Assyria 668-635 B.C.: the reign of Ashurbanipal

  title={Assyria 668-635 B.C.: the reign of Ashurbanipal},
  author={Albert Kirk Grayson},
The reign of Ashurbanipal begins in what appears to be the hey-day of Assyrian imperialism and ends in a dark period of confusion, followed shortly by the fall of Assyria itself. It is the task of the present chapter both to describe the great days of Ashurbanipal's reign and briefly to reflect upon the reasons for the catastrophe which brought to an end one of the great empires of the ancient world. The end of the reign of Ashurbanipal is part and parcel of the history of the foundation of the… 
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