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Myths of Babylonia and Assyria

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(3,975 Sterne; 20 Bewertungen)

Donald Alexander Mackenzie (1873 – March 2, 1936) was a Scottish journalist and prolific writer on religion, mythology and anthropology in the early 20th century. His works included Indian Myth and Legend, Celtic Folklore and Myths of China and Japan. As well as writing books, articles and poems, he often gave lectures, and also broadcast talks on Celtic mythology. This volume deals with the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, and as these reflect the civilization in which they developed, a historical narrative has been provided, beginning with the early Sumerian Age and concluding with the periods of the Persian and Grecian Empires. Over thirty centuries of human progress are thus passed under review. (Summary extracted from Wikipedia and the Preface of this book) (16 hr 13 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface

14:07

Read by Adam Tomkins

01 - Introduction

32:52

Read by Stephanie Lee

02 - Chapter 1: The Races and Early Civilization of Babylonia

33:44

Read by Caeliveres

03 - Chapter 2: The Land of Rivers and the God of the Deep

33:58

Read by zcameo

04 - Chapter 3: Rival Pantheons and Representative Deities

37:34

Read by Marilyn Mack

05 - Chapter 4: Demons, Fairies, and Ghosts

35:03

Read by Becky Cook

06 - Chapter 5: Myths of Tammuz and Ishtar

59:53

Read by JoeD

07 - Chapter 6: Wars of the City States of Sumer and Akkad (Part 1)

24:58

Read by Ann Boulais

08 - Chapter 6: Wars of the City States of Sumer and Akkad (Part 2)

31:57

Read by Ann Boulais

09 - Chapter 7: Creation Legend: Merodach the Dragon Slayer

45:22

Read by Caeliveres

10 - Chapter 8: Deified Heroes: Etana and Gilgamesh

39:35

Read by Dennis Blake

11 - Chapter 9: Deluge Legend, the Island of the Blessed, and Hades

47:35

Read by Caeliveres

12 - Chapter 10: Buildings and Laws and Customs of Babylon

36:59

Read by Kalynda

13 - Chapter 11: The Golden Age of Babylonia

33:35

Read by Jean Bascom

14 - Chapter 12: Rise of the Hittites, Mitannians, Kassites, Hyksos, and Assyri…

48:18

Read by janesandberg

15 - Chapter 13: Astrology and Astronomy (Part 1)

48:12

Read by JoeD

16 - Chapter 13: Astrology and Astronomy (Part 2)

40:19

Read by JoeD

17 - Chapter 14: Ashur the National God of Assyria (Part 1)

25:41

Read by Becky Cook

18 - Chapter 14: Ashur the National God of Assyria (Part 2)

26:24

Read by Becky Cook

19 - Chapter 15: Conflicts for Trade and Supremacy

32:55

Read by Stephanie Lee

20 - Chapter 16: Race Movements that Shattered Empires

30:15

Read by Stephanie Lee

21 - Chapter 17: The Hebrews in Assyrian History

43:00

Read by janesandberg

22 - Chapter 18: The Age of Semiramis

51:13

Read by janesandberg

23 - Chapter 19: Assyria's Age of Splendour (Part 1)

36:39

Read by Examinfo

24 - Chapter 19: Assyria's Age of Splendour (Part 2)

36:12

Read by Ann Boulais

25 - Chapter 20: The Last Days of Assyria and Babylonia

47:38

Read by Leda

Bewertungen

Not a beginner's introduction.

(1 Sterne)

I'm not sure why the title says Babylonian and Assyrian because the author jumps around a lot, with slightly more focus on the above mentioned groups. I wanted to hear their actual myths, not suddenly jump to comparisons and interpretation until I had a good understanding of the story. I would not recommend this book, unless someone was already familiar with the myths and would find the outdated anthropological terms of "savage" and "primitive" kind of amusing. I would have loved the book if he'd just tell me the myth, then the interpretation, and then similarity to other myths.

(3 Sterne)

uneven quality of reading made it at times painful to listen to

MYTHS OF BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA.

(5 Sterne)

EXCELLENT, VERY INFORMITIVE AND ENTERTAINING. I LIKED THE STORY VERY MUCH. MS. SAGITTARIUS.

listened to this book at least 20 times...and STILL learn someth

(5 Sterne)