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    DescriptionAncient 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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    Title
    Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia
    Subtitle
    An Illustrated Dictionary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Black, By (author) Anthony Green, Illustrated by Tessa Rickards
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780292707948
    ISBN 10: 0292707940
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF, HRAX
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A13260000
    B&T General Subject: 285
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, REF008000
    DC21: 200.935
    DC22: 200/.935
    LC classification: BL2350.I7 B57 1992B
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    DC22: 200.935
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, QRAX, NHC
    Publisher
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 August 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX
    Review quote
    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 "