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Bibil Identifier bibil:247463
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Ishtar
Author Pryke, Louise M.
Series Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 43241
Place 22:931.21
Publishing house Routledge
Place Abingdon / New York
ISBN 978-1-138-86073-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
239 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Ishtar is the first book dedicated to providing an accessible analysis of the mythology and image of this complex goddess. The polarity of her nature is reflected in her role as goddess of sexual love and war, and has made her difficult to characterise in modern scholarship. By exploring this complexity, Ishtar offers insight into Mesopotamian culture and thought, and elucidates a goddess who transcended the limits of gender, divinity and nature. It gives an accessible introduction to the Near Eastern pantheon, while also opening a pathway for comparison with the later Near Eastern and Mediterranean deities who followed her.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Religion : Ishtar
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Sexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Mesopotamia (in general) : Literature : Myths and Narratives
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Religion : Goddess
Last modification 2017-12-21