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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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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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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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Climate Change - Environment and Civilization in the Middle East

Arie S. Issar, Mattanyah Zohar - Anthropology - 2004 - 252 pages
This survey of the ancient levels of lakes, rivers and the sea, as well as changes in the compositions of stalagmites and sediments reveals an astonishing correlation of ...
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The Archaeology of the Arabian Gulf

Michael Rice - Social Science - 2002 - 392 pages
The archaeological remains in the Gulf area are astounding, and still relatively unexplored. Michael Rice has produced the first up-to-date book, which encompasses all the ...
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H. W. F. Saggs - History - 2000 - 192 pages
Uses evidence from pottery, cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, early architecture, and metallurgy to illuminate the myths, religion, languages, trade, politics, and warfare of ...
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Mesopotamia: The Invention of the City

Gwendolyn Leick - History - 2002 - 384 pages
Situated in an area roughly corresponding to present-day Iraq, Mesopotamia is one of the great, ancient civilizations, though it is still relatively unknown. Yet, over 7,000 ...
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Ancient Near East: The Basics

Daniel C. Snell - History - 2013 - 176 pages
Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the ...
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