A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East
Edited by Billie Jean Collins
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.