The Ur-Board Book

The Ur-Board Book

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I had conceived of the job in its beginning as interpreting a message from the preliterate, prehistoric past, a message communicated by pictorial designs because as yet there was no writing. Therefore, to begin with, I anticipated hearing from the archetypal mind of a primitive shaman, from the depths of savage instinct, from the wisdom of simple feeling. But that was not what I found in the Sumerian game board. The Ur-board conversed meaningfully about civilization, philosophy, history, and various other modern concerns.
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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.62mm | 244.94g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 055761547X
  • 9780557615476