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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 - Social Science - 2016 - 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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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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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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Mesopotamia and the Rise of Civilization: History, Documents, and Key Questions

Jane R. McIntosh - History - 2017 - 262 pages
A broad introduction to a major turning point in human development, this book guides the reader through the emergence of civilization in Mesopotamia, when city life began and ...
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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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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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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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Luxury and Legitimation: Royal Collecting in Ancient Mesopotamia

Allison Karmel Thomason - History - 2017 - 272 pages
Utilizing a variety of ancient sources, including cuneiform texts, images and archaeological finds, Luxury and Legitimation explores how the collecting of luxury objects ...
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