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The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical ...

David Wengrow - Social Science - 2013 - 184 pages
It has often been claimed that "monsters"--supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species--play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people ...
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Cultures of Commodity Branding

Andrew Bevan, David Wengrow - Business & Economics - 2010 - 267 pages
Commodity branding did not emerge with contemporary global capitalism. In fact, the authors of this volume show that the cultural history of branding stretches back to the ...
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ANCIENT EGYPT BEFORE WRITING: From Markings to Hieroglyphs

Alicia Meza - Social Science - 2012 - 101 pages
An investigation is made here of a marking and counting system used in Ancient Egypt similar to the one existing in Mesopotamia, during the fourth millennium BCE. Th e ...
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Technology and Science in Ancient Civilizations

Richard G. Olson - History - 2009 - 262 pages
Why did the Greeks excel in geometry, but lag begin the Mesopotamians in arithmetic? How were the great pyramids of Egypt and the Han tombs in China constructed? What did the ...
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The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

Amanda H. Podany - History - 2013 - 168 pages
The ancient Near East is known as the "cradle of civilization"--and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful ...
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Back to the Garden: Nature and the Mediterranean World from Prehistory to ...

James H. S. McGregor - Nature - 2015 - 384 pages
The garden was the cultural foundation of the early Mediterranean peoples; they acknowledged their reliance on and kinship to the land, and they understood nature through the ...
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Ur: The City of the Moon God

Harriet Crawford - Religion - 2015 - 192 pages
The ancient Mesoptamian city of Ur was a Sumerian city state which flourished as a centre of trade and civilisation between 2800 2000 BCE. However, in the recent past it ...
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The Power of the Bull

Michael Rice - Religion - 1998 - 316 pages
Everyone has heard of the Minotaur in the labyrinth on Crete and many know that the Greek gods would adopt the guise of a bull to seduce mortal women. But what lies behind ...
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