Ancient Near East (BOK)

James Pritchard

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James Pritchard's classic anthologies of the ancient Near East have introduced generations of readers to texts essential for understanding the people and cultures of this important region. Now these two enduring works have been combined and integrated into one convenient and richly illustrated volume, with a new foreword that puts the translations in context. With more than 130 reading selections and 300 photographs of ancient art, architecture, and artifacts, this volume provides a stimulating introduction to some of the most significant and widely studied texts of the ancient Near East, including the "Epic of Gilgamesh", "the Creation Epic (Enuma elish)", "the Code of Hammurabi", and "the Baal Cycle". For students of history, religion, the Bible, archaeology, and anthropology, this anthology provides a wealth of material for understanding the ancient Near East. It represents the diverse cultures and languages of the ancient Near East - Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, and Aramaic - in a wide range of genres: Historical texts; Legal texts and treaties; Inscriptions; Hymns; Didactic and wisdom literature; Oracles and prophecies; Love poetry and other literary texts; and, Letters. In this title, new foreword puts the classic translations in context. More than 300 photographs document ancient art, architecture, and artifacts related to the texts. This title is fully indexed.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter James Pritchard
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780691147260
Antall sider 656 Dimensjoner 17,2cm x 23,6cm x 3,4cm
Vekt 1002 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Daniel E. Fleming, James Bennett Pritchard Emner og form History of religion