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    DescriptionThis book comprises five poems dating from the height of the Babylonian civilisation in the second millennium BC. They include "The New Babylonian Creation", which was recited at the new year festival in honour of the god Marduk and his conquest of Tiamat, "Inanna's Journey to Hell", in which the goddess of fertility descends into a gloomy wasteland of devils and darkness, and "Adapa: the Man", a story of man's fall from grace, not through disobedience but through blind obedience. N.K. Sanders also translated "The Epic of Gilgamesh".


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    Title
    Poems of Heaven and Hell from Ancient Mesopotamia
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by N.K. Sandars
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 161 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140442496
    ISBN 10: 0140442499
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 640
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25790
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 892/.1
    LC classification: PJ3953 .P64 1989
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004010
    DC22: 892.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC19: 899.95
    LC classification: PJ4083
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    map
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    06 June 1989
    Publication City/Country
    London