Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Myths of Babylonia and Assyria takes a look at the ancient history of the land that is now part of Iraq and the Middle East The book looks at the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria and how th
  • Title: Myths of Babylonia and Assyria
  • Author: Donald A. Mackenzie
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  • Page: 374
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Myths of Babylonia and Assyria takes a look at the ancient history of the land that is now part of Iraq and the Middle East The book looks at the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, and how these ancient tales reflect the beliefs and development of these early civilizations The historical narrative of the book begins with the early Sumerian Age and concludes th Myths of Babylonia and Assyria takes a look at the ancient history of the land that is now part of Iraq and the Middle East The book looks at the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, and how these ancient tales reflect the beliefs and development of these early civilizations The historical narrative of the book begins with the early Sumerian Age and concludes thirty centuries later with the periods of the Persian and Greek Empires.
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    I was excited to learn about the subject matter but was sadly let down by the content Did I miss the myths I kept trying to grasp the content but is was all over the place and didn t seem to flow at all.

    Dry and disappointing I was hoping for a collection of stories that would make the pantheons of Babylonia and Assyria accessible, that I might understand them as I do the Greek Roman gods, the Norse, or the Egyptian Uh, no such luck for me it was densely academic, disorienting, and mish mashy It was or less a mixture of discussions of historical timelines with lots of mortal kings and whatnot , cultural descriptions and deity expositions arranged in a organizational structure that I never quit [...]

    Once you get past the ancient racism, this is a pretty great book The study of mythology is sort of inextricably bound up in the ancient histories of people and therefore the racial differences between people This stuff stretches way, way back, and the people of the olden days were racist as crap as well So the chapters early in this book where the author spends a lot of time speculating on the Semitic nose, well, they re unfortunate But when you compare it to how crazy the people he was writing [...]

    Mackenzie was an excellent scholar You ll not find rosy prose here, but an excellent description of the evolution and causes of Middle Eastern mythology.Extended If you ve never been introduced to the seldom seen myths of the ancient Middle East than this is a good book to start with While it is out of date, and recent scholarship has most certainly been done, this book is free both on Gutenberg and recorded for free on Librivox I saw nothing present in this book that has been definitely dismis [...]

    I love both history and mythology I expected the latter, but was pleasantly surprised by how much of the former I got in reading this My major concern, of course, is with the accuracy I m not a scholar, but I felt like many of these theories and things were likely out of date, especially with their emphasis on racial characteristics However, as it was a region I knew nothing of previously, I felt like I learned quite a bit while also absorbed by interesting stories.

    It says Myths of Babylonia and Assyria but halfway through it becomes a chronicle of the infamous aforementioned kingdoms It s not a terrible book, but it s not a great if you re looking for a compendium of myths It is, however, a great intellectual examination of the myths by paralleling them with myths from other parts of the world, as well as a brief historical summary of the rise and decline of Babylon and Assyria.

    Myths of Babylon and Assyria, by Donald A Mackenzie A choppy narrative of both the myths and ancient history of Babylon and Assyria, with comparisons and parallels drawn to Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Indian, and other mythologies as well as Egyptian and Hebrew history I could do with smoother narration and less chop for an introductory text.

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