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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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The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations.
by George Rawlinson
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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
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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
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This volume of the Myths and Legends series covers the still nascent subject of ancient Near Eastern mythology. Because the primary documents had only been deciphered a few decades prior to the writing of this book, Mackenzie nece...
by Donald A. Mackenzie
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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
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