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The Face of the Ancient Orient

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Download The Face of the Ancient Orient PDF Full Free by Sabatino Moscati and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2012-10-10 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fascinating study examines Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, Persians, others. "...a valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." — American Historical Review. 32 halftones. 5 figures. 1 map.


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Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East

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ISBN 10 : 0472069926
Pages : 239 pages
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Download Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East PDF Full Free by Louis L. Orlin and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2007-08-31 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intended for readers seeking insight into the day-to-day life of some of the world's most ancient peoples, Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East presents brief, fascinating explorations of key aspects of the civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Asia Minor, and Iran. With vignettes on agriculture, architecture, crafts and industries, literature, religion, topography, and history, Orlin has created something refreshingly unique: a modern guidebook to an ancient world. The book also reaches out to students of the Ancient Near Eastern World with essays on decipherments, comparative cultural developments between Egypt and Mesopotamia, and language and literature. In addition to general readers, the book will be useful in the classroom as a text supplementing a more conventional introduction to Near Eastern Studies. "Well-written and accessible, Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East deftly connects the past with present experience by drawing out the differences between, for instance, modern churches and ancient temples, and frequently employing biblical references. This simplicity together with connecting contemporary to ancient experience makes the text ideal for freshmen and general readers." ---Marc Cooper, Professor of History, Missouri State University Now Professor Emeritus, Louis L. Orlin taught in the department of Ancient Near Eastern History and Literature at the University of Michigan for more than thirty years. He is the author and editor of several books, including Assyrian Colonies in Cappadocia and Ancient Near Eastern Literature: A Bibliography of One Thousand Items on the Cuneiform Literatures of the Ancient World.


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ISBN 10 : 077351015X
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Download Irony of Theology and the Nature of Religious Thought PDF Full Free by Donald Wiebe and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 1991 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Donald Wiebe critically examines the pervasive assumption that theology is a form of religious thought that is both compatible with and supportive of religious faith. The irony, he argues, is that theology is in fact detrimental to religion and the religious way of life.


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ISBN 10 : 9781441217073
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Download Kingdom of Priests PDF Full Free by Eugene H. Merrill and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2008-03-01 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the origins and exodus to the restoration and new hope, Kingdom of Priests offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of Old Testament Israel. Merrill explores the history of ancient Israel not only from Old Testament texts but also from the literary and archeological sources of the ancient Near East. After selling more than 30,000 copies, the book has now been updated and revised. The second edition addresses and interacts with current debates in the history of ancient Israel, offering an up-to-date articulation of a conservative evangelical position on historical matters. The text is accented with nearly twenty maps and charts.


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The Face of the Ancient Orient

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ISBN 10 : 9781601635426
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ISBN 10 : 9780195348491
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Download The Early History of Heaven PDF Full Free by J. Edward Wright and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2002-03-28 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When we think of "heaven," we generally conjure up positive, blissful images. Heaven is, after all, where God is and where good people go after death to receive their reward. But how and why did Western cultures come to imagine the heavenly realm in such terms? Why is heaven usually thought to be "up there," far beyond the visible sky? And what is the source of the idea that the post mortem abode of the righteous is in this heavenly realm with God? Seeking to discover the roots of these familiar notions, this volume traces the backgrounds, origin, and development of early Jewish and Christian speculation about the heavenly realm -- where it is, what it looks like, and who its inhabitants are. Wright begins his study with an examination of the beliefs of ancient Israel's neighbors Egypt and Mesopotamia, reconstructing the intellectual context in which the earliest biblical images of heaven arose. A detailed analysis of the Hebrew biblical texts themselves then reveals that the Israelites were deeply influenced by images drawn from the surrounding cultures. Wright goes on to examine Persian and Greco-Roman beliefs, thus setting the stage for his consideration of early Jewish and Christian images, which he shows to have been formed in the struggle to integrate traditional biblical imagery with the newer Hellenistic ideas about the cosmos. In a final chapter Wright offers a brief survey of how later Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions envisioned the heavenly realms. Accessible to a wide range of readers, this provocative book will interest anyone who is curious about the origins of this extraordinarily pervasive and influential idea.


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From Sumer to Jerusalem

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Publisher : Intellect Books
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ISBN 10 : 1871516420
Pages : 128 pages
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Download From Sumer to Jerusalem PDF Full Free by John Sassoon and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 1993 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tradition says that the Jews are part of the Arab family of nations, but this is disputed. Archaeology has revealed a very early civilisation in the land known as Sumer in southern Mesopotamia, southern Iraq. This book argues that the Jews are not Semitic at all but the descendants of this culture, the earliest civilization in recorded history.


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The Shaping of Western Civilization

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ISBN 10 : 9781442607569
Pages : 352 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781557862464
Pages : 356 pages
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Download The Word and the Sword PDF Full Free by Leonard Dudley and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 1991 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dudley attempts to impose a pattern on the entire history of human civilization. He shows how the major transformations in the character of social life have been determined by eight significant innovations: four new ways of dealing with information - writing, printing, mass media and integrated circuits; and four new ways of organizing the applications of violence - metal weapons, artillery, steam transport and heavy cavalry. Military and informational technologies are so crucial because they are instrumental in holding states together, while innovation in itself tends to produce new economies of scale.


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ISBN 10 : 0275968901
Pages : 231 pages
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Download The Pre-Islamic Middle East PDF Full Free by Martin Sicker and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the political history of the Middle East from antiquity to the Arab conquest.


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ISBN 10 : 9781317651710
Pages : 344 pages
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Download Ideology and Social Order (RLE Social Theory) PDF Full Free by Eric Carlton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-08-13 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Truly interdisciplinary work between Sociology and History is are, because one discipline usually exploits the concerns or data of the other. Eric Carlton, however, has succeeded in bringing together the distinctive orientations of sociology and ancient history into a clearly written discussion of concerns crucial to both disciplines. Based on a comparative analysis or two pre-industrial civilisations, those of Ancient Egypt and Classical Athens, the study is primarily concerned with three issues. The first is the relationship between belief and action: does belief (intellectualised as ideology) affect or determine social behaviour? Second, the author examines the ways in which belief contributes to stability and ‘good order’ in society, and asks to what extent such factors as social status and social change are related to institutionalised mechanisms of social control. Finally, he indicates possible sociological frameworks or models which are ideological rather than stratificatory, whereby complex pre-industrial systems might be analysed. By analysing the societies of Ancient Egypt and Classical Athens in institutional terms, Eric Carlton examines the potency and pervasiveness of the ideological factor and shows that it is a persistent and determinative feature of this type of society.


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In the World of Sumer

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ISBN 10 : 0814321216
Pages : 253 pages
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Download In the World of Sumer PDF Full Free by Samuel Noah Kramer and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Samuel Noah Kramer is the leading authority on the interpretation and reading of civilization's oldest literature. His life and life's work are so thoroughly intertwined that his autobiography is also the story of the recovery of the language and literature of the Sumerians. From young Talmudist to the patriarch of Sumerology, Kramer recountshis long and distinguished career. Writing for the non-specialist, he paints a panoramic view of Sumerian literature and provides thumbnail sketches of the individuals with whom he collaborated.


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