Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods

Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods

Jean Bottéro

Our ancestors, the Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a brand new approach of the realm. during this number of essays, the French student Jean Bottero makes an attempt to return to the instant which marks the very starting of history.

To provide the reader a few feel of the way Mesopotamian civilization has been mediated and interpreted in its transmission via time, Bottero starts off with an account of Assyriology, the self-discipline dedicated to the traditional tradition. This transmission, compounded with numerous discoveries, don't have been attainable with no the miraculous decipherment of the cuneiform writing approach. Bottero additionally specializes in divination within the historical global, contending that convinced modes of worship in Mesopotamia, of their software of causality and facts, prefigure the "scientific mind."

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