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Title I am Ashurbanipal : king of the world, king of Assyria / edited by Gareth Brereton.

Published New York, New York : Thames & Hudson ; London, England : in collaboration with the British Museum, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  732.5 IAMA    AVAILABLE
Physical description 348 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, plans ; 29 cm
Notes "This publication accompanies the BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria at the British Museum from 8 November 2018 to 24 February 2019."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-333) and index.
Contents Nineveh: the centre of the world. I am Ashurbanipal, king of the world, king of Assyria / Gareth Brereton -- Ashurbanipal's palace at Nineveh / Julian Edgeworth Reade -- Life at court / Paul Collins -- Assyrian royal hunt / Julian Edgeworth Reade -- Ashurbanipal's library: contents and significance / Irving Finkel -- Ashurbanipal's empire. The Neo-Assyrian empire / Gareth Brereton -- Levant and Assyria / Jonathan N. Tubb -- Cyprus and Assyria / Thomas Kiely -- Kingdom of Urartu / Paul Zimanksy -- Western Iran in the Iron Age / Yousef Hassanzadeh and John Curtis -- Susa and the kingdom of Elam in the Neo-Elamite period / François Bridey -- Violence into order. Ashurbanipal's campaigns / Jamie Novotny -- Reading Ashurbanipal's palace reliefs: methods of presenting visual narratives / Chikako E. Watanabe -- Battle of Til-Tuba in the south-west palace: context and iconography / Davide Nadali -- Battle of Til-Tuba cycle and the documentary evidence / Ronnie Goldstein and Elnathan Weissert -- Collapse, rediscovery and revival. The fall of Assyria and the aftermath of the empire / John MacGinnis -- Nineveh rediscovered / Julian Edgeworth Reade -- Assyrian revival / Henrietta McCall -- Future of Iraqi cultural heritage under threat / Jonathan N. Tubb, Falih Almutrb and Sebastien Rey.
Notes "I Am Ashurbanipal: King of the World, King of Assyria" November 8, 2018-February 24, 2019 the British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom.
Summary "In 668 BCE Ashurbanipal inherited the largest empire in the world, stretching from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. He ruled from his massive capital at Nineveh, in present-day Iraq, where temples and palaces adorned with brilliantly carved sculptures dominated the citadel mound, and an elaborate system of canals brought water to his pleasure gardens and game parks. Ashurbanipal, proud of his scholarship, assembled the greatest library in existence during his reign. Guided by this knowledge, he defined the course of the empire and asserted his claim to be "King of the World". Beautifully illustrated, this book will feature images of objects excavated from all corners of the empire and will highlight the British Museum's unrivalled collection of Assyrian reliefs, which bring to life the tumultuous story of Ashurbanipal's reign: his conquest of Egypt, the crushing defeat of his rebellious brother, and his ruthless campaign against the Elamite rulers of southwest Iran. Published to accompany a once-in-a-generation exhibition at the British Museum, I am Ashurbanipal gives a fascinating account of the Assyrian Empire told through the story of its last great ruler, and will highlight the importance of preserving Iraq's rich cultural heritage for future generations." -- Publisher's description.
Language notes Text in English.
Notes United Kingdom England London.
Other author Brereton, Gareth, editor, author.
Reade, Julian, author.
Collins, Paul (Paul Thomas), author.
Finkel, Irving L., author.
Taylor, J. (Jonathan), author.
Tubb, Jonathan N., author.
Kiely, Thomas Michael, 1971- author.
Zimansky, Paul E., author.
Ḥasanʹzādah, Yūsuf, 1981 or 1982- author.
Curtis, John, 1946- author.
Bridey, François, author.
Novotny, Jamie R., author.
Watanabe, Chikako E., author.
Nadali, Davide, author.
Goldstein, Ronnie, author.
Weissert, Elnathan, author.
MacGinnis, John, author.
McCall, Henrietta, author.
Almutrb, Falih, author.
Rey, Sébastien, 1981- author.
British Museum, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Thames and Hudson, publisher.
Subject Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria, active 668-627 B.C. -- Exhibitions.
Assyria -- History -- Exhibitions.
Assyria -- Civilization -- Exhibitions.
Assyria -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
Illustrated works.
Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Exhibition catalogs.
Variant Title At head of title: The BP exhibition.
ISBN 9780500480397