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Leick, Gwendolyn 1951-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 214 publications in 11 languages and 12,491 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Gwendolyn Leick
Who's who in the Ancient Near East by Gwendolyn Leick( )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 2,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who was the author of the Gilgamesh epic? Who was the wealthiest businessman in Babylon? Who was the earliest known author in history? Which Hittite prince was meant to marry Tutankhamen's widow?" "These and many more questions are answered in this survey of the people who inhabited the Near East between the twenty-fifth and the second centuries BC. From Palestine to Iran, and from Alexander the Great to Zechariah, Who's Who in the Ancient Near East presents a unique and comprehensive reference guide for all those with an interest in the ancient history of the area. A full glossary, chronological chart, maps and bibliographical information complement the biographical entries."--Jacket
A dictionary of ancient Near Eastern mythology by Gwendolyn Leick( )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers gods, myths, and terminology for mythologies, "drawn from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia between 2800 and 300 BC."
A dictionary of ancient Near Eastern architecture by Gwendolyn Leick( )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Dictionary gives a comprehensive survey of the whole range of ancient Near Eastern architecture from the Neolithic round huts in Palestine to the giant temples of Ptolemaic Egypt. Gwendolyn Leick examines the development of the principal styles of ancient architecture within their geographical and historical context, and describes features of major sites such as Ur, Nineveh and Babylon, as well as many of the lesser-known sites. She also covers the variations of typical ancient architectural structures such as pyramids, tombs and houses, details the building material and techniques employed, and clarifies specialist terminology
Sex and eroticism in Mesopotamian literature by Gwendolyn Leick( )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a new contribution to current debates about sex and eroticism. It gives an insight into Mesopotamian attitudes to sexuality by examining the oldest preserved written evidence on the subject - the Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform sources - which were written between the 21st and the 5th centuries B.C. Using these long-neglected and often astonishing data, Gwendolyn Leick is able to anlayse Mesopotamian views of prostitution, love magic and deviant sexual behaviour as well as more general issues of sexuality and gender. This fascinating book sheds light on the sexual culture of one of the earliest literate civilisations
The Babylonians : an introduction by Gwendolyn Leick( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van alle aspecten van het leven in Babylonië
Historical dictionary of Mesopotamia by Gwendolyn Leick( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Greek name Mesopotamia means "land between the rivers." Romans used this term for the area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, from the south Anatolian mountains ranges to the Persian Gulf, which they controlled only briefly - between 115 and 117 A.D. It comprises the civilizations of Sumer and Akkad (third millennium B.C.) as well as the later Babylonian and Assyrian empires of the second and first millennium. Although the history of Mesopotamia in the strictest sense begins with the inscriptions of Sumerian rulers around the 27th century B.C., the foundation of the Mesopotamian civilization, such as the beginnings of irrigation and the emergence of large permanent settlements, was laid much earlier, in the fifth and fourth millennium." "This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia defines the concepts, customs, and notions specific to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, from adult adoption to ziggurats. It contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on religion, economy, society, geography, and important kings and rulers."--Jacket
Mesopotamia : the invention of the city by Gwendolyn Leick( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesopotamia, situated roughly where Iraq is today, was one of the greatest ancient civilizations. It was here that the very first cities were created, and where the familiar sights of modern urban life-public buildings and gardens, places of worship, even streets and pavements-were originally invented. This remarkable book is the first to reveal everyday life as it was in ten long-lost Mesopotamian cities, beginning with Eridu, the Mesopotamian Eden, and ending with Babylon, the first true metropolis: cosmopolitan, decadent, multicultural and the last centre of a dying civilization. Using archaeological fragments of jewellery, textiles and writings, Gwendolyn Leick paints a colourful picture of the lives of Mesopotamians-from poets and priests to business-women and divorcees-and the incredible achievements of their advanced and imaginative society. More than seven thousand years ago, the first urban civilization began in Mesopotamia, in an area corresponding to present-day Iraq
Tombs of the great leaders : a contemporary guide by Gwendolyn Leick( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since ancient times, tombs and mausolea have been built to ensure that exceptional individuals remain in the collective memory. Memorializing those who have changed the course of history, such sites enable real deeds to become the stuff of legend and consolidate a leader's repute; but these sites of memory also serve the political needs both of the time and of subsequent regimes. How is politics played out, and history commemorated, in these locations? Why do they become pilgrimage sites? How do these structures convey meaning, and can they safeguard a leader's immortality, particularly in the context of changing political conditions? Tombs of the Great Leaders traces the development of the political tomb since the Bronze Age to today, focusing on 20th-century memorials housing communist leaders, from Lenin in Moscow to Mao Zedong in Beijing, to Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, and Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang. It also looks at the attempts by fascist rulers Franco and Mussolini to immortalize their memories. It explores the grand monuments erected for the founders of new nation states, including Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Ziaur Rahman in Dhaka, Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Karachi, and the Sun Yat-sen on Purple Mountain. Leick shows how these mausoleums and tombs have become sites of pilgrimage, and describes the actual experience of visiting the sites, the responses they elicit and the context in which they are viewed today. This book is a fascinating and revealing study of the self-perpetuation of politicians and leaders, despots and dictators
The Babylonian world by Gwendolyn Leick( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Babylonian World presents an extensive, up-to-date and lavishly illustrated history of the ancient state Babylonia and its 'holy city', Babylon. Historicized by the New Testament as a centre of decadence and corruption, Babylon and its surrounding region was in fact a rich and complex civilization, responsible for the invention of the dictionary and laying the foundations of modern science. This book explores all key aspects of the development of this ancient culture, including the ecology of the region and its famously productive agriculture, its political and economic standing, its religious practices, and the achievements of its intelligentsia. Comprehensive and accessible, this book will be an indispensable resource for anyone studying the period.--Publisher
Historical dictionary of Mesopotamia by Gwendolyn Leick( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dictionary provides a useful resource on the civilization, history, religion, and culture of Mesopotamia, with entries on rulers, peoples, heroes, goddesses, religious practice, myths, funerary practice, archives, and aspects of daily life, among other topics. An introduction outlines Mesopotamian history and the highlights of its civilization. Appendices contain an extensive bibliography, which is organized by subject; a list of museums with major Mesopotamian collections; and a list of rulers. Leick, who has an impressive list of publications in the field, teaches at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, UK. Not indexed. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The A to Z of Mesopotamia by Gwendolyn Leick( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Greek name Mesopotamia means "land between the rivers." Romans used this term for the area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, from the south Anatolian mountains ranges to the Persian Gulf, which they controlled only briefly, between 115 and 117 A.D. It comprises the civilizations of Sumer and Akkad (third millennium B.C.) as well as the later Babylonian and Assyrian empires of the second and first millennium. Although the history of Mesopotamia in the strictest sense begins with the inscriptions of Sumerian rulers around the 27th century B.C., the foundation of the Mesopotamian civilization, such as the beginnings of irrigation and the emergence of large permanent settlements, was laid much earlier, in the fifth and fourth millennium. The A to Z of Mesopotamia defines concepts, customs, and notions specific to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, from adult adoption to ziggurats. It contains a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on religion, economy, society, geography, and important kinds and rulers."--P. [4] of cover
An introduction by Gwendolyn Leick( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of the Babylonians, which spans some 1800 years, explores the lives of kings and merchants, women and slaves, and the social, historical, geographical and cultural context in which their extraordinary civilization flourished for so many centuries
Die akkadischen Fluchformeln des 3. und 2. Jahrtausends by Gwendolyn Leick( )

2 editions published in 1976 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesopotâmia : a invenção da cidade by Gwendolyn Leick( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mezopotámia : a városok evolúciója by Gwendolyn Leick( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dicţionar de mitologie a Orientului Apropiat antic by Gwendolyn Leick( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Romanian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesopotamia : the invention of the city by Gwendolyn Leick( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ... book reveal[s] everyday life as it was in ten long-lost Mesopotamian cities, beginning with Eridu, the Mesopotamian Eden, and ending with Babylon, the first true metropolis: cosmopolitan, decadent, multicultural and the last centre of a dying civilization. [In the book, the author] paints a ... picture of the lives of Mesopotamians - from poets and priests to business - women and divorcees - and the incredible achievements of their advanced and imaginative society.-Back cover
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1 edition published in 2003 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mitologie świata : [bogowie, przedstawienia, motywy]( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A dictionary of ancient Near Eastern mythology
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A dictionary of ancient Near Eastern mythologyA dictionary of ancient Near Eastern architectureSex and eroticism in Mesopotamian literatureThe Babylonians : an introductionHistorical dictionary of MesopotamiaMesopotamia : the invention of the cityThe Babylonian worldHistorical dictionary of MesopotamiaThe A to Z of Mesopotamia
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Gwendolyn Leick Antropóloga, asirióloga y escritora austriaca.

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