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    Title
    Sumerian Mythology
    Subtitle
    A Study of Spiritual and Literary Achievement in the Third Millennium B.C.
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Noah Kramer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812210477
    ISBN 10: 0812210476
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HRQ
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T General Subject: 501
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A13280000
    DC22: 299/.9295
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 299.9295
    DC21: 299.995
    LC classification: BL1615 .K73 1997
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, QRY
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    23 illus.
    Publisher
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Publication date
    01 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Pennsylvania
    Author Information
    Samuel Noah Kramer was Clark Research Professor Emeritus of Assyriology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also Curator Emeritus of the Tablet Collections.
    Review quote
    "A real addition to the body of world mythology."-American Anthropologist "No people has contributed more to the culture of mankind than the Sumerians, and yet it has been only in recent years that our knowledge of them has become at all accurate or extensive. [This book is] our first authoritative sketch of the great myths of the Sumerians, their myths of origins, of creation, the nether world, and the deluge. The book ... makes entrancing reading and for the general reader it opens up a whole new vista undreamed of before."-Theophile J. Meek
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Preface Introduction. The Sources: The Sumerian Literary Tablets I. THE SCOPE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF SUMERIAN MYTHOLOGY II. MYTHS OF ORIGINS -The Creation of the Universe -The Organization of the Universe -Enlil and Ninll: the Begetting of Nanna -The Journey of Nanna to Nippur -Emesh and Enten: Enlil Chooses the Farmergod -The Creation of the Pickax -Cattle and Grain -Enki and Ninhursag: the Affairs of the Watergod -Enki and Sumer: the Organization of the Earth and Its Cultural Processes -Enki and Eridu: the Journey of the Water-god to Nippur -Inanna and Enki: the Transfer of the Arts of Civilization from Eridu to Erech -The Creation of Man III. MYTHS OF KUR -The Destruction of Kur: the Slaying of the Dragon -Inanna's Descent to the Nether World IV. MISCELLANEOUS MYTHS -The Deluge -The Marriage of Martu -Inanna Prefers the Farmer V. REFERENCES AND NOTES Supplementary Notes to Revised Edition Index