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History of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 9 (of 12)   By: (1846-1916)

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Gaston Maspero's ninth volume in his comprehensive series on the history of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria offers a detailed and informative exploration of these ancient civilizations. Maspero's expertise in the field of Egyptology is evident throughout the book, as he provides a wealth of information on the people, cultures, and events that shaped these societies.

The book covers a wide range of topics, from the rise of the Assyrian Empire to the cultural achievements of the Babylonians. Maspero's writing is clear and engaging, making the complex history of these civilizations accessible to readers of all levels of expertise. His meticulous research and attention to detail are evident on every page, making this volume a valuable resource for anyone interested in ancient history.

One of the highlights of the book is Maspero's discussion of the religious beliefs and practices of these ancient civilizations. He delves into the myths, rituals, and deities that were central to the lives of the people of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, painting a vivid picture of their spiritual world.

Overall, History of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 9 is a fascinating and well-written exploration of some of the most influential civilizations in history. Maspero's thorough research and engaging writing style make this volume a must-read for anyone interested in the ancient world.

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HISTORY OF EGYPT CHALDEA, SYRIA, BABYLONIA, AND ASSYRIA

By G. MASPERO, Honorable Doctor of Civil Laws, and Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford; Member of the Institute and Professor at the College of France

Edited by A. H. SAYCE, Professor of Assyriology, Oxford

Translated by M. L. McCLURE, Member of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund

CONTAINING OVER TWELVE HUNDRED COLORED PLATES AND ILLUSTRATIONS

Volume IX.

LONDON

THE GROLIER SOCIETY

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THE IRANIAN CONQUEST

THE IRANIAN RELIGIONS CYRUS IN LYDIA AND AT BABYLON; CAMBYSES IN EGYPT DARIUS AND THE ORGANISATION OF THE EMPIRE.

The constitution of the Median empire borrowed from the ancient peoples of the Euphrates: its religion only is peculiar to itself Legends concerning Zoroaster, his laws; the Avesta and its history Elements contained in it of primitive religion The supreme god Ahura mazâ and his Amêsha spentas: the Yazatas, the Fravashis Angrô mainyus and his agents, the Daîvas, the Pairîkas, their struggle with Ahura mazdâ The duties of man here below, funerals, his fate after death Worship and temples: fire altars, sacrifices, the Magi ... Continue reading book >>


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