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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
The concept of commodity branding did not emerge with contemporary global capitalism. In fact, the authors of this volume show that this concept stretches back to 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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Civilizations of Ancient Iraq

Benjamin Read Foster, Karen Polinger Foster - History - 2009 - 297 pages
""Civilizations of Ancient Iraq" is an elegantly engaging account of cultural and political history around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from the first human settlements to ...
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Pagan Trinity - Holy Trinity: The Legacy of the Sumerians in Western ...

Alan Dickin - Religion - 2007 - 138 pages
This book offers a revolutionary new synthesis of ancient history and religion by bridging the gap between the archaeology of Mesopotamia (now the country of Iraq) and the ...
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Early Antiquity

I. M. Diakonoff - History - 1991 - 461 pages
The internationally renowned Assyriologist and linguist I. M. Diakonoff has gathered the work of Soviet historians in this survey of the earliest history of the ancient Near ...
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Who's Who in the Ancient Near East

Gwendolyn Leick - History - 2001 - 232 pages
What do we know of the real Nebuchadnezzar? Was there an historical precedent for the mythical Gilgamesh? Who were the Hittites? When did Isaiah preach? How did Jezebel get her ...
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