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The Resource Ancestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece, Jean Bottéro, Clarisse Herrenschmidt and Jean-Pierre Vernant ; with a foreword by François Zabbal ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

Ancestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece, Jean Bottéro, Clarisse Herrenschmidt and Jean-Pierre Vernant ; with a foreword by François Zabbal ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

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Ancestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece
Title
Ancestor of the West
Title remainder
writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece
Statement of responsibility
Jean Bottéro, Clarisse Herrenschmidt and Jean-Pierre Vernant ; with a foreword by François Zabbal ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In this introduction to the ancient world, three leading French historians explore the emergence of rationality and writing: how it developed and how it is remarkably similar to our own tradition. We learn that the supposed twin pillars of Western civilization, Greece and the Bible, were hardly freestanding: they elaborated logical and religious structures that had developed much earlier in Mesopotamia. At the same time Ancestor of the West reminds us that these cultures were precursors of our own precisely because they possessed an intelligence that we still recognize. The ancients, even in their earliest writings, thought like us."--Jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bottéro, Jean
Index
index present
LC call number
DS57
LC item number
.B6813 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1914-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herrenschmidt, Clarisse
  • Vernant, Jean-Pierre
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Writing
  • Escritura
  • Civilization
  • Religion
  • Writing
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Oudheid
  • Grieken
Label
Ancestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece, Jean Bottéro, Clarisse Herrenschmidt and Jean-Pierre Vernant ; with a foreword by François Zabbal ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
Link
https://archive.org/details/ancestorofwestwr00bott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: L'Orient ancien et nous
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Writing between visible and invisible worlds in Iran, Israel, and Greece.
  • Elamite civilization and writing
  • Consonant alphabets, the Greek alphabet, and Old Persian cuneiform
  • Old Persian cuneiform : writing as cosmological ritual and text
  • Writing--and some thoughts on Hebrew and Greek
  • Clarisse Herrenschmidt
  • Writing and civil religion in Greece.
  • Myths and reasonings
  • The polis : shared power
  • Jean-Pierre Vernant
  • Foreword
  • Francois Zabbal
  • Religion and reasoning in Mesopotamia.
  • The birth of civilization
  • The first writing
  • The intelligence of the world
  • The gods : a reasonable religion
  • Jean Bottero
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780226067162
Lccn
99023113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41049566
  • (OCoLC)ocm41049566
Label
Ancestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece, Jean Bottéro, Clarisse Herrenschmidt and Jean-Pierre Vernant ; with a foreword by François Zabbal ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
Link
https://archive.org/details/ancestorofwestwr00bott
Publication
Note
Translation of: L'Orient ancien et nous
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Writing between visible and invisible worlds in Iran, Israel, and Greece.
  • Elamite civilization and writing
  • Consonant alphabets, the Greek alphabet, and Old Persian cuneiform
  • Old Persian cuneiform : writing as cosmological ritual and text
  • Writing--and some thoughts on Hebrew and Greek
  • Clarisse Herrenschmidt
  • Writing and civil religion in Greece.
  • Myths and reasonings
  • The polis : shared power
  • Jean-Pierre Vernant
  • Foreword
  • Francois Zabbal
  • Religion and reasoning in Mesopotamia.
  • The birth of civilization
  • The first writing
  • The intelligence of the world
  • The gods : a reasonable religion
  • Jean Bottero
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780226067162
Lccn
99023113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41049566
  • (OCoLC)ocm41049566

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