Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, Origins: The Ancient Near Eastern Background of Some Modern Western Institutions

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Modern western culture owes much to ancient Near Eastern precedent. Origins documents that debt in specific terms, covering a variety of topics from the alphabet and its order to the system of dating by eras, and including many of the institutions most essential to contemporary life -- and most often taken for granted.

Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, Origins: The Ancient Near Eastern Background of Some Modern Western Institutions 1996, Brill, Leiden, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789004103283

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