foot of the great mountain range of Kurdistan and Luristan intervenes a territory long famous in the world's history, and the chief site of three out of the five empires of whose history, geography, and antiquities, it is proposed to treat in the present volumes. Known to the Jews as Aram-Naharaim, or 'Syria of the two rivers'; to the Greeks and Romans as Mesopotamia, or 'the between-river country'; to the Arabs as Al-Jezireh, or 'the island,' this district has always taken its name from the streams which constitute i

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