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By Ilona Zsolnay

Being a Man is a formative paintings which finds the myriad and complicated negotiations for structures of masculine identities within the better historic close to East and past. via a juxtaposition of experiences into Neo-Assyrian creative representations and omens, biblical hymns and narrative, Hittite, Akkadian, and Indian epic, in addition to unique linguistic reviews on gender and intercourse within the Sumerian and Hebrew languages, the booklet demanding situations conventional understandings and assumed homogeneity for what it intended "to be a guy" in antiquity. Being a Man is an necessary source for college kids of the traditional close to East, and a desirable research for someone with an curiosity in gender and sexuality all through history.

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