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Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning and the Gods
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date June 15, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226067278
ISBN-10 0226067270
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Original list price $32.00
Other format details university press
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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."


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Hardcover
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With Marc Van De Mieroop (other contributor) | from Univ of Chicago Pr (May 1, 1992)
9780226067261 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $43.95
About: Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world.
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With Marc Van De Mieroop | Reprint edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (June 15, 1995); titled "Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning and the Gods"
9780226067278 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $32.00
About: Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world.

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