• Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Desmond Manny
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Explore the captivating history of Babylon!

The Babylonian influence upon its successors and even modern society knows no bounds. One of the leading civilizations of Mesopotamia, the Babylonians provided the fundamentals of mathematics, agriculture, architecture, metallurgy, and other influential and necessary fields required to develop other great civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, and even contemporary nations like China and the US. Without them, no neoteric world could exist.

In Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia, you will discover topics such as:

  • The land of the Babylonians
  • Life, culture, and gender roles throughout the years
  • Where superstition met science
  • Babylonia before the Babylonians
  • The Amorite Dynasty or the first Babylonians
  • The first fall of Babylon and the rise of the Kassites
  • Assyrian domination and rule, 911-619 BC
  • The Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • The Persian conquest and Hellenistic period
  • Religion, mythology, and the creation myths
  • The short version of the biblical Babylonians
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about Babylon, scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button!

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Babylon

Too short, more like cliffnotes. I was very disappointed. I could get the same information from wikipedia. 6 minute chapters.

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Captivating Really

This book is an excellent resource for its subject for anyone looking to learn more about Mesopotamia and the great ebbing and flowing and rising and falling of the cultures who called it home.

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Excellent Approach

it is definitely a history *story*, taking us from imaging Sadam Hussein pompously pretending to be a Babylonian to the first temple risen in Eridu, the author uses verbal imagery to paint the scene so that you feel like you are watching it all.

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Super Book From Super Author

This has proven to be a fun read. The author takes us back to the dawning of civilization and provides many interesting insights into how the innovation of writing may have come about and what the first urban cities or towns may have been like,

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Its Amazing

The author uses major historical events to provide a kind of narrative tension, and between these he draws on many different sources to recreate detailed impressions of ancient daily life, including excerpts from the actual stories, myths, epic poems and letters preserved on steles and clay tablets.

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Awesome

Book was very interesting and easy to read for someone with an interest but not much knowledge of ancient Mesopotamia. There was a lot of hypothesizing about the nature of each civilization that could not easily be backed up with facts, but the discussion did create a framework to explain the history and do some compare/contrast between civilizations, which was nice for a novice.

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Very Interesting

I love history and reading but was put off this subject in school years ago due to the horrible text books, and only started reading about the period again after taking an art history course- the images drew me in.

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Awesome History Book

This book shows how the distant past has much to teach us, and one thing that caught me by surprise was that the financial system was every bit as complex as ours (futures and all), and it's impressive because they did it without computers.

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Great History

The history of Mesopotamia is a subject in which I've long had interest, but little education. I knew about the "Fertile Crescent" and had impressions from church and youthful Bible study. But I didn't know my Assyrians from my Amorites, my Akkadians from my Elamites.

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Well Done Author


A superb overview of Mesopotamian civilization and history. I can't recommend this book strongly enough. The author deftly weaves the political changes of the rise and fall of the various cultural subsets (Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Neo Babylonian, to name the most important) in a majestic and thought provoking analysis of the underlying foundations of their Weltanschauung and the subtle changes in which this civilization changed over the millenniums from 3,500 BC to 500 BC.

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  • Tait Thompson
  • 11-16-21

Worth the wait!

I've been a fan of ancient civilisations and especially Babylon - it's origin - governmental system - belief - civil status - economic - military and it's integration - absorption of other cultures of it's time - then it's slow but sure demise.
But to be also educated that the following civilisations were influenced in some small way by their lifestyle and history, well worth the wait