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The adventure of the human intellect : self, society, and the divine in ancient world cultures

Author: Kurt A Raaflaub
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2016.
Series: Ancient world--comparative histories.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Adventure of the Human Intellect presents the latest scholarship on the beginnings of intellectual history on a broad scope, encompassing ten eminent ancient or early civilizations from both the Old and New Worlds.-Borrows themes from The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man (1946), updating an old topic with a new approach and up-to-date theoretical underpinning, evidence, and scholarship -Provides a broad  Read more...
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Adventure of the human intellect
(DLC) 2015048916
(OCoLC)933273732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt A Raaflaub
ISBN: 9781119162629 1119162629 9781119162612 1119162610
OCLC Number: 948494608
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction / Francesca Rochberg, Kurt A Raaflaub --
A Critique of the Cognitive-historical Thesis of / Francesca Rochberg --
The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man / Peter Machinist --
The World of Ancient Egyptian Thought / James P Allen --
On Speculative Thought in Ancient Mesopotamia / Benjamin R Foster --
Self, Substance, and Social Metaphysics / Ryan Byrne --
Ancient Greece / Kurt A Raaflaub --
The Thought-World of Ancient Rome / Robert A Kaster, David Konstan --
Self, Cosmos, and Agency in Early China / Lisa Raphals --
Vedic India / Stephanie W Jamison --
"Chronosophy" in Classic Maya Thought / Stephen Houston --
The Word, Sacrifice, and Divination / Guilhem Olivier --
Night Thoughts and Spiritual Adventures / Peter Nabokov.
Series Title: Ancient world--comparative histories.
Responsibility: edited by Kurt A. Raaflaub.

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