The Babylonians: An Introduction Gwendolyn Leick

ISBN: 9780415253154

Published: November 15th 2002

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182 pages


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The Babylonians: An Introduction  by  Gwendolyn Leick

The Babylonians: An Introduction by Gwendolyn Leick
November 15th 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 182 pages | ISBN: 9780415253154 | 4.34 Mb

For centuries, Babylon has been a symbol of the decadent city par excellence, signifying a deep mistrust of urbanization in general. In the Bible, the city has only negative connotations- and while later classical writers admired the citys size andMoreFor centuries, Babylon has been a symbol of the decadent city par excellence, signifying a deep mistrust of urbanization in general.

In the Bible, the city has only negative connotations- and while later classical writers admired the citys size and splendour, they deplored some of its more unusual customs. Whatever the perspective taken, it was usual to take Babylon as standing for the whole of Mesopotamian civilization. The history of the Babylonians spans some 1800 years, from the time of Hammurabi, famous for his Law-Code, to the time when Alexanders heirs ruled the Near East. Archaeological discoveries and cuneiform tablets recovered from Babylonian cities allow us an impression of the Babylonian people and their society, their intellectual and spiritual preoccupations.



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