ACABS 592 - Seminar in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies
Section: 002 The Religion of Ancient Mesopotamia
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
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This seminar will examine selected aspects of the religious life of ancient Mesopotamia, taking into account surrounding regions. The focus will be on Mesopotamia, that is the ancient cultures of the area that is now Iraq, going back over five thousand years. The example of Mesopotamia will serve as a pretext for investigating the very nature of what is meant by the term “religion” and its locus in society. No previous knowledge of the field is required.

Background readings:

  • Jeremy Black and Anthony Green, Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary. Published in co-operation with British Museum Press. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1992.
  • Jean Bottéro, Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia. Teresa Lavender Fagan (Translator). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. I. M. Diakonoff, Archaic Myths of the Orient and the Occident. Orientalia Gothoburgensia 10, Göteborg 1995. Thorkild
  • Jacobsen, Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.

ACABS 592 - Seminar in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies
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001 (SEM)
Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (SEM)
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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