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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 36.95
This survey introduces the people and the reality behind the popular myth of Babylon. It explores the social, historical, geographical and cultural context in which this extraordinary civilization flourished for so many centuries. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2002; Not Available
Situated in an area roughly corresponding to present-day Iraq, Mesopotamia is one of the great, ancient civilizations, though it is still relatively unknown. Yet, over 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, the very first cities were created. This is the first book to reveal how life was lived in ten Mesopotamian cities: from Eridu, the Mesopotamian Eden,... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 40.00
A visit to Ankara, Turkey, would include a trip to Anitkabir, the burial site of Turkey’s founder and first president, Ataturk. The massive stone building houses numerous sculptures and a large ceremonial plaza and is surrounded by an elaborate park. Ataturk is far from the only former leader to be remembered by such decorative means. Since... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 89.99
The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia defines concepts, customs, and notions peculiar to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, from adult adoption to ziggurats. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-reference dictionary entries on religion, economy,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 55.95
The Babylonian World presents an extensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated history of the ancient state Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon. Historicized by the New Testament as a centre of decadence and corruption, Babylon and its surrounding region was in fact a rich and complex civilization, responsible for the invention of the dictionary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 25.95
What do we know of the real Nebuchadnezzar? Was there an historical precedent for the mythical Gilgamesh? Who were the Hittites? When did Isaiah preach? How did Jezebel get her reputation? These and many more questions are answered in this fascinating survey of the people who inhabited the Near East between the twenty-fifth and the second centuries... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a new contribution to current debates about sex and eroticism. It gives an insight into Mesopotamian attitudes to sexuality by examining the oldest preserved written evidence on the subject - the Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform sources - which were written between the 21st and the 5th centuries B.C. Using... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95
Through accessible entries this Dictionary provides a scholarly guide to this complex and fascinating area. The wide-ranging bibliography makes use of unfamiliar sources, and there is an extensive index for ease of reference. more...