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Jean Bottero

Jean Bottero is the emeritus director of l'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, quatrieme section, Paris. He is the author of "The Oldest Cuisine in the World: Cooking in Mesopotamia; Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods," and coauthor of "Ancestor of the West: Writing, Reasoning, and Religion in the Ancient Near East," all published by the University of Chicago Press. Teresa Lavender Fagan has translated more than a dozen books for the University of Chicago Press."