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An introduction to ancient Mesopotamian religion

Author: Tammi J Schneider
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In her book, the author offers readers a compact guide to the religion of the peoples living in the region of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from the beginning of the Bronze Age to the time of Alexander the Great and Darius III. Drawing on extant texts, artifacts, and architecture, Schneider uncovers both an intriguing pantheon of deities -- including Marduk, Ishtar, and many others -- and the complex, fluid, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tammi J Schneider
ISBN: 9780802829597 0802829597
OCLC Number: 707725953
Description: x, 146 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Tools for the study of ancient Mesopotamian religion --
History of Mesopotamia --
Myths --
The gods --
The temples --
Religious personnel --
Religious texts --
Rituals --
Kingship, religion, and the gods --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Tammi J. Schneider.

Abstract:

In her book, the author offers readers a compact guide to the religion of the peoples living in the region of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from the beginning of the Bronze Age to the time of Alexander the Great and Darius III. Drawing on extant texts, artifacts, and architecture, Schneider uncovers both an intriguing pantheon of deities -- including Marduk, Ishtar, and many others -- and the complex, fluid, and highly ritualized religious experience of the people who spent their lives serving and appeasing them.
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Jack M. Sasson Vanderbilt University "Tammi Schneider has done us all a great service by writing this attractive overview of Mesopotamian religions. The book is encyclopedic in the best sense of the Read more...

 
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