Mythology of Egypt and the Middle East: Myths and Legends of Egypt, Persia, Asia Minor, Sumer and Babylon (Paperback)Rachel Storm (author)
Paperback Published: 11/03/2007
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In this fascinating reference book, the powerful and enthralling tales of Egypt, Persia, Sumer, Asia Minor and Babylon are revealed in all their splendour. This exciting publication is essential reading for all those interested in the myths and legends of this extraordinary ancient historic region. With an accessible A to Z structure, fully cross-referenced throughout, the book is an exhaustive guide to gods and goddesses, heroes, sacred animals, buildings and places. Within each biographical entry the author details and brings to life the haunting and dramatic stories of the characters who influenced the economic, cultural and political life of the area. The book is also a wonderful visual guide, with stunning images throughout including over 150 colour pictures of sacred animals, gods, heroes, angels, djinn and holy places, many taken from original sources. As well as individual images illustrating single characters and artefacts, the book is punctuated throughout with specially-designed feature spreads that tie together the key themes that run through the different mythological traditions. Specialist religious and spiritual author Rachel Storm provides a lively, expert and accessible guidebook to the great characters and personalities of Egypt and the surrounding territories and brings together the mythologies and ancient religions country by country in a highly readable style. She creates a unique and indispensable reference to the exciting tales and ancient legends of the area which will be essential reading for all students of ancient cultures and a perfect home reference work.
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 220 x 168 x 7 mm
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