Open up a world of Turkish inspiration with a Cornucopia digital subscription

Buy or gift a stand-alone digital subscription and get unlimited access to dozens of back issues for just £18.99 / $18.99 a year.

Please register at www.exacteditions.com/digital/cornucopia with your subscriber account number or contact subscriptions@cornucopia.net

Buy a digital subscription Go to the Digital Edition

I Am Ashurbanipal

king of the world, king of Assyria

Edited by Gareth Brereton

Published by Thames & Hudson

£40.00 / $50.56 / €46.70
($/€ approx)



Hardback, 348 pages, first published November 2018
Book Description

The book accompanied the major 2018/19 exhibition at the British Museum, which described Ashurbanipal as ‘The greatest king you have never heard of’. In 669 BC he inherited the world’s largest empire, which stretched from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. He ruled from his massive capital at Nineveh, in present-day Iraq, where temples and palaces adorned with brilliantly carved sculptures dominated the citadel mound, and an elaborate system of aqueducts and canals brought water to the king’s pleasure gardens. Proud of his scholarship, Ashurbanipal assembled the greatest library in existence during his reign. and declared himself ‘king of the world’. He was also ruthless, as scenes of flesh flaying attest. He conquered Egypt, crushed his rebellious brother in Babylon and his carried out a harsh campaign against the Elamite rulers of south-west Iran.

Fully illustrated and written by an international team of experts, the book has images of objects from all corners of the empire to add to the British Museum’s own unrivalled collection of Assyrian reliefs.

Related Books
Cornucopia Bookshop

Books

Back Issues

Music

Subscriptions

Cornucopia Digital Subscription

The Digital Edition

Cornucopia works in partnership with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. The digital edition of Cornucopia is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.

Digital Subscription: £18.99 / $18.99 (1 year)

Subscribe now