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Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia - An Illustrated Dictionary (Paperback) Loot Price: R393
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Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia - An Illustrated Dictionary (Paperback)

Jeremy Black, Anthony Green; Illustrated by Tessa Rickards

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"The authors know their material inside out... The choice of illustrations, both half-tone and line-drawings, and the careful, cross-referencing of entries make this book a compelling compendium of ideas and images." -- Trevor Watkins, History Today

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."

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Imprint: University Of Texas Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 1992
First published: 1992
Authors: Jeremy Black • Anthony Green
Illustrators: Tessa Rickards
Dimensions: 240 x 172 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-0-292-70794-8
Barcode: 9780292707948
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Folklore
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > History of religion
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > History of religion
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Myths & mythology
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Myths & mythology
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
LSN: 0-292-70794-0

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