Los hijos de Indiana Jones: Un paseo arqueológico sin látigo por Egipto, Mesopotamia, Creta y Cartago (Spanish Edition)


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    Desde la comodidad del sofá y amparado únicamente en ocasionales vacaciones veraniegas bien aprovechadas, uno puede hacerse a la idea de que, para ser Indiana Jones, sólo le falta manejar adecuadamente el látigo. Como tal pretensión excede ya no sólo la edad del autor, sino también sus fuerzas, hemos preferido agrupar los estudios arqueológicos que siguen reclamándonos únicamente “hijos” del gran Indy, lo cual si no es poco consuelo, al menos alimenta el ego. En total, los ocho estudios que siguen se distribuyen de la siguiente forma :

    En la primera parte, dedicada al neolítico y las primeras civilizaciones urbanas, tenemos dos artículos: “La transición al paisaje agrícola del Neolítico (Sobre las causas y consecuencias de la adopción por el ser humanode la agricultura y la forma de vida sedentaria)”, así como “Imaginar la revolución urbana entre Mesopotamia y Creta (Un estudio comparativo sobre las primeras ciudades de la historia (IV-II milenio a.C.)”.

    En la segunda parte, dedicada íntegramente a Egipto, tenemos tres ensayos: “Eternidad del faraón, realeza para la divinidad (Una interpretación en torno a las teorías sobre la religión egipcia de David P. Silverman y Henri Franckfort), “En torno a mil años de relaciones internacionales en el Próximo Oriente Antiguo (Los primeros tratados de paz entre Ebla-Abarsal y Egipto-Hatti (III-II milenio a.C.) a la luz de la moderna sociología del poder)”, y “Lo que va de Howard Carter a Kent R. Weeks (Sobre la evolución de los modos de recuperación y trabajo sobre el pasado, así como el concepto de patrimonio arqueológico durante los ss. XX y XXI).

    La tercer y última parte del libro está dedicada a la civilización minóica y a Cartago, y consta también de tres estudios: “¿Se quedó el toro de Minos sin pastos o la isla de Creta sin barcos? (En torno a las causas del declive y la desaparición de la civilización minoica (III-II milenios a.C.)”, “Excavando la Cartago arcaica o fenicia (Acerca de los primeros restos de la ciudad (ss. IX-VII a.C.)” y “Una idea de la centralidad antigua (Una interpretación histórica sobre la axialidad y el centro en el mundo antiguo)”.

    Mitos de Mesopotamia: Una guía fascinante de mitos de la mitología mesopotámica y sumeria (Spanish Edition)


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    Dos manuscritos en un libro

    • Mitología Mesopotámica: Una Guía Fascinante de Mitos del Oriente Próximo
    • Mitología sumeria: Mitos fascinantes de los dioses, diosas y criaturas legendarias de la antigua Sumeria y su importancia para los sumerios

    Las civilizaciones que se desarrollaron en los valles de los ríos Tigris y Éufrates hace miles de años nos dejaron unos legados importantes: la agricultura, las matemáticas, la astronomía, la rueda y la escritura.

    El presente volumen de mitos mesopotámicos se divide en tres secciones. La primera de ellas contiene mitos sobre la creación, el más extendido de los cuales es el Enuma Elish, o el relato babilónico de la creación. En este mito, el dios Marduk se enfrenta en batalla contra la dragona Tiamat y crea el mundo a partir del cuerpo de esta y del de su segundo al mando. La historia de Atrahasis no tiene que ver con la creación, sino con la re-creación, ya que se trata del mito de la Gran Inundación enviada por los dioses para arrasar con todo. El buen Atrahasis se salva gracias a la intervención del dios Enki, que avisa a Atrahasis y le manda construir el arca que le salvará a él, a su familia y a los animales. La historia de Etana tiene una naturaleza menos cósmica que las dos anteriores, ya que el acto de la creación que se narra en este relato es el intento de Etana de tener un hijo, y por lo tanto, un heredero al trono.

    Las hazañas y debilidades de los dioses mesopotámicos aparecen reflejadas en la segunda sección, en historias que nos hablan del carácter de cada una de estas divinidades y que contienen temas que nos aportan datos sobre los conceptos mesopotámicos acerca del orden cósmico. En la primera historia, la diosa Ishtar decide visitar el Inframundo, donde la diosa Ereshkigal ejerce su dominio. Cuando Ereshkigal se preocupa porque la diosa Ishtar pueda suplantarla, prepara una trampa para mantener a Ishtar presa hasta que es rescatada. El acto de Ereshkigal tiene implicaciones cósmicas, ya que Ishtar es una diosa de la fertilidad y, por lo tanto, su confinamiento implica que se suspende toda procreación en la Tierra.

    Ereshkigal también es una figura destacada en la siguiente historia, la cual relata cómo Nergal, dios de la guerra y la pestilencia, llega a ser su consorte. Nergal rechaza con éxito todos los halagos que Ereshkigal le brinda, excepto la tentación de su cuerpo. Una vez ha satisfecho su deseo, Nergal debe hacer del Inframundo su morada y permanecer allí como amante de Ereshkigal, o de lo contrario, Ereshkigal trastocará el orden natural de las cosas enviando a los muertos de vuelta a la Tierra para comerse a los vivos.

    El orden divino y el orden natural son temas que también aparecen en los dos últimos relatos de esta sección. En el primero, el dios-héroe Ninurta lleva a cabo su trabajo de restauración del orden divino cuando derrota al ave Anzu, la cual ha robado las Tablillas del Destino de Enlil, mientras que el mito de Adapa sirve como una historia sobre el origen de las cosas para explicar por qué los humanos no son inmortales.

    Algunos de los temas y preguntas cubiertos en la primera parte de este libro incluyen

    • Mitos sobre la Creación
    • Historias sobre dioses y diosas
    • Selecciones de la Épica de Gilgamesh
    • ¡Y mucho, mucho más!

    Algunos de los temas y preguntas cubiertos en la segunda parte de este libro incluyen:

    • Cuentos de dioses y diosas
    • Cuentos de reyes y héroes
    • Inanna y el árbol Huluppu
    • Enkidu en el inframundo
    • Gilgamesh y Huwawa
    • Gilgamesh y Aga
    • ¡Y mucho, mucho más!

    ¡Adquiera este libro ahora para aprender más sobre Mitología Mesopotámica y la mitología sumeria!

    Daylight Robbery: How Tax Shaped Our Past and Will Change Our Future


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    For most people, tax is something we pay, simply because we must. We seldom think much more about it; in fact, tax is something we’d rather forget. 

    But the reality is that tax is the key to power. No government can survive without tax revenue – it is the fuel that every state, large and small, runs on. Many of the problems we face today, not least the enormous wealth gaps between rich and poor and between generations, can be traced back to our systems of tax. If you tax windows, many will sacrifice their daylight. If you tax cigarettes, some people will choose not to smoke; others will take up smuggling. Tax companies too much and many will relocate offshore.

    In Daylight Robbery, Dominic Frisby offers an alternative vision of a system that is as old as civilisation itself. It will take you on a whirlwind journey through the history of taxation, from ancient Mesopotamia right up to the present day, explaining the key dynamics of taxation around the world and arguing that governments are going to have to radically change who they tax and how if they are to succeed in the future.


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    Lost Technologies of Ancient Egypt: Advanced Engineering in the Temples of the Pharaohs


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    A unique study of the engineering and tools used to create Egyptian monuments

    • Presents a stone-by-stone analysis of key Egyptian monuments, including the statues of Ramses II and the tunnels of the Serapeum

    • Reveals that highly refined tools and mega-machines were used in ancient Egypt

    From the pyramids in the north to the temples in the south, ancient artisans left their marks all over Egypt, unique marks that reveal craftsmanship we would be hard pressed to duplicate today. Drawing together the results of more than 30 years of research and nine field study journeys to Egypt, Christopher Dunn presents a stunning stone-by-stone analysis of key Egyptian monuments, including the statue of Ramses II at Luxor and the fallen crowns that lay at its feet. His modern-day engineering expertise provides a unique view into the sophisticated technology used to create these famous monuments in prehistoric times.

    Using modern digital photography, computer-aided design software, and metrology instruments, Dunn exposes the extreme precision of these monuments and the type of advanced manufacturing expertise necessary to produce them. His computer analysis of the statues of Ramses II reveals that the left and right sides of the faces are precise mirror images of each other, and his examination of the mysterious underground tunnels of the Serapeum illuminates the finest examples of precision engineering on the planet. Providing never-before-seen evidence in the form of more than 280 photographs, Dunn’s research shows that while absent from the archaeological record, highly refined tools, techniques, and even mega-machines must have been used in ancient Egypt.

    Ancient times: A History of the Early World


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    Mesopotamia & Arabia (Roman Conquests)


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    This volume explores the Roman invasions and military operations in two distinct yet related areas: Mesopotamia and Arabia. In these far-flung regions of the ancient known world, Rome achieved the greatest point of expansion in the history of her Empire. Under the reign of the Emperor Trajan, the Roman Empire reached the point of maximum expansion made famous by maps of the world circa AD 120.

    Under the Severans, significant efforts were expended on a Roman dream of linking the two regions into one mighty provincial bulwark against Eastern enemies. Individual chapters detail the history of the conquest of these easternmost territories of the Empire, analyzing the opposing armies involved (Roman, Parthian, Sassanian, Arab) and the reasons for success and failure. The story of how Rome won and lost her Far East offers a paradigm for the rise and fall of the greatest military empire of the ancient world.

    The First Great Powers: Babylon and Assyria


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    The rediscovery of Babylon and Assyria in the 1840s transformed Western views on the origins of civilisation. The excavation of Nineveh proved that even the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians together did not constitute the ancient world. These peoples had nothing to do with the beginnings of civilisation on Earth. It was in Mesopotamia that humanity took the first steps on its path towards the society we know today.

    The Sumerians inaugurated civilisation itself, but it was the Babylonians and then the Assyrians who fulfilled its potential. Their early experiments in state formation remain fascinating to us today: just like our governments, for a thousand years Babylon and Assyria grappled with the challenges of organising central power, administering distant territories, and engineering social harmony in empires and their cities.

    These achievements form one of the momentous episodes in human history; the Mesopotamian invention of writing revolutionised our minds and increased our intellectual possibilities a hundredfold. The First Great Powers is a revelation: of kingship, warfare, society and religion. Here at last we can discover what it meant to be an ancient Mesopotamian living in such an extraordinary world.

    Gods and Spacemen of the East: Ancient Astronauts in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Asia


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    Were the female “demons” of the Middle Ages, who seduced mortal men, actually real women from other planets? Was atomic warfare waged in India millennia ago by astronaut warriors from distant suns? Were the flaming shields from the skies, which rescued Charlemagne’s knights, really an interventions by visiting spacemen?

    Not since “Chariots of the Gods” have there been such sensational findings about the supermen from the stars. In may parts of the world, literature and legend preserve the tradition that ancient astronauts ruled and guided mankind in the distant past. This tradition tells of war waged in the skies with fantastic weapons, of barbaric upheavals, and a slow return to civilization under the aegis of the spacemen.

    Was there once a super-civilization on Earth that was destroyed by cataclysm? Did its survivors remain to teach men the beginnings of wisdom, and were they worshipped by our primitive ancestors as supernatural gods?

    This work, written by the father of the ancient astronaut theory, W. Raymond Drake, combines the most modern scientific discoveries with recently unearthed ancient evidence to explore these fascinating questions.

    It is becoming more and more clear that we know almost nothing about this former super-civilization brought to Earth by supermen from the stars, who have remained in man’s memory and are still venerated today.

    Greece and Mesopotamia: Dialogues in Literature (The W. B. Stanford Memorial Lectures)


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    This book proposes a new approach to the study of ancient Greek and Mesopotamian literature. Ranging from Homer and Gilgamesh to Herodotus and the Babylonian-Greek author Berossos, it paints a picture of two literary cultures that, over the course of time, became profoundly entwined. Along the way, the book addresses many questions of crucial importance to the student of the ancient world: how did the literature of Greece relate to that of its eastern neighbours? What did ancient readers from different cultures think it meant to be human? Who invented the writing of universal history as we know it? How did the Greeks come to divide the world into Greeks and ‘barbarians’, and what happened when they came to live alongside those ‘barbarians’ after the conquests of Alexander the Great? In addressing these questions, the book draws on cutting-edge research in comparative literature, postcolonial studies and archive theory.

    Mesopotamia: A Comprehensive Guide to Mesopotamian Mythology including Myths, Art, Religion, and Culture


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    Mesopotamia: A Comprehensive Guide to Mesopotamian Mythology including Myths, Art, Religion, and Culture

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    Mеѕороtаmiа is a rеgiоn оf southwest Aѕiа in the Tigriѕ аnd Euphrates rivеr ѕуѕtеm thаt bеnеfittеd from the аrеа’ѕ сlimаtе and gеоgrарhу to hоѕt the beginnings оf humаn сivilizаtiоn. Itѕ history iѕ mаrkеd by mаnу imроrtаnt invеntiоnѕ thаt сhаngеd the world, inсluding the concept of timе, mаth, thе whееl, ѕаilbоаtѕ, mарѕ аnd writing. Mesopotamia iѕ also defined by a сhаnging ѕuссеѕѕiоn оf ruling bоdiеѕ frоm different аrеаѕ аnd сitiеѕ that seized control оvеr a реriоd of thousands of уеаrѕ.

    Thiѕ bооk focuses оn сеrtаin local роwеrѕ in Old Bаbуlоniаn Mesopotamia (ca. 2000 – 1595 B.C.), nаmеlу thе сhiеf of thе сitу (rаbiаnum), the elders, the “сitу,” аnd the аѕѕеmblу. Thiѕ is a nоvеl аррrоасh to Old Bаbуlоniаn hiѕtоrу thаt аllоwѕ us tо understand the constituency, activities, and ѕрhеrе оf influence оf local inѕtitutiоnѕ оf аuthоritу, and thе wау thеу coped with ѕtаtе officials аnd royal роliсiеѕ. Fосuѕing оn lосаl powers сhаngеѕ the trаditiоnаl mаnnеr оf lооking аt thе state.

    Thiѕ is ѕо bесаuѕе fаr from bеing a mоnоlithiс entity that unilaterally made dесiѕiоnѕ соnсеrning people, wаtеr, land, аnd оthеr resources, thе ѕtаtе hаd tо dеаl with local inѕtitutiоnѕ that wеrе nоt аlwауѕ willing tо ассерt royal dесiѕiоnѕ раѕѕivеlу. The ѕtаtе was often unable tо penetrate dеерlу into traditional social and economic рrасtiсеѕ that wеrе controlled by lосаl leaders, as is mоѕt apparent in thе conflict оf juriѕdiсtiоn related tо lаnd distribution. Hоwеvеr, thе state did ѕurrерtitiоuѕlу со-орt lосаl lеаdеrѕ into thе rоуаl dоmаin. Thе mеthоdоlоgу аnd соnсluѕiоnѕ of this саѕе ѕtudу of lосаl аuthоritiеѕ in Old Bаbуlоniаn Mеѕороtаmiа will аlѕо bе uѕеful for those ѕtudуing оthеr ancient states аnd complex societies.

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