The Ancient Assyrians

The Ancient Assyrians

Elite 39
  • Author: Mark Healy
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: ELI 39
  • Publication Date: 30 Jan 1991
  • ISBN: 9781855321632
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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For the greater part of the period from the end of the 10th century to the 7th century BC, the Ancient Near East was dominated by the dynamic military power of Assyria. At the zenith of its rule Assyria could lay claim to an empire that stretched from Egypt in the west to the borders of Iran in the east and encompassed for the first time in history, within the realm of a single imperial domain, the whole of the 'Fertile Crescent'. Mark Healy, covers the history of the Assyrians from their ancient beginnings to the eventual fall of the city of Nineveh.

Biographical Note

Mark Healy was born in 1953. He has a Master's degree in Political Theology from Bristol University. He is by profession a schoolteacher and is head of the Humanities faculty in a large school in Somerset. He has written a number of Osprey titles including Elite 40 New Kingdom Egypt and Campaign 16 Kursk 1943. He has a great interest in both the ancient and modern periods, is married with one son and lives in Dorset. Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction The Land of Ashur The Neo-Assyrian Empire The Eclipse of Assyria The Great Reformer: Tiglath-Pileser III The Assyrian Army 'Nineveh is Laid Waste' The Plates

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