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Widely considered to be the cradle of civilization, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian empires. Mesopotamia housed some of the world's most ancient highly developed and socially complex states. Libraries were extant in towns and temples during the Babylonian Empire. Many Babylonian literary works are still studied today.

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Overview of all Mesopotamian books:

Translations and comments for text relating to Dibbara. (Anu gave the order to destroy all Human life to Dibbara, aka. Dibbarra).
by Morris Jastrow
16,670 words read / comments (0)
More than ten years after publishing his book on Babylonian and Assyrian religion, Morris Jastrow was invited to give a series of lectures. These lectures on the religious beliefs and practices in Babylonia and Assyria included: ...
by Morris Jastrow
121,372 words read / comments (0)
An account of the principal facts concerning Babylonian religion and mythology. This account is based upon the cuneiform inscriptions which have been excavated in Mesopotamia during the last fifty-five years.
by Leonard William King
52,755 words read / comments (0)
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A series of six lectures on the history and antiquities of Assyria and Babylonia, delivered at the British Museum.
by William St. Chad Boscawen
41,453 words read / comments (0)
Myths and Legends of Babylonia and Assyria, is a book that includes explanations of Babylonian and Assyrian legends and myths as well as the myths themselves. Lewis Spence, in the Preface, describes his purpose in writing the ...
by Lewis Spence
108,912 words read / comments (0)
Short book discussing the translation of Babylonian religious texts. Most of the religious texts known to us is due to the collecting zeal of the Assyrian king Asurbanipal (668-626 B.C.) at whose command copies of the literary mon...
by Alfred Jeremias; translated by J. Hutchinson
11,781 words read / comments (0)
The Chaldean account of Genesis, containing the description of the creation, the fall of man, the deluge, the tower of Babel, the times of the patriarchs, and Nimrod; Babylonian fables, and legends of the gods; from the cuneiform ...
by George Smith
63,564 words read / comments (0)
This work attempts to present a study of the unprecedented civilizations that flourished in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley many thousands of years ago. Spreading northward into present-day Turkey and Iran, the land known by the Greek...
by Morris Jastrow
168,585 words read / comments (0)