An Eclectic Library

Ancient Near East

Books that deal with the history of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Palestine, and nearby or related areas.

The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Grecians, and Macedonians; including a history of the arts and sciences of the ancients. By Charles Rollin. First complete American edition, 1836. This work is available in countless editions, and perhaps in the future this page will have more of them.

Volume I.

Volume II.

Cory's Ancient Fragments of the Phoenician, Carthaginian, Babylonian, Egyptian and Other Authors. A new and enlarged edition by E. Richmond Hodges, 1876.

Bibilotheque orientale, ou Dictionnaire universel, contenant généralement tout ce qui regarde la connoissance des peuples de l'Orient. Maestricht: J. E. DuFour & Ph. Roux, 1776. —An alphabetical encyclopedia of oriental studies. Cited by Gibbon.