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Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History

1st Edition

By Marc Van De Mieroop


216 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General