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Ishtar (Louise M Pryke) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2017) 9781138860735
Ishtar (Louise M Pryke) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2017) 9781138860735
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Title: Ishtar

Author: Pryke, Louise M

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2017

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781138860735

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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Ishtar is the first book dedicated to providing an accessible analysis of the mythology and image of this complex goddess. The polarity of her nature is reflected in her role as goddess of sexual love and war, and has made her difficult to characterise in modern scholarship. By exploring this complexity, Ishtar offers insight into Mesopotamian culture and thought, and elucidates a goddess who transcended the limits of gender, divinity and nature. It gives an accessible introduction to the Near Eastern pantheon, while also opening a pathway for comparison with the later Near Eastern and Mediterranean deities who followed her.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Love and Intimacy

Chapter 3: Sexuality and Order

Chapter 4: Ishtar and the Pantheon

Chapter 5: Kingship and Battle

Chapter 6: Ishtar and Gilgamesh

Chapter 7: Vengeance and Death

Chapter 8: Ishtar Afterwards


Further reading
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