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Ancestor of the West: Writing, Reasoning, and Religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece - Bottero, Jean, and Herrenschmidt, Clarisse, and Vernant, Jean Pierre
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In this work, historians explore the emergence of rationality and writing in the ancient world: how it developed and how it is similar to our own tradition. It locates the origins of today's civilization in the articulation of writing and religious belief among interconnected ancient cultures. Jean Bottero focuses on writing and religion in ancient Mesopotamia, Clarisse Herrenschmidt considers a broader history of ancient writing, and Jean-Pierre Vernant examines classical Greek civilization in the context of Near Eastern ...

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Ancestor of the West: Writing, Reasoning, and Religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece 2003, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226067162

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Ancestor of the West: Writing, Reasoning, and Religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece 2000, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226067155

Hardcover