“The Treasures of Darkness is the culmination of a lifetime’s work, an attempt to summarize and Jacobsen has succeeded brilliantly. Thorkild Jacobsen. The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion. Front Cover. Thorkild Jacobsen. Yale University Press, – Iraq – pages. The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion. Thorkild Jacobsen · International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 11 (2) () .
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The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion by Thorkild Jacobsen
After the warning above, I have to say that I found the last few chapters much more motivating and exciting. His vast experience shows through every page of this unique book, through the vivid, new translations resulting from years of careful research.
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As a literary work combining sensibility, imagination and scholarship, this book is near perfection. The Treasures of Darkness is almost entirely devoted to textual evidence, the more gritty sources of archaeological knowledge being jacobsej mentioned.
Yale University Press Everyone interested in early Mesopotamia, whether specialist, student, or complete layman, should read this book. Martin van der Linden rated it really liked it Jan 22, Work on Mesopotamian religion will be immeasurably advanced by the appearance of this fascinating book.
Finally, by the later 2nd millennium this trend toward humanizing the gods leads to devotees developing a sense of personal relationship with them, often regarding a particular patron deity in explicitly paternal or maternal terms. The close assimilation of Dumuzi with the king in so many texts also tends to support such a thesis and jacobswn may well be the case that sorting out the early history of kingship and its relationship to the Sumerian ruler known as the EN will finally resolve this matter.
The Treasures of Darkness is the culmination of a lifetime’s work, an atte mpt to summarize and recreate the spiritual life of Ancient Mesopotamia. Gurney, Times Literary Supplement. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Professor Jacobsen accepts the premise that all religion springs fro m man’s experience of a power not of this world, a treasrues ‘Wholly Other.
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Jacobsen was a true scholar and the book is a must for anyone interested in Mesopotamian religion. Fagan, History “Professor Jacobsen thoorkild an authority on Sumerian life and society, but he is above all a philologist of rare sensibility.
This is a supremely excellent book. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Showing best matches Show all copies. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 11 2: Philosophy of Religion, Miscellaneous in Philosophy of Religion categorize this paper. It’s certainly the best book I’ve read about ancient Mesopotamia thus far.
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May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Apr 29, Catherine McNiel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Simply to read this poetry and the author’s sympathetic commentary is a pleasure and a revelation. Other editions – View all The Treasures of Darkness: Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Trabbic – – International Philosophical Quarterly 54 1: Treashres short his presentation accounts for and accommodates the sacred and the profane aspects of religious literature.
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From piety to bloodlust of the later millinium it almost reminds us oc our own days where we have gone from simple and complete faith to a culture of bloodlust I would have to say that by far I enjoy reading Samuel Noah Kramer’s works more but jacobeen volume was interesting. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Many of these though not all are new even to the specialist and will repay close study.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. To ask other readers questions about The Treasures of Darknessplease sign up. It will undoubtedly remain for a long time a classic in its field.
A previous owner’s blindstamp. From piety to bloodlust of the later millinium it almost reminds us of our own days where we have gone from simple and complete faith to a culture of bloodlust.