The ancient gods : the history and diffusion of religion in the ancient Near East and the eastern Mediterranean / E.O. James.


1st American ed.. New York : Putnam, [1960] .

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Subjects Méditerranée, Région de la -- Religion.
Middle East -- Religion.
Middle East.
Moyen-Orient -- Religion.
Religion.
Religions -- History.
Religions.
Series Putnam history of religion.
Description 359 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1960]
©1960
Notes Also published: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-352) and index.
Contents The rise of civilization in the ancient Near East -- The emergence of religion in the ancient Near East -- The mother-goddess and the young god -- The sacral kingship -- The seasonal festivals -- The cult of the dead -- Cosmology -- Divination, astrology and prophecy -- The gods and the good life -- The development and diffusion of Near Eastern deities.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Middle East
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5998712
(OCoLC)ocm05998712
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