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  • Mesopotamiaby Gwendolyn Leick

    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...

  • Tombs of the Great Leadersby Gwendolyn Leick

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamiaby Gwendolyn Leick

    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...

  • Who's Who in the Ancient Near Eastby Gwendolyn Leick

    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...

  • The Babyloniansby Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 36.95

    Gwendolyn Leick's approachable survey introduces the Babylonians, the people, the culture and the reality behind the popular myth of Babylon. Spanning some 1800 years in the history of the Babylonians, from the time of Hammurabi, famous for his Law-Code, to the time when Alexander's heirs ruled the Near East, Leick examines how archaeological discoveries... more...

  • THE BABYLONIAN WORLDby Gwendolyn Leick

    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...

  • Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literatureby Dr Gwendolyn Leick; Gwendolyn Leick

    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...

  • Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architectureby Dr Gwendolyn Leick; Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This Dictionary gives a comprehensive survey of the whole range of ancient Near Eastern architecture from the Neolithic round huts in Palestine to the giant temples of Ptolemaic Egypt. Gwendolyn Leick examines the development of the principal styles of ancient architecture within their geographical and historical context, and describes features of... more...

  • A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythologyby Dr Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology covers sources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from around 2800 to 300 BC. It contains entries on gods and goddesses, giving evidence of their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by the texts, and defining their roles within the body of mythological narratives;... more...

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