9780060908546

Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth : Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer

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    9780060908546

  • ISBN10:

    0060908548

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/2/2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

A fresh retelling of the ancient texts about Ishtar, the world's first goddess. Illustrated with visual artifacts of the period. "A great masterpiece of universal literature."--Mircea Eliade

Table of Contents

Inanna's Family Tree ix(3)
Map of Sumer
xii(1)
Preface xiii(2)
Samuel Noah Kramer
Introduction xv
Diane Wolkstein
Inanna's Stories and Hymns 3(198)
The Huluppu-Tree
3(8)
Inanna and the God of Wisdom
11(18)
The Courtship of Inanna and Dumuzi
29(22)
The Descent of Inanna
51(40)
From the Great Above to the Great Below
52(22)
The Dream of Dumuzi
74(11)
The Return
85(6)
Seven Hymns to Inanna
91(24)
1. The Holy Priestess of Heaven
93(2)
2. Loud Thundering Storm
95(2)
3. The Holy One
97(4)
4. The Lady of the Evening
101(2)
5. The Lady of the Morning
103(2)
6. The Lady Who Ascends into the Heavens
105(2)
7. The Joy of Sumer: The Sacred Marriage Rite
107(8)
Sumerian History, Culture, and Literature
115(12)
Samuel Noah Kramer
The Discovery and Decipherment of "The Descent of Inanna"
127(9)
Samuel Noah Kramer
Interpretations of Inanna's Stories and Hymns
136(38)
Diane Wolkstein
Annotations of the Art
174(27)
Elizabeth Williams-Forte
Sources for Inanna's Stories and Hymns 201(4)
Notes on the Textual Editing 205(4)
Selected Bibliography 209(4)
Acknowledgments 213(2)
Selected Pronunciation Guide 215(2)
Index 217

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