Land Behind Baghdad. A History of Settlement on The Diyala Plains.

McC. Adams, Robert.

Book ID: 21277


4to. xvi, 187 pp., frontispiece, 25 tables in text, illustrations, 9 maps & 22 b/w plates at rear, cloth, appendix, biblio, index, small cut to lower margin of plate without loss, otherwise copy clean & in very good condition, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, first edition, 1965.


This work traces and analyses the changing patterns of irrigation agriculture and urban settlement within Iraq for the first time. It includes colour maps and charts of the region and identifies the converging environmental and human forces which shaped the region’s successive phases of prosperity and decline.

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