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THE SEVEN GREAT MONARCHIES

OF THE
ANCIENT EASTERN WORLD;
OR,
THE HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, AND ANTIQUITIES OF CHALDAEA, ASSYRIA
BABYLON, MEDIA, PERSIA, PARTHIA, AND SASSANIAN,
OR NEW PERSIAN EMPIRE.
BY
GEORGE RAWLINSON, M.A.,
CAMDEN PROFESSOR OF ANCIENT HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
IN THREE VOLUMES.
VOLUME I.
With Maps and Illustrations





ASSYRIA



THE SECOND MONARCHY

CHAPTER I. DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY
 
CHAPTER II.     CLIMATE AND PRODUCTIONS
 
CHAPTER III.     THE PEOPLE
 
CHAPTER IV. THE CAPITAL
 
CHAPTER V. LANGUAGE AND WRITING
 
CHAPTER VI.    ARCHITECTURE AND OTHER ARTS
 
CHAPTER VII.    MANNERS AND CUSTOMS
 
CHAPTER VIII.    RELIGION
 
CHAPTER IX. CHRONOLOGY AND HISTORY


REFERENCES





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CHAPTER I.    DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY


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