The American Presbyterian Review Volume 1

Paperback | February 11, 2012

byHenry Boynton Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: ... Akt. IX--ASSYRIA AND HER MONUMENTS. From the British and For ign Evangelical Review for Oct., 1868. "the site of the second, or great Assyrian monarchy," says Professor Rawlinson, " was the upper portion of the Mesopotamian Valley. The cities which successively formed its capitals lay, all of them, on the middle Tigris; and the heart of the country was a district on either side that river, enclosed within the thirty-fifth and thirty-seventh parallels. By degrees these limits were enlarged; and the term, Assyria, came to be used, in a loose and vague way, of a vast and illdenned tract extending on all sides from this central region. Herodotus considered the whole of Babylonia to be a mere district of Assyria. Pliny reckoned to it all Mesopotamia. Strabo gave it, besides these regions, a great portion of Mount Zagros,--the modern Kurdistan,--and all Syria as far as Cilicia, Judea, and Phoenicia."0 This region has recently started up, as if disentombed from the long years of forgotten centuries. With deep interest has the Christian world marked the discovery and development of the remains of Nineveh; and, notwithstanding the incredulity of such able and conscientious men as the late Lord Macaulay and Sir George Cornewall Lewis, and the still lingering doubts of some British savans, we can not but regard, in general terms, the decipherment and interpretation of those strange records to be a's marvellous and as real as, after the lapse of so many ages, their very appearance and exposure to the light of day. They have a precision'and a purpose, an accuracy and a finish, an entire elevation in art and design, indicating the ruin of a great empire, far in advance of those rude sculptures, that for seven miles along the eastern side of the gulf of Suez have singled...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 Excerpt: ... Akt. IX--ASSYRIA AND HER MONUMENTS. From the British and For ign Evangelical Review for Oct., 1868. "the site of the second, or...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.69 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021706583X

ISBN - 13:9780217065832

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