The author is successful in his goal to provide an in-depth coverage of Ancient Near Eastern history for the beginning student….Chadwick skillfully brings to life the long-forgotten details of these two great civilizations. Near Eastern Archaeology Society Bulletin

Chadwick’s writing is lucid and flowing and, with such a profusion of illustrative material, the reader’s attention is easily commanded. …This is an excellent publication available at a modest price and I would encourage everyone to purchase a copy. Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies Journal