By Archibald Henry Sayce
First Published 1894
A perfect introduction to Assyrian history, by a renowned Assyriologist.
The Assyrian empires were the greatest of Mesopotamia, and among the greatest of the ancient world. Assyria is also among the oldest neighbors of Armenia, and features prominently in legendary stories about Armenia’s ethnogenesis.
In this primer of Assyriology, the renowned Assyriologist and linguist, A. H. Sayce, discusses the people, geography, inscriptions, religion, literature and social life of the great Assyrian empires and civilizations.
Professor A. H. Sayce was Professor of Assyriology at the University of Oxford from 1891 to 1919.