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Discoveries Among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon

By Austen H. Layard
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Humankind has been attempting to answer complex questions for thousands of years. Is there a God? Where do we come from? Is there life somewhere else? Are we alone? Who created us? Is there an afterlife? Is there hell? In the early 1800s, over thirty thousand tablets were found in the ancient biblical city of Nineveh that included the Assyrian palace reliefs, the library of Ashurbanipal, and the Enuma Elish (also known as the Seven Tablets of Creation) that tell the story of the formation of the world and humanity and of the Anunnaki, gods who arrived from the heavens to create the human race. In a comprehensive study, Sonny Ramirez reveals translations of the findings as well as new discoveries in a passionate search for the truth about the origins of humankind as he attempts to piece together the Anunnaki connection and ultimately discover whether the gods of Earth, men, and Nibiru are still with us today. Anunnaki Gods of Earth and Nibiru share and analyze ancient texts that will encourage others to open their minds, imagine the unimaginable, and dream of the possibilities that an endless universe can hold.

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Reminiscences of Glass-making

By Deming Jarves
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547064428
  • Pages : 65
  • Category : History
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Reminiscences of Glass-Making is a book by Deming Jarves. It investigates the history and progress of Glass Manufacture and provides a detailed and varied view on everything associated with such procedures.

The Sumerians

By Samuel Noah Kramer
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226452328
  • Pages : 372
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 207
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The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C. This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them. Professor Kramer communicates his enthusiasm for his subject as he outlines the history of the Sumerian civilization and describes their cities, religion, literature, education, scientific achievements, social structure, and psychology. Finally, he considers the legacy of Sumer to the ancient and modern world. "There are few scholars in the world qualified to write such a book, and certainly Kramer is one of them. . . . One of the most valuable features of this book is the quantity of texts and fragments which are published for the first time in a form available to the general reader. For the layman the book provides a readable and up-to-date introduction to a most fascinating culture. For the specialist it presents a synthesis with which he may not agree but from which he will nonetheless derive stimulation."—American Journal of Archaeology "An uncontested authority on the civilization of Sumer, Professor Kramer writes with grace and urbanity."—Library Journal

Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 118, No. 3, 1974)

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  • Publisher : American Philosophical Society
  • Isbn : 9781422371114
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Read and download full book Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 118, No. 3, 1974)

The Ottoman East in the Nineteenth Century

By Ali Sipahi,Dzovinar Derderian,Yasar Tolga Cora
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1786730340
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 520
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The Ottoman East what is also called Western Armenia, Northern Kurdistan or Eastern Anatolia compared to other peripheries of the Ottoman Empire, has received very little attention in Ottoman historiography. So-called taboo subjects such as the fate of Ottoman Armenians and the Kurdish Question during the latter years of the Ottoman Empire have contributed to this dearth of analysis. By integrating the Armenian and Kurdish elements into the study of the Ottoman Empire, this book seeks to emphasise the interaction of different ethno-religious groups. As an area where Ottoman centralization faced unsurpassable challenges, the Ottoman East offers an ideal opportunity to examine an alternative social and political model for imperial governance and the means by which provincial rule interacted with the Ottoman centre. Discussing vital issues across this geographical area, such as trade routes, regional economic trends, migration patterns and the molding of local and national identities, this book offers a unique and fresh approach to the history and politics of modernization and empire in the wider region."

The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World

By Jon Stewart
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192596349
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 486
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The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World: An Interpretation of Western Civilization represents a combination of different genres: cultural history, philosophical anthropology, and textbook. It follows a handful of different but interrelated themes through more than a dozen texts that were written over a period of several millennia and, by means of an analysis of these texts, presents a theory of the development of Western civilization from antiquity to the Middle Ages. The main line of argument traces the various self-conceptions of different cultures as they developed historically, reflecting different views of what it is to be human. The thesis of the volume is that through examination of these changes we can discern the gradual emergence of what we today call inwardness, subjectivity, and individual freedom. As human civilization took its first tenuous steps, it had a very limited conception of the individual. Instead, the dominant principle was that of the wider group: the family, clan, or people. Only in the course of history did the idea of what we now know as individuality begin to emerge, and it took millennia for this idea to be fully recognized and developed. The conception of human beings as having a sphere of inwardness and subjectivity subsequently had a sweeping impact on all aspects of culture, including philosophy, religion, law, and art: indeed, this notion largely constitutes what is today referred to as modernity. It is easy to lose sight of the fact that this modern conception of human subjectivity was not simply something given, but rather the result of a long process of historical and cultural development.

Modern Research as Illustrating the Bible

By Samuel R. Driver
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1556354525
  • Pages : 158
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 875
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S. R. Driver (1846-1914) was Fellow of New College until his appointment as Regius Professor of Hebrew and Canon of Christ Church in 1893. A founding Fellow of the British Academy, Driver is known for his various biblical commentaries and his substantial work in Hebrew and is generally considered the greatest British Old Testament scholar of his time.

The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4

By Merrill C. Tenney
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Isbn : 0310876990
  • Pages : 1120
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 499
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Revised edition. Volume 4 of 5. The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible has been a classic Bible study resource for more than thirty years. Now thoroughly revised, this new five-volume edition provides up-to-date entries based on the latest scholarship. Beautiful full-color pictures supplement the text, which includes new articles in addition to thorough updates and improvements of existing topics. Different viewpoints of scholarship permit a wellrounded perspective on significant issues relating to doctrines, themes, and biblical interpretation. The goal remains the same: to provide pastors, teachers, students, and devoted Bible readers a comprehensive and reliable library of information. • More than 5,000 pages of vital information on Bible lands and people • More than 7,500 articles alphabetically arranged for easy reference • Hundreds of full-color and black-and-white illustrations, charts, and graphs • 32 pages of full-color maps and hundreds of black-and-white outline maps for ready reference • Scholarly articles ranging across the entire spectrum of theological and biblical topics, backed by the most current body of archaeological research • 238 contributors from around the world