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The Sumerians

Author : Samuel Noah Kramer
ISBN : 9780226452326
Genre : History
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The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C. This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them. Professor Kramer communicates his enthusiasm for his subject as he outlines the history of the Sumerian civilization and describes their cities, religion, literature, education, scientific achievements, social structure, and psychology. Finally, he considers the legacy of Sumer to the ancient and modern world. "There are few scholars in the world qualified to write such a book, and certainly Kramer is one of them. . . . One of the most valuable features of this book is the quantity of texts and fragments which are published for the first time in a form available to the general reader. For the layman the book provides a readable and up-to-date introduction to a most fascinating culture. For the specialist it presents a synthesis with which he may not agree but from which he will nonetheless derive stimulation."—American Journal of Archaeology "An uncontested authority on the civilization of Sumer, Professor Kramer writes with grace and urbanity."—Library Journal
Category: History

In The World Of Sumer

Author : Samuel Noah Kramer
ISBN : 0814321216
Genre : History
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Sumerian Mythology

Author : Samuel Noah Kramer
ISBN : 0812210476
Genre : History
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An authoritative sketch of the great myths of the Sumerians, their myths of origins, of creation, the nether world, and the deluge.
Category: History

Myths Of Enki The Crafty God

Author : Samuel Noah Kramer
ISBN : UOM:39015015310975
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This ambitious and well-researched study brings together for the first time translations of the ancient literature concerning the Sumerian god Enki, one of four gods and goddesses who comprised the highest level of the Sumerian pantheon. The very existence of these writings, which date from the Third Millenium B.C., was unknown until about 100 years ago, when their cuneiform script was deciphered. Since then, it has become apparent that Sumerian literature had a profound and enduring influence on both Biblical and classical Greek literature, and so on the literature of the western world as a whole. Kramer, one of the world's leading sumerologists, has prepared these translations from among the scores of works he has published over the last fifty years; John Maier provides a full interpretive framework that places the translations in their broader comparative cultural context. This rare collection will be of interest to students and scholars in a wide range of disciplines from Near Eastern and Biblical Studies to Mythology and Comparative Literature.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Sacred Marriage Rite

Author : Samuel Noah Kramer
ISBN : UOM:39015046829910
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Category: Family & Relationships

The Sumerians

Author : C. Leonard Woolley
ISBN : 0393002926
Genre : History
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Describes the civilization of the Sumerians, who inhabited the land which today is Iraq, in the beginning of the fourth millennium B.C.
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Author : Diane Wolkstein
ISBN : 9780060908546
Genre : Religion
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A fresh retelling of the ancient texts about Ishtar, the world's first goddess. Illustrated with visual artifacts of the period. "A great masterpiece of universal literature."--Mircea Eliade
Category: Religion

Early Mesopotamia

Author : Nicholas Postgate
ISBN : 9781136788635
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The roots of our modern world lie in the civilization of Mesopotamia, which saw the development of the first urban society and the invention of writing. The cuneiform texts reveal the technological and social innovations of Sumer and Babylonia as surprisingly modern, and the influence of this fascinating culture was felt throughout the Near East. Early Mesopotamia gives an entirely new account, integrating the archaeology with historical data which until now have been largely scattered in specialist literature.

Sumer And The Sumerians

Author : Harriet Crawford
ISBN : 0521533384
Genre : History
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This work reviews the social and technological developments in Mesopotamia from 3800 to 2000 BC.
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From The Poetry Of Sumer

Author : Samuel Noah Kramer
ISBN : 0520037030
Genre : Performing Arts
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Category: Performing Arts