A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East


This book is about all aspects of man s contact with the animal world; sacrifice, sacred animals, diet, domestication, in short, from the sublime to the mundane. Chapters on art, literature, religion and animal husbandry provide the reader with a complete picture of the complex relationships between the peoples of the Ancient Near East and (their) animals. A reference guide and key to the menagerie of the Ancient Near East, with ample original illustrations.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Allan S. Gilbert
  • Ann C. Gunter
  • Patrick F. Houlihan
  • Catherine Breniquet
  • Margaret Cool Root
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2002


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