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Epics of early civilization. Myths of the ancient near East

Author: Michael Kerrigan; Alan Lothian; Piers Vitebsky
Publisher: Amsterdam : Time-Life Books BV, ©1998.
Series: Myth and mankind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Text and illustrations provide an introduction to the myths and legends of Middle Eastern peoples.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kerrigan, Michael.
Epics of early civilization. Myths of the ancient near East.
Amsterdam : Time-Life Books BV, ©1998
(OCoLC)756462683
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kerrigan; Alan Lothian; Piers Vitebsky
ISBN: 0705435539 9780705435536
OCLC Number: 41999807
Notes: "First Time-Life English language printing 1998"--Title page verso.
Description: 143 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: The ancient Near East (Picture essay: The Assyrians) --
A divine dream (Divine creators --
Enki and the island of Dilmun --
The suffering of humanity --
A journey to Nippur --
How the moon was saved --
Lady of Heaven --
The rape of Inana --
The goddess and the bandit woman --
A descent into the Underworld --
Dumuzi's dream --
The marriage of Nergal and Ereshkigal --
The warrior king --
The creation of humankind --
The entry to Heaven --
Picture essay: Creatures of the imagination) --
A land of champions (Enmerkar outwits the Lord of Aratta --
The contest between sorcerers --
Lugalbanda's ordeal in the mountains --
A precious gift from the Anzu bird --
The quest of a superhero --
Heroes in partnership --
Hunting the forest monster --
Enkidu pays the price --
The journey towards immortality --
Gilgamesh and the Flood --
The heroes visit the land of the dead --
Picture essay: Kings and princes) The kingdom of Baal (The first alphabet --
Baal, a stormy god --
The fight for power --
Aqhat, the long-awaited heir --
A king's tribulations) --
The Hittites (Land of a thousand gods --
The storm god and the serpent --
The earth abandoned --
Kumarbi, father of the gods --
Legends of gods and men --
Picture essay: Hattusas, centre of power) --
The legacy of the Mesopotamians.
Series Title: Myth and mankind.
Other Titles: Myths of the ancient near East
Middle Eastern myth
Responsibility: [writers, Michael Kerrigan, Alan Lothian, Piers Vitebsky ; consultant, Jeremy Black].

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Text and illustrations provide an introduction to the myths and legends of Middle Eastern peoples.

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