Losing one's head in the ancient Near East : interpretation and meaning of decapitation
In the Ancient Near East, cutting off someone’s head was a unique act, not comparable to other types of mutilation, and therefore charged with a special symbolic and communicative significance. This book examines representations of decapitation in both images and texts, particularly in the context o...
|Main Author:||Dolce, Rita , [Author]|
1 online resource ([xvii], 91 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Studies in the history of the ancient Near East