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The History of the Chaldean Empire Kindle Edition

3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 295 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Acheron Press (8 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009QA38AO
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #107,870 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book was very cheap to download and was an impulse buy. When I started to read it I at first assumed it was a laboured translation of some ancient text, which would have had some charm. I recently read a translation of the Anglo-Saxon chronicle and the eccentricities of the language lets the reader feel that they are getting close to a primary source. Clearly I realised that the History of the Chaldean Empire was not a translation of a Babylonian, Persian or even ancient Greek text but for a few pages I could delude myself that it might be a translation of the 17th century work of some biblical scholar who was perhaps the first to gaze on the uncovered works of Nebuchadnezzar II or of Belshazzar. Slowly I realised that in actual fact this is the product of a modern writer whose first language is almost certainly English.

Robert William Rogers never makes a positive statement if a double negative will do and rarely makes a negative statement if there is a possible triple negative available. Days are 'periods of twentyfour hours' and archaic words struggle for a place amongst some other terms such as 'chiefest' which are timeless atrocities. Some sentences have a sort of charm, but most (e.g. 'Into these years probably went some of the building operations which have already been described') are just painful.

I suspect that this prose style is quite deliberate, perhaps an homage of sorts to the writers of the King James Bible. The 17th century scholars who wrote the King James Bible were struggling to translate from Greek, Latin and Hebrew without losing any of the nuances of these languages. There is no such excuse for Mr Rogers.

I say Mr Rogers, but I truly hope that I have used the wrong title.
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By L Louis on 6 April 2014
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Brief & concise, yet you get the feeling that it's a first draft of thesis waiting to be peer-reviewed & corrected! Some irritating typos are scattered throughout, but the essence of the work is sound albeit might be slightly out of date in view of more recent studies.
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Excellent book relating the period of the lands that are now Iraq and surrounding area. I would recommend it completely.
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helpful in research project
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An almost impossible read.
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A bit disappointing, not enough information, too general.
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