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La Religion Sumérienne d'après les Documents Sumériens Antérieurs à la Dynastie d'Isin (-2186)

Jean, Charles-F

Published by Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, Paris, 1931
Condition: Good Soft cover

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Quarto. XVI, 255, [1]pp. (text), 32pp (plates). Uncut. Original printed wrappers. Fascinating study on the Sumerian religion. The Sumerians believed that the world was created out of an an ancient sea from whence the universe, gods, and people were created. They believed that the universe was ruled by these gods, who were anthropomorphic (they had human features and personalities) and who represented various natural phenomenon. Each Sumerian city-state had its own patron deity to whom the citizens paid homage. Temples, known as ziggurats, were often erected in the cities to honor and house each city's god. The city of Ur, for example, constructed a ziggurat for Nanna, the god of the moon. This work is profusely illustrated with 32 plates containing numerous b/w photographic reproductions of artifacts and plans. Some age-wear on wraps with age-toning on spine and along edges. 1.5" closed tear on upper front joint. Previous owner's inscription in pen on upper part of back cover. Text in French. Wraps in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 27871

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Title: La Religion Sumérienne d'après les Documents...

Publisher: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, Paris

Publication Date: 1931

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First edition.

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