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Title: Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology
Author: Leick, Gwendolyn
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1998
Paperback; ISBN: 9780415198110
Volumes: 1; Pages: 240
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Gwendolyn Leick has compiled a guide to the little-known world of ancient mythology. These easy-to-read entries contain fascinating detail and provide cross-referencing for the specialist reader. Its wide-ranging bibliography makes use of hard-to-find sources, and includes an extensive index for ease of reference.
"... it is a straightforward attempt to summarize the mythology as written in the widely disseminated and often fragmentary texts that have been recovered."--Booklist
"Recommended for both college and university libraries, public libraries, theological libraries, and anyone interested in ancient history."--Choice
"... numerous cross-references, and full explanations are provided. Highly recommended."--Reference Book Review
"The book is nicely designed and produced, ending in helpful glossary, bibliography, index and illustrations. Recommended for all libraries, personal or institutional."--Religious Studies Review
"... a handy compendium of mythology... The author intended to make the subject of Near Eastern myth accessible to students of religion, history, anthropolgy and literature, and in this she succeeds...."--Academic Library Book Review