Toward the Image of Tammuz and Other Essays on Mesopotamian History and Culture

By Thorkild Jacobsen

Edited by William L Moran

Toward the Image of Tammuz and Other Essays on Mesopotamian History and Culture

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  • ISBN: 9781556359521
  • Pages: 520
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $70.00
Web Price: $56.00
Web Price: $56.00

Toward the Image of Tammuz and Other Essays on Mesopotamian History and Culture

By Thorkild Jacobsen

Edited by William L Moran

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  • ISBN: 9781556359521
  • Pages: 520
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2008
  • Retail Price: $70.00
Web Price: $56.00

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In this volume, William L. Moran has collected seventeen of Jacobsen's widely scattered essays. Dealing with religion, history, culture, government, economics, and grammar, these pieces are representative of all aspects of Jacobsen's work, but stress his studies in history and religion, the fields in which he made his most important contributions to our knowledge of Mesopotamian culture and the origins of Western civilization. Moran has also included a bibliography of and a lexical index to Jacobsen's writings.

Contributors-

Thorkild Jacobsen
William L Moran

Bio(s)-

Thorkild Jacobsen (Danish pronunciation: [yahkobsen]) was a renowned historian specializing in Assyriology and Sumerian literature. Jacobsen received an MA from the University of Copenhagen and then came to the United States to study at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD. He became a Field Assyriologist for the Iraq Expedition of the Oriental Institute (1929-1937) and in 1946 became Director of the Oriental Institute. In 1962, Jacobsen became a professor of Assyriology at Harvard University, where he remained until his retirement in 1974. He died in 1993.

William Lambert Moran (1921-2000) was an esteemed Assyriologist and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.

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