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The Resource The Cyrus cylinder : the King of Persia's proclamation from ancient Babylon, edited by Irving Finkel

The Cyrus cylinder : the King of Persia's proclamation from ancient Babylon, edited by Irving Finkel

Label
The Cyrus cylinder : the King of Persia's proclamation from ancient Babylon
Title
The Cyrus cylinder
Title remainder
the King of Persia's proclamation from ancient Babylon
Statement of responsibility
edited by Irving Finkel
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Some historical artifacts are destined forever to alter how the ancient world is perceived. The unearthing in today's Iraq (in 1879) of a clay cylinder-shaped decree from Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid dynasty of Persia, stands in the same tradition of game-changing discoveries from antiquity as Hammurabi's famous law code or the intact tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamun. For the Cyrus Cylinder contains in microcosm the whole history of its period. Inscribed with an account of the conquest of Babylon in 539 BCE by the Persian King, it records an event which launched one of the greatest imperial adventures in history. It describes Cyrus' capture and deposition of Nabonidus, last native Babylonian ruler (represented by the Cylinder text as an oppressor of his own people) and proclaims the Persian as a liberator. His annexation of Babylon was to become the platform upon which the Achaemenid military machine built its later vast imperium. But the Cylinder is more than an ancient exercise in propaganda. It has also been called the world's first declaration of human rights, setting out the decree by which Cyrus freed the Jews from captivity in Babylon. This important volume is the first to discuss the Cylinder and its remarkable history
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
935.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS282
LC item number
.C979 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Cyrus cylinder : the King of Persia's proclamation from ancient Babylon, edited by Irving Finkel
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 2.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: discovery
  • Jonathan Taylor
  • Chapter 3.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: display and replica
  • St John Simpson
  • Chapter 4.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: the creation of an icon and its loan to Tehran
  • John Curtis
  • Chapter 5.
  • List of Illustrations
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: a Persian perspective
  • Shahrokh Razmjou
  • Afterword
  • Irving Finkel
  • Appendix: Transliteration of the Cyrus Cylinder text
  • Irving Finkel
  • References
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Jonathan Tubb
  • Introduction
  • Irving Finkel
  • Chapter 1.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: the Babylonian perspective
  • Irving Finkel
Control code
769546807
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 144 pages
Isbn
9781780760636
Lccn
2013431751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7074375
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn769546807
  • (OCoLC)769546807
Label
The Cyrus cylinder : the King of Persia's proclamation from ancient Babylon, edited by Irving Finkel
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 2.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: discovery
  • Jonathan Taylor
  • Chapter 3.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: display and replica
  • St John Simpson
  • Chapter 4.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: the creation of an icon and its loan to Tehran
  • John Curtis
  • Chapter 5.
  • List of Illustrations
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: a Persian perspective
  • Shahrokh Razmjou
  • Afterword
  • Irving Finkel
  • Appendix: Transliteration of the Cyrus Cylinder text
  • Irving Finkel
  • References
  • Index
  • Preface
  • Jonathan Tubb
  • Introduction
  • Irving Finkel
  • Chapter 1.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder: the Babylonian perspective
  • Irving Finkel
Control code
769546807
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 144 pages
Isbn
9781780760636
Lccn
2013431751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7074375
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn769546807
  • (OCoLC)769546807

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