Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary Black, Jeremy

Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary

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Ancient Mesopotamia was a rich, varied and highly complex culture whose achievements included the invention of writing and the development of sophisticated urban society. This book offers an introductory guide to the beliefs and customs of the ancient Mesopotamians, as revealed in their art and their writings between about 3000 B.C. and the advent of the Christian era. Gods, goddesses, demons, monsters, magic, myths, religious symbolism, ritual, and the spiritual world are all discussed in alphabetical entries ranging from short accounts to extended essays. Names are given in both their Sumerian and Akkadian forms, and all entries are fully cross-referenced. A useful introduction provides historical and geographical background and describes the sources of our knowledge about the religion, mythology and magic of "the cradle of civilisation."

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780292707948
BY (AUTHOR) Black, Jeremy , BY (AUTHOR) Green, Anthony
PUBLISHER : University of Texas Press PUBLICATION DATE : June 01, 1992
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : University of Texas Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 241 mm x 172 mm
WEIGHT : 490 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Philosophy & Religion
Society & Social Sciences

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DESCRIPTION : Ancient Mesopotamia was a rich, varied and highly complex culture whose achievements included the invention of writing and the development of sophisticated urban society. This book offers an introductory guide to the beliefs and customs of the ancient Mesopotamians, as revealed in their art and their writings between about 3000 B.C. and the advent of the Christian era. Gods, goddesses, demons, monsters, magic, myths, religious symbolism, ritual, and the spiritual world are all discussed in alphabetical entries ranging from short accounts to extended essays. Names are given in both their Sumerian and Akkadian forms, and all entries are fully cross-referenced. A useful introduction provides historical and geographical background and describes the sources of our knowledge about the religion, mythology and magic of "the cradle of civilisation." PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780292707948 BY (AUTHOR) Black, Jeremy , BY (AUTHOR) Green, Anthony PUBLISHER : University of Texas Press PUBLICATION DATE : June 01, 1992 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : University of Texas Press LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 241 mm x 172 mm WEIGHT : 490 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : History & Archaeology Philosophy & Religion Society & Social Sciences * This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.