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The heavenly writing : divination, horoscopy, and astronomy in Mesopotamian culture

Author: Francesca Rochberg
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, first published in 2004, examines the various ways the heavens were studied and understood in ancient Mesopotamia.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Rochberg
ISBN: 9780521716611 0521716616
OCLC Number: 173238927
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. The historiography of Mesopotamian science; 2. Celestial divination in context; 3. Mesopotamian genethlialogy: the Babylonian horoscopes; 4. Sources for horoscopes in Babylonian astronomical texts; 5. Sources for horoscopes in the early astrological tradition; 6. The scribes and scholars of Mesopotamian celestial science; 7. The classification of Mesopotamian celestial inquiry as science.
Responsibility: Francesca Rochberg.

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