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Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world. In this collection of essays, the French scholar Jean Bottero attempts to go back to the moment which marks the very beginning of history.
To give the reader some sense of how Mesopotamian civilization has been mediated and interpreted in its transmission through time, Bottero
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Published December 28th 2005 by Ediciones Catedra S.A. (first published April 10th 1987)
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Jan 02, 2014 Nadim Rustom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection of Essays. Not only does it give a historical overview of the birth of the Mesopotamian civilization, their invention of writing (and a history of how we came to decyphre it, much later), the development of their mythology and religion, but it also provides interpretations for the logical framework of these ancient humans, with which they interpreted everything happening around them and understood the structure of the world and the workings of their c ...more
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Jean Bottéro (30 August 1914 – 15 December 2007) was a French historian born in Vallauris. He was a major Assyriologist and a renowned expert on the Ancient Near East.
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