Love Songs in Sumerian Literature: Critical Edition of the Dumuzi-Inanna Songs

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Bar-Ilan University Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 445 pages
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"[Volume] is a collection of all the sources, published and unpublished, dealing with the love, courtship and sacred marriage of the Mesopotamian love-goddess Inanna (Ishtar) and her divine spouse Dumuzi (Tammuz). This literary corpus composed during the Third Dynasty of Ur and the early Old Babylonian period (ca. 2100-1800 BCE) consist of 27 songs with approximately 1500 lines of poetry" -- BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

PREFACE
13
SACRED MARRIAGE AND THE DUMUZIINANNA SONGS
30
THE LANGUAGE AND PHRASEOLOGY OF THE DUMUZI
50
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