Mystical and Mythological Explanatory Works of Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars
Alasdair Livingstone (Author)
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The cuneiform literature of ancient Mesopotamia is vast, ranging from economic texts, other sorts of record-keeping documents, and letters through texts that modern readers consider literary, including one category that is often considered esoteric. The latter works appear to be attempts on the part of the ancient scribe-scholars to explain parts of their own culture, to elucidate their own traditions. In the mid-1980s, Alasdair Livingstone studied these texts and then published the collection he had gathered. These texts demonstrate that the Assyrian and Babylonian scholars responsible for their creation had their own distinctive ideas about the function of myth and ritual. Livingstone's study was first published in 1986 by Oxford University Press but has been out of print for a number of years. Eisenbrauns is happy to make it available once again, in a quality hardback reprint.
- Contributor: Alasdair Livingstone
- Imprint: Eisenbrauns
- ISBN13: 9781575061337
- Number of Pages: 288
- Packaged Dimensions: 152x229x27mm
- Packaged Weight: 680
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Eisenbrauns
- Release Date: 2007-06-30
- Binding: Hardback
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