Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History

Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History

by Marc Van De Mieroop
     
 

Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History discusses how the abundant Mesopotamian cuneiform text sources can be used for the study of various aspects of history: political, social, economic and gender. Marc Van De Mieroop provides a student-friendly introduction to the subject and:
* criticises disciplinary methodologies which are often informed

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Overview

Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History discusses how the abundant Mesopotamian cuneiform text sources can be used for the study of various aspects of history: political, social, economic and gender. Marc Van De Mieroop provides a student-friendly introduction to the subject and:
* criticises disciplinary methodologies which are often informed by a desire to write a history of events
* scrutinises the intellectual background of historical writings
* examines how Mesopotamia's position as the 'other' in Classical and Biblical writings has influenced scholarship
* illustrates approaches with examples taken from the entirety of Mesopotamian history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415195324
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/08/1999
Series:
Approaching the Ancient World Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

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