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Description - Creation Stories of the Middle East by Ewa Wasilewska

This text is a study of the myths about the beginning of the cosmos, earth, and humankind in Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Syria-Palestine and Persia, putting the tales in their historical and regional context. It provides the reader with general information concerning the emergence and development of each and every culture whose stories are presented and discussed. Themes such as preexistence, creation of the universe, time frame, emergence of humankind, gender roles and incest, paradise and destruction are analysed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853026812
ISBN-10: 1853026816
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ewa Wasilewska

Ewa WasilewskaPhD teaches numerous courses on ancient and modern Middle East and Central Asia at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She has conducted archaeological and anthropological fieldwork in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, and has travelled extensively through Central Asia and the Middle East, as a consultant, cultural and applied anthropologist. She is also a freelance writer and photojournalist.