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The Resource Jealous gods and chosen people : the mythology of the Middle East, David Leeming

Jealous gods and chosen people : the mythology of the Middle East, David Leeming

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Jealous gods and chosen people : the mythology of the Middle East
Title
Jealous gods and chosen people
Title remainder
the mythology of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
David Leeming
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scholar Leeming offers the first comprehensive narrative study of the mythology of the Middle East, that tumultuous region that was the cradle of civilization. Leeming begins with a brief history, followed by an in-depth discussion of the mythology of the region, ranging from prehistoric figures such as the mother goddess of Catal Huyuk to Mesopotamian gods such as Marduk and mythic heroes such as Gilgamesh, to the pantheon of Egyptian mythology. He also explores the mythology of the three great monotheistic religions of the region: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In a provocative epilogue, Leeming notes that fundamentalists in the area's three religions today all see their way as the only way, forgetting that myths represent truths that are spiritual and philosophical, not historical events that can be used to justify acts of violence.--From publisher description
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leeming, David Adams
Dewey number
291.1/3/09394
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1060
LC item number
.L43 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mythology, Middle Eastern
  • RELIGION
  • Mythology, Middle Eastern
  • Mythologie
  • Oudheid
  • Mythologie
  • Naher Osten
  • Alter Orient
Label
Jealous gods and chosen people : the mythology of the Middle East, David Leeming
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Historical background: Prehistory ; Bronze Age ; Iron Age ; Jews, Christians, and Muslims -- Part 2: Mythologies: Mythology of prehistory ; Mythology of Mesopotamia ; Mythology of Egypt ; Mythology of Anatolia ; Mythology of the Western Semites ; Mythology of Arabia and the Muslims
Control code
79853274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429438704
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)79853274
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Jealous gods and chosen people : the mythology of the Middle East, David Leeming
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Historical background: Prehistory ; Bronze Age ; Iron Age ; Jews, Christians, and Muslims -- Part 2: Mythologies: Mythology of prehistory ; Mythology of Mesopotamia ; Mythology of Egypt ; Mythology of Anatolia ; Mythology of the Western Semites ; Mythology of Arabia and the Muslims
Control code
79853274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429438704
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)79853274
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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