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For information on how this bibliography functions within the Guide, please see the Introduction.



Astronomy


Al-Rawi, F.N.H. and George, A.R.
"Enuma Anu Enlil XIV and Other Early Astronomical Tables," Archiv fur Orientforschung, vol xxxix; 1992

Beaulieu, P.A. and Britton, J.P.
"Rituals for an Eclipse Possibility in the 8th Year of Cyrus," Journal of Cuneiform Studies, vol 46; 1994

Cohen, Mark E., ed.
"Zodiacal Signs Among the Seal Impressions from Hellenistic Uruk," The Tablet and the Scroll. CDL Press, Bethesda, Maryland; 1993

Hartner, Willy.
"The Earliest History of the Constellations in the Near East and the Motif of the Lion- Bull Combat," Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol xxiv; 1965

Horowitz, W.
"Two New Ziqpu-Star Texts and Stellar Circles," Journal of Cuneiform Studies, vol 46; 1994

Hunger, Hermann.
MUL.APIN: An Astronomical Compendium in Cuneiform. Verlag Ferdinand Berger & Sohne Gesellschaft M.B.H., Horn, Austria; 1989

Astrological Reports to Assyrian Kings. State Archives of Assyria, Helsinki; 1992

Krupp, E.C.
Beyond the Blue Horizon. Oxford University Press, New York; 1992

Neugebauer, O.
Astronomical Cuneiform Texts. Springer-Verlag, New York; 1983

Pannekoek, A.
A History of Astronomy. Dover Publications, New York; 1989

Reiner, Erica.
Babylonian Planetary Omens II: Enuma Anu Enlil. Undena Publications, Malibu; 1981

Rochberg-Halton, F.
"New Evidence for the History of Astrology," Journal of Near Eastern Studies. vol 43. University of Chicago Press, Chicago; 1984

Sachs, A.J.
Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia. vol i & ii. Vienna; 1988

Thompson, R. Campbell.
The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon. Luzac and Co., London; 1900

van der Waerden, Bartel L.
Science Awakening II: The Birth of Astronomy. Oxford University Press, New York; 1974



Religion, Ritual and Myth


Black, Jeremy and Green, Anthony.
Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary. University of Texas Press, Austin; 1992

Buccellati, Giorgio.
The Descent of Inanna as a Ritual Journey to Kutha? Undena Publications, Malibu; 1982

Cohen, Mark E.
The Cultic Calendars of the Ancient Near East. CDL Press, Bethesda, Maryland; 1993

Dijk, J. Van and Goetze, A. and Hussey, M.I.
Early Mesopotamian Incantations and Rituals. Yale University Press, New Haven; 1985

Geller, Markham J.
Forerunners to Udug-Hul: Sumerian Exorcistic Incantations. Franz Steiner Verlag; 1985

Heimpel, Wolfgang.
A Catalog of Near Eastern Venus Deities. Undena Publications, Malibu; 1982

Livingstone, Alasdair.
Mystical and Mythological Explanatory Works of Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars. Clarendon Press, Oxford; 1986

McEwan, Gilbert J.P.
Priest and Temple in Hellenistic Babylonia. Franz Steiner Verlag; 1981

Weidner, Ernst F.
"The Scorpion in Mesopotamian Art and Religion," Archiv fur Orientforschung, vol xii; 1937

Wolkstein, Diane and Kramer, Samuel Noah.
Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth. Harper and Row, New York; 1983



Art and Archaeology


Amiet, Pierre.
La Glyptique Mesopotamienne Archaique. Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; 1980

Burrows, Eric.
Ur Excavations Texts: Archaic Texts. vol ii. 1935

Collon, Dominique.
First Impressions: Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East. University of Chicago Press, Chicago; 1987

Figulla, H.H. and Martin, W.J.
Ur Excavations Texts: Letters and Documents of the Old-Babylonian Period. vol v. 1953

Frankfort, Henri.
The Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient. Penguin Books, New York; 1988

Hall, H.R. and Woolley, C.L.
Ur Excavations: Al-'Ubaid. vol i. Oxford University Press; 1927

Legrain, L.
Ur Excavations: Archaic Seal-Impressions. vol iii. 1936

Ur Excavations: Seal Cylinders. vol x. 1951

Reade, Julian.
Assyrian Sculpture. Harvard University Press, Cambridge; 1983

Van Buren, E. Douglas.
The Fauna of Ancient Mesopotamia as Represented in Art. Rome; 1939

Woolley, Sir Leonard.
Ur Excavations: The Early Periods. vol iv. 1955

Ur Excavations: The Royal Cemetery. vol ii, plates. 1955

Ur "of the Chaldees". Herbert Press, London; 1982



Literature


Foster, Benjamin R.
Before the Muses: An Anthology of Akkadian Literature. vol i & ii. CDL Press, Bethesda, Maryland; 1993

Kramer, Samuel Noah.
From the Poetry of Sumer. University of California Press, Berkeley; 1979



Politics and State


Ellis, Maria deJ.
Agriculture and the State in Ancient Mesopotamia. Occasional Publications of the Babylonian Fund, Philadelphia; 1976

Gibson, McGuire and Biggs, Robert D., eds.
The Organization of Power: Aspects of Bureaucracy in the Ancient Near East. University of Chicago, Chicago; 1991

Porter, Barbara Nevling.
Images, Power, and Politics: Figurative Aspects of Esarhaddon's Babylonian Policy. American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia; 1993



General History and Other References


Kramer, Samuel Noah.
History Begins at Sumer. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia; 1991

Oates, Joan.
Babylon. Thames and Hudson, London; 1988

Oppenheim, A. Leo.
Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization. University of Chicago Press, Chicago; 1964

Roaf, Michael.
Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. Equinox, Oxford; 1990

The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary.
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago.


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Hope Anthony
August 27, 1995