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The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East: With Historical Surveys Of The Chief Writings Of Each Nation Volume I

ByCharles Francis Horne, PH.D.

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The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East: With Historical Surveys Of The Chief Writings Of Each Nation Volume I by Charles Francis Horne, PH.D. The Literature of Babylonia and Assyria Mainly containing cuneiform translations by Morris Jastro, this volume provides examples of the earliest known texts that seem to be precursors to the traditions of the Grimories and much more. These consist of spells and interactions with the gods of old Sumer and Babylon. Mundane and historic material is also included. Content includes a financial contract for ridding fields of locusts by the services of a Sumerian priest, The Epic of Gilgimesh, the Tell-el-Amarna "Letters", several creation stories, the code of Hamurrabi, dealings with the seven evil spirits, very unpleasant Assyrian boasts, an interesting set of prayers to deities of the region and much more —

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Publication Date
Sep 22, 2018
Language
English
Category
Reference
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Charles Francis Horne, PH.D.

Specifications

Pages
506
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Digest (5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm)

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