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Farewell to Italy:: Semiramide

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0036
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Semiramide, Gioachino Rossini’s last opera for the Italian stage could well be dubbed Tancredi Revisited. There is evidence that Rossini thought the end—the death of Semiramide, ... More


‘Better than Any Ruined Site in the World’: Gertrude Bell and the Ancient City of Assur

Lisa Cooper

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

During Bell’s first journeys into Mesopotamia, undertaken in 1909 and 1911, she had occasion to visit the ancient sites of Babylon and Assur when they were being excavated by teams of German ... More


The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces

David Kertai

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198723189
eISBN:
9780191789724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723189.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Late Assyrian Empire (c.900–612 BCE) was the first state to rule the major centres of the Middle East. The Assyrian court inhabited some of the most monumental palaces of its time. The ... More


Ashurnasirpal II (883–859)

David Kertai

in The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198723189
eISBN:
9780191789724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723189.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 introduces the spatial principles that governed Late Assyrian palatial architecture through a detailed discussion of the architecture of Ashurnasirpal II’s Northwest Palace in Kalḫu and Old ... More


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