- Esar-haddon's policy was successful and Babylonia remained contentedly quiet throughout his reign.
- Probably magic was always accompanied by some primitive form of animism whether the Melanesian mana or fetishism (see Dr Haddon's Magic and Fetishism, pp. 58-62, 64-90).
- C. Haddon's Fetichism and Magic. in which the god really lived, and which were no mere images or symbols of him.
- After Esar-haddon's death in 668 B.C. the first task of Assur-bani-pal was to finish the Egyptian campaign.