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A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

A HISTORY

OF

ART IN CHALDAEA & ASSYRIA

FROM THE FRENCH OF GEORGES PERROT,

PROFESSOR IN THE FACULTY OF LETTERS, PARIS; MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE, AND CHARLES CHIPIEZ.

ILLUSTRATED WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY-TWO ENGRAVINGS IN THE TEXT AND FIFTEEN STEEL AND COLOURED PLATES.

_IN TWO VOLUMES.--VOL. I._

TRANSLATED AND EDITED BY WALTER ARMSTRONG, B.A., Oxon.,

AUTHOR OF "ALFRED STEVENS," ETC.

[Illustration]

London: CHAPMAN AND HALL, Limited. New York: A. C. ARMSTRONG AND SON. 1884.

London: R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLOR, BREAD STREET HILL.

PREFACE.

In face of the cordial reception given to the first two volumes of MM. Perrot and Chipiez's History of Ancient Art, any words of introduction from me to this second instalment would be presumptuous. On my own part, however, I may be allowed to express my gratitude for the approval vouchsafed to my humble share in the introduction of the History of Art in Ancient Egypt to a new public, and to hope that nothing may be found in the following pages to change that approval into blame.

W. A.

_October 10, 1883._

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

THE GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHALDAEO-ASSYRIAN CIVILIZATION.

PAGE

Sec. 1. Situation and Boundaries of Chaldaea and Assyria 1-8

Sec. 2. Nature in the Basin of the Euphrates and Tigris 8-13

Sec. 3. The Primitive Elements of the Population 13-21

Sec. 4. The Wedges 21-33

Sec. 5. The History of Chaldaea and Assyria 33-55

Sec. 6. The Chaldaean Religion 55-89

Sec. 7. The People and Government 89-113

CHAPTER II.

THE PRINCIPLES AND GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHALDAEO-ASSYRIAN ARCHITECTURE.

Sec. 1. Materials 114-126

Sec. 2. The General Principles of Form 126-146

Sec. 3. Construction 146-200

Sec. 4. The Column 200-221

Sec. 5. The Arch 221-236


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