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Ishtar (Hardcover) (Louise Pryke)

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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 up a pathway for comparison with the later Near Eastern and Mediterranean deities who followed her.

Number of Pages: 239
Genre: History
Series Title: Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Louise Pryke
Language: English
Street Date: July 8, 2017
TCIN: 51733707
UPC: 9781138860735
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-3152
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