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The legacy of Mesopotamia

Author: Stephanie Dalley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stephanie Dalley explores the spread of culture through literacy from Mesopotamia into Egypt, Palestine and Greece after a system of writing was developed. By gathering evidence from a vast range of material and literary sources from 3000 BC onwards, threads of influence and continuity are traced into the Middle Ages. The effect of recent rediscovery on European art is also explored.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Dalley
ISBN: 0198149468 9780198149460
OCLC Number: 36640774
Description: xii, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction / Stephanie Dalley --
I. Occasions and Opportunities --
1. To the Persian Conquest / Stephanie Dalley --
II. Occasions and Opportunities --
2. Persian, Greek, and Parthian Overlords / Stephanie Dalley --
III. The Influence of Mesopotamia upon Israel and the Bible / Stephanie Dalley --
IV. Mesopotamian Contact and Influence in the Greek World --
1. To the Persian Conquest / Stephanie Dalley and A.T. Reyes --
V. Mesopotamian Contact and Influence in the Greek World --
2. Persia, Alexander, and Rome / Stephanie Dalley and A.T. Reyes --
VI. Legacies in Astronomy and Celestial Omens / David Pingree --
VII. The Legacy of Babylon and Nineveh in Aramaic Sources / Alison Salvesen --
VIII. The Sassanian Period and Early Islam, c. AD 224-651 / Stephanie Dalley --
IX. Rediscovery and Aftermath / Henrietta McCall.
Responsibility: by Stephanie Dalley [and others] ; with drawings by Stephanie Dalley and Marion Cox ; edited by Stephanie Dalley.
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