Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, And The Gods

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Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods

Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world. In this collection of essays, the French scholar Jean Bottero attempts to go back to the moment which marks the very beginning of history.

To give the reader some sense of how Mesopotamian civilization has been mediated and interpreted in its transmission through time, Bottero begins with an account of Assyriology, the discipline devoted to the ancient culture. This transmission, compounded with countless discoveries, would not have been possible without the surprising decipherment of the cuneiform writing system. Bottero also focuses on divination in the ancient world, contending that certain modes of worship in Mesopotamia, in their application of causality and proof, prefigure the "scientific mind."

Specifications of Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods

GENERAL
AuthorJean Bottéro
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionReprint
ISBN-100226067270
ISBN-139780226067278
PublisherUniversity Of Chicago Press
Number Of Pages311
Publication Date1995-06-15
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width0.9 inch.
Weight1.23 pounds.

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