Ancestor of the West
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Ancestor of the West : Writing, Reasoning and Religion in Mesopotamia, Elam and Greece

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With "Ancestor of the West", three distinguished French historians reveal the story of the birth of writing and reason, demonstrating how the logical and religious structures of Near Eastern and Mesopotamian cultures served as precursors to those of the West.

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 12mm | 299.38g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Ill.
  • 0226067165
  • 9780226067162
  • 825,994

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"Full of matter for anyone interested in language, religion, and politics in the ancient world." R. T. Ridley, "Journal of Religion" With this book, three distinguished French historians tell the story of the birth of writing and reason, explaining how the logical and religious structures of Near Eastern and Mesopotamian cultures served as precursors to those of the West."

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About Jean Bottero

Jean Bottero is director emeritus of L'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. He is the author of many books, several of which have been translated and published by the University of Chicago Press, including "Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods.""

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