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Cuneiform texts and the writing of history

Author: Marc Van de Mieroop
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Series: Approaching the ancient world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marc Van De Mieroop considers the political, social, and economic conditions that these texts illuminate as well as the way historians have used these sources to validate their readings of particular historical events. Filled with examples taken from the entirety of Mesopotamian history, Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History offers readers insight into how we have come to learn about this fascinating chapter of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Van de Mieroop, Marc.
Cuneiform texts and the writing of history.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
(DLC) 98049057
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Van de Mieroop
ISBN: 0203978374 9780203978375
OCLC Number: 252987417
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 196 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The first half of history. Administrative documents ; Private legal documents ; Letters ; Historiographic texts ; Literary texts ; Scholarly texts --
History from above. Assyrian royal inscriptions ; Sargon of Agade ; Mesopotamian history and narrative --
History from below. Prosopography ; Innaja, an old Assyrain merchant ; The effects of war --
Economic history. Theories of ancient economics ; Agriculture in Ur III Lagash --
Gender and Mesopotamian history --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Approaching the ancient world.
Responsibility: Marc Van de Mieroop.

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Marc Van De Mieroop considers the political, social, and economic conditions that these texts illuminate as well as the way historians have used these sources to validate their readings of particular historical events. Filled with examples taken from the entirety of Mesopotamian history, Cuneiform Texts and the Writing of History offers readers insight into how we have come to learn about this fascinating chapter of the human past.-publisher description.

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