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Babylon : Wissenskultur in Orient und Okzident

Author: Eva Christiane Cancik-Kirschbaum; Margarete van Ess; Joachim Marzahn
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, ©2011.
Series: Topoi. Berlin studies of the ancient world, Bd. 1
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection of interdisciplinary papers, for the first time well-known scholars of Ancient Near Eastern Studies discuss Babylon from the point of view of the "culture of knowledge". The volume is the result of a conference that took place on the occasion of the exhibition Babylon - Truth and Myth in Berlin. For the contemporary cultures of the Ancient World, Babylon was the epitome of learned scholarship. Yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Babylon.
Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, ©2011
(DLC) 2010050456
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Christiane Cancik-Kirschbaum; Margarete van Ess; Joachim Marzahn
ISBN: 9783110222111 3110222116 9783110222128 3110222124 1283429152 9781283429153
OCLC Number: 1021272309
Notes: Papers given at a conference that took place on the occasion of the exhibition "Babylon : myth and truth" held in Berlin in 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 379 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Title: Topoi. Berlin studies of the ancient world, Bd. 1
Responsibility: herausgegeben von Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Margarete van Ess und Joachim Marzahn.

Abstract:

In this collection of interdisciplinary papers, for the first time well-known scholars of Ancient Near Eastern Studies discuss Babylon from the point of view of the "culture of knowledge". The volume is the result of a conference that took place on the occasion of the exhibition Babylon - Truth and Myth in Berlin. For the contemporary cultures of the Ancient World, Babylon was the epitome of learned scholarship. Yet in the processes of transformation of Late and post-Antiquity, to the same extent to which this culture of knowledge was forgotten after the collapse of the old oriental empires, Babylon became symbolic for the occult, for magic and esoteric knowledge. As the first joint pilot project by Topoi and the publisher De Gruyter for the simultaneous publication in print and open access, this volume will, on publication, also be available via http://www.reference-global.de">www.reference-global.de as an eBook "open access."

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