Monday, 16 February 2009

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

This 1883 book by Georges Perrot and Charles Chipiez has just been released by Project Gutenberg as an eBook.



As always with these books, the attraction is the wonderful “period” artwork like that above and there are over 400 in the book.  However, in this case I was also attracted because the book provides a 100 plus page historical overview in Chapter 1:

The General Characteristics Of Chaldæo-Assyrian Civilization.
  1. Situation and Boundaries of Chaldæa and Assyria
  2. Nature in the Basin of the Euphrates and Tigris
  3. The Primitive Elements of the Population
  4. The Wedges
  5. The History of Chaldæa and Assyria
  6. The Chaldæan Religion
  7. The People and Government
You have to visit the site to find out bout the wedges!  I’ll be keeping a lookout for Volume II.

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