Part I. Assyria and Babylonia: 21. Babylonia in the shadow of Assyria (747-626 BC) J. A. Brinkman; 22. Assyria: Tiglath-Pileser III to Sargon II (744-705 BC) A. K. Grayson; 23. Assyria: Sennacherib and Esarhaddon (704-669 BC) A. K. Grayson; 24. Assyria (668-635 BC): the reign of Ashurbanipal A. K. Grayson; 25. The fall of Assyria (635-609 BC) Joan Oates; 26. Assyrian civilisation A. K. Grayson; 27. Babylonia (605-539 BC) D. J. Wiseman; 28a. Neo-Babylonian society and economy M. A. Dandamaev; 28b. Babylonian mathematics, astrology and astronomy Asger Aaboe; 28c. First-millennium Babylonian literature Erica Reiner; Part II. The Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea: 29. Israel and Judah from the coming of Assyrian domination until the fall of Samaria, and the struggle for independence in Judah (c.750-700 BC) T. C. Mitchell; 30. Judah until the fall of Jerusalem (c.700-586 BC) T. C. Mitchell; 31. The Babylonian exile and the restoration of the Jews in Palestine (586-c.500 BC) T. C. Mitchell; 32. Phoenicia and Phoenician colonisation W. Culican; 33a. The Scythians T. Sulimirski and T. Taylor; 33b. Thrace before the Persian entry into Europe G. Mihailov; 34a. The native kingdoms of Anatolia M. Mellink; 34b. Anatolian languages O. Masson; 35. Egypt: the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth dynasties T. G. H. James; Chronological tables; Bibliography; Index.
Volume III Part II describes the rise and fall of the great empires of Assyria and Babylonia, the sack of Jerusalem and the exile of the Jews in Babylon.
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