The name Chaldeans, as applied in the last five centuries to Aramaic speaking people of Mesopotamia, is meant to indicate their linkage to ancient Mesopotamian ancestry and culture. In history, Chaldean was the last universally acknowledged term to express Mesopotamian identity. Chaldeans, since 1000 B.
C. E., were Aramaic tribes; their language, and the Babylonian culture that peaked with them, are the most precious legacy that is kept alive today with contemporary Chaldeans. The presence of more than one hundred thousand Chaldeans in the United States highlights the demand for this resource book, which comprises a bibliography of sources that deal with the history and culture of Chaldeans, past and present.
In this comprehensive depiction of Aramaic tribes of Mesopotamia, Ray Kamoo explores the ancient and modern periods, the civil and religious influences, and the pagan and Christian heritage.