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Книга the traditional East the traditional East Книги Исторические Автор: D. G. (David George) Hogarth Год издания: 1950 Формат: pdf Издат.:Hard Press Страниц: 253 Размер: 7,6 Mb ISBN: 1406936464 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:The earliest of the centres of energy to boost international empire used to be additionally that destined, after many vicissitudes, to carry it most up-to-date, since it was once the simplest endowed via nature to fix the waste which empire involves. This used to be the zone which might be identified later as Babylonia from the identify of town which in historical occasions ruled it, yet, as we now be aware of, used to be neither an early seat of energy nor the guardian of its particular neighborhood civilization. This honour, if as a result of anybody urban, may be credited to Ur, whose additionally used to be the 1st and the single really "Babylonian" empire.

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THE EAST IN 6. C. 47 ASIA MINOR Had one taken ship with Achaeans or lonians for the western coast of Anatolia in the year would have expected to disembark at or near some infant settlement of men, not natives by extraction, but newly come from the sea and speaking Greek or another JEgean tongue. These men had ventured so far to seize the rich lands at the mouths of the long Anatolian valleys, from which their roving forefathers had been almost entirely debarred by the provincial forces of some 1000, one inland power, presumably the Hatti Empire In earlier days the Cretans, of Cappadocia.

9. , and very few for the century after that date. Nor do make good our deficiency. Though we cannot be certain, we are prob- Babylonian records ably safe in saying that during these two centuries Assyrian and Babylonian princes had few or no achievements to record of the 60 THE ANCIENT EAST kind which they held, almost alone, worthy to be immortalized on stone or clay that is to say, raids, conquests, sacking of cities, black- mailing of princes. Since Tiglath Pileser's World " (by which title was signified an overlord of Mesopotamia merely) had been seated on either of the twin rivers.

If we may use modern formulas about an ancient and imperfectly realized imperial system, we should describe the dominion of Shalmaneser II as made up (over and above its Assyrian core) wide circle of foreign territorial possessions which included Babylonia on the south, all of a Mesopotamia on the west and north, and every" thing up to Zagros on the east of a sphere ; " extending to Lake Van on the north, while on the west it reached beyond the Euphrates into mid-Syria; and, of exclusive influence lastly, of a licence to raid as far as the frontiers of Egypt.

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