The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion. Front Cover. Thorkild Jacobsen. Yale University Press, – pages. The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion. Front Cover. Thorkild Jacobsen. Yale University Press, – Iraq – pages. The Assumed Conflict Between Sumerians and Semites in Early Mesopotamian ld Jacobsen – – Journal of the American Oriental Society
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The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion by Thorkild Jacobsen
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The Treasures jacobden Darkness is the culmination of a lifetime’s work, an attempt to summarize and recreate the spiritual life of Ancient Mesopotamia. As a literary work combining sensibility, imagination and scholarship, this book is near perfection.
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The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion
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Feb 11, James rated it it was amazing Thorkilr Beginning in the 4th millennium BCE with the gods experienced as animating forces thorkild jacobsen treasures of darkness the phenomena of greatest significance to agricultural and pastoral subsistence, the centralization of power through the 3rd and 2nd millennia treasjres the gods increasingly anthropomorphized and imagined as constituting a cosmic administrative apparatus.
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