The Legacy of Mesopotamia

The Legacy of Mesopotamia

by Stephanie Dalley, David Pingree, A. T. Reyes
     
 


This collection explores the spread of culture through literacy from Mesopotamia into Egypt, Palestine and Greece after a system of writing was developed. By gathering evidence from a vast range of material and literary sources from 3000 BC onwards, threads of influence and continuity are traced into the Middle Ages. The effect of recent rediscovery on European… See more details below

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This collection explores the spread of culture through literacy from Mesopotamia into Egypt, Palestine and Greece after a system of writing was developed. By gathering evidence from a vast range of material and literary sources from 3000 BC onwards, threads of influence and continuity are traced into the Middle Ages. The effect of recent rediscovery on European art is also explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199291588
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/06/2006
Series:
Legacy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Abbreviations
Chronological Charts 1-3
Chart of Languages and Scripts
Introduction1
IOccasions and Opportunities
1To the Persian Conquest9
IIOccasions and Opportunities
2Persian, Greek, and Parthian Overlords35
IIIThe Influence of Mesopotamia upon Israel and the Bible57
IVMesopotamian Contact and Influence in the Greek World
1To the Persian Conquest85
VMesopotamian Contact and Influence in the Greek World
2Persia, Alexander, and Rome107
VILegacies in Astronomy and Celestial Omens125
VIIThe Legacy of Babylon and Nineveh in Aramaic Sources139
VIIIThe Sassanian Period and Early Islam, c. AD 224-651163
IXRediscovery and Aftermath183
General Index215

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