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...

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Main Author: Dolce, Rita , [Author]
Published: London : Routledge, 2017.
Physical Description: 1 online resource ([xvii], 91 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series: Studies in the history of the ancient Near East
Contents/pieces: 1 records
Online Access: Online available
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