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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 religious structures of Near Eastern and Mesopotamian cultures served as precursors to those of the West. Full of matter for anyone interested in language, religion, and politics in the ancient world.--R. T. Ridley, Journal of Religious History In this accessible introduction to the ancient world, three leading French scholars explore the emergence of rationality and ...

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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

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