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The Babylonian World

Edited by: Gwendolyn Leick

Print publication date:  August  2007
Online publication date:  June  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415353465
eBook ISBN: 9780203946237
Adobe ISBN: 9781134261284

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The Babylonian World presents an extensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated history of the ancient state Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon.

Historicized by the New Testament as a centre of decadence and corruption, Babylon and its surrounding region was in fact a rich and complex civilization, responsible for the invention of the dictionary and laying the foundations of modern science. This book explores all key aspects of the development of this ancient culture, including the ecology of the region and its famously productive agriculture, its political and economic standing, its religious practices, and the achievements of its intelligentsia.

Comprehensive and accessible, this book will be an indispensable resource for anyone studying the period.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The World Of Babylonian Countrysides  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Land And Land Use Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Agricultural Techniques Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Urban Form In The First Millennium BC Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Architecture In The Old Babylonian Period Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Babylonian Seals  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Babylonian Sources Of Exotic Raw Materials Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Cloth In The Babylonian World Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Babylonian Visual Image Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Food And Drink In Babylonia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Economy Ancient Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Old Babylonian Economy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Aspects Society And Economy The Later Old Babylonian Period Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Babylonian Economy The First Millennium BC Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Egibi Family Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Social Configurations In Early Dynastic Babylonia (C. 2500–2334 BC) Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Palace And The Temple In Babylonia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Power, Economy And Social Organisation In Babylonia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Arameans And Chaldeans Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Women And Gender In Babylonia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Role And Function Of Goddesses In Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Inanna And Ishtar In The Babylonian World Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Babylonian God Marduk Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Divination Culture And The Handling Of The Future Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Witchcraft Literature In Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Incantations Within Akkadian Medical Texts Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Writing, Sending And Reading Of Letters In The Amorite World  Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Mathematics, Metrology, And Professional Numeracy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Babylonian Lists Of Words And Signs  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Gilgamesh And The Literary Traditions Of Ancient Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Mesopotamian Astral Science Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Late Babylonian Intellectual Life Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Egypt And Mesopotamia Download PDF
Chapter  35:  A View From Hattusa Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Relations Between Babylonia And The Levant During The Kassite Period Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Looking Down The Tigris: The Interrelations Between Assyria And Babylonia Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The View From Jerusalem: Biblical Responses To The Babylonian Presence  Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The Persian Empire Download PDF
Ages_of_life Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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