A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East

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Billie Jean Collins
Brill, 2002 - Architecture - 620 pages
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This book is about all aspects of man's contact with the animal world; sacrifice, sacred animals, diet, domestication, in short, from the sublime to the mundane. Chapters on art, literature, religion and animal husbandry provide the reader with a complete picture of the complex relationships between the peoples of the Ancient Near East and (their) animals. A reference guide and key to the menagerie of the Ancient Near East, with ample original illustrations.

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1 The Native Fauna of the Ancient Near
2 Animals in Anatolian Art
3 Animals in Egyptian Art

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Billie Jean Collins, Ph.D. (1989) in Hittitology, Yale University, is Director of Publications for the American Schools of Oriental Research and Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at Emory University. She has published extensively on the religious and cultural history of ancient Turkey.