Presses Universitaires de France
Spiritual and intellectual hub in Mesopotamia, Babylon has long been famous for its prestigious and incomparable past. A melting pot of every culture, Babylon was envied and feared, admired and detested, and destroyed and rebuilt more often than any other city. It was a cosmic center and a symbol of harmony in the world believed to be created by Marduk, the Supreme God of the Universe. In this concise yet thorough work, Béatrice André-Salvini unveils the fascinating past of both the mystical and the real city, from its origins to its collapse.
Béatrice André-Salvini : Béatrice André-Salvini is a curator at the Asian Antiquities Department at the Louvre Museum.