This dictionary provides a useful resource on the civilization, history, religion, and culture of Mesopotamia, with entries on rulers, peoples, heroes, goddesses, religious practice, myths, funerary practice, archives, and aspects of daily life, among other topics. An introduction outlines Mesopotamian history and the highlights of its civilization. Appendices contain an extensive bibliography, which is organized by subject; a list of museums with major Mesopotamian collections; and a list of rulers. Leick, who has an impressive list of publications in the field, teaches at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, UK. Not indexed. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras Series , #26|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Gwendolyn Leick teaches at Chelsea College of Art & Design in London.