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Ancient Near Eastern mythology

Author: Shalom Goldman; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., ©2003.
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This series of 24 lectures introduces the great myths of the ancient Near East, the region bound by Egypt and the Mediterranean in the west, Iran in the east, Anatolia in the north, and the Arabian peninsula in the south.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Shalom Goldman; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565857720 9781565857728
OCLC Number: 53979725
Notes: Compact discs.
Twelve lectures on six discs in each container ; two containers.
Accompanying guides include biographical information, lecture notes and outliens, timelines, glossaries, and bibliographical references (52, 51 p.).
Performer(s): Lecturer: Shalom L. Goldman, Emory University.
Description: 12 sound discs (ca. 720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (22 cm.) inserted in containers.
Contents: part I. lecture 1. Studying ancient Near Eastern myth ; lecture 2. The emergence of civilization in the Near East ; lecture 3. Hittites and Canaanites ; lecture 4. Archaeology, science and ideology ; lecture 5. Principles of writing systems ; lecture 6. Literary and religious aspects of myth ; lecture 7. Ancient Near Eastern myths and the Bible ; lecture 8. The ancient gods : Egypt and Mesopotamia ; lecture 9. The ancient gods : Syria, Canaan ; lecture 10. The creation myths of Egypt and Mesopotamia ; lecture 11. Epics of the gods : Syria, Canaan ; lecture 12. The epic of Gilgamesh, part one. part II. lecture 13. The epic of Gilgamesh, part two ; lecture 14. Myths of death and destruction, part one ; lecture 15. Myths of death and destruction, part two ; lecture 16. The individual and society : legal texts ; lecture 17. The individual and society : myth and legend ; lecture 18. Love, lust, and poetry ; lecture 19. Marriage, divorce, and other arrangements ; lecture 20. Kingship and the gods ; lecture 21. Royal historians, poets and artists : Mesopotamia ; lecture 22. A royal couple : myth and reality ; lecture 23. Royal historians, poets and artists : Egypt ; lecture 24. Wisdom literature, Conclusion.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: Shalom L. Goldman.

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This series of 24 lectures introduces the great myths of the ancient Near East, the region bound by Egypt and the Mediterranean in the west, Iran in the east, Anatolia in the north, and the Arabian peninsula in the south.

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