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The Resource Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk, edited by Christine Proust, John Steele, (electronic resource)

Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk, edited by Christine Proust, John Steele, (electronic resource)

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Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk
Title
Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk
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edited by Christine Proust, John Steele
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume explores how scholars wrote, preserved, circulated, and read knowledge in ancient Mesopotamia. It offers an exercise in micro-history that provides a case study for attempting to understand the relationship between scholars and scholarship during this time of great innovation. The papers in this collection focus on tablets written in the city of Uruk in southern Babylonia. These archives come from two different scholarly contexts. One is a private residence inhabited during successive phases by two families of priests who were experts in ritual and medicine. The other is the most important temple in Uruk during the late Achemenid and Hellenistic periods. The contributors undertake detailed studies of this material to explore the scholarly practices of individuals, the connection between different scholarly genres, and the exchange of knowledge between scholars in the city and scholars in other parts of Babylonia and the Greek world. In addition, this collection examines the archives in which the texts were found and the scribes who owned or wrote them. It also considers the interconnections between different genres of knowledge and the range of activities of individual scribes. In doing so, it answers questions of interest not only for the study of Babylonian scholarship but also for the study of ancient Mesopotamian textual culture more generally, and for the study of traditions of written knowledge in the ancient world.--
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non fiction
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  • Proust, Christine
  • Steele, John
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  • Springer eBooks
  • Springer eBooks.
  • Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter
Series volume
2
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  • Archaeology
  • History, Ancient
  • History
  • Middle East-History
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Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk, edited by Christine Proust, John Steele, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04176-2
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Introduction: Scholars, Scholarly Archives and the Practice of Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk (Christine Proust and John Steele) -- Chapter 2. Cultural Imports and Local Products in the Commentaries from Uruk. The case of the Gimil-Sîn Family (Uri Gabbay and Enrique Jiménez) -- Chapter 3. A Mathematical Collection Found in the “House of the āšipus”. The Art of Metrology in Achaemenid Uruk (Christine Proust) -- Chapter 4. Astronomical Activity in the ‘House of the āšipus’ in Uruk (John Steele) -- Chapter 5. Astrological Texts from Late Babylonian Uruk (Hermann Hunger) -- Chapter 6. Scholarly Mathematics in the Rēš Temple (Mathieu Ossendrijver) -- Chapter 7. ‘Star Anu, Lord of Heaven’: The Influence of the Celestial Sciences on Temple Rituals in Hellenistic Uruk and Babylon (Julia Krul) -- Chapter 8. Interactions Between Greek and Babylonian Thought in Seleucid Uruk (Paul-Alain Beaulieu) -- Chapter 9. Uruk and the Greco-Roman World (Alexander Jones)
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978-3-030-04176-2
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unknown
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1 online resource (X, 274 pages)
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030041762
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
24 illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1081315395
Label
Scholars and Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk, edited by Christine Proust, John Steele, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04176-2
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Introduction: Scholars, Scholarly Archives and the Practice of Scholarship in Late Babylonian Uruk (Christine Proust and John Steele) -- Chapter 2. Cultural Imports and Local Products in the Commentaries from Uruk. The case of the Gimil-Sîn Family (Uri Gabbay and Enrique Jiménez) -- Chapter 3. A Mathematical Collection Found in the “House of the āšipus”. The Art of Metrology in Achaemenid Uruk (Christine Proust) -- Chapter 4. Astronomical Activity in the ‘House of the āšipus’ in Uruk (John Steele) -- Chapter 5. Astrological Texts from Late Babylonian Uruk (Hermann Hunger) -- Chapter 6. Scholarly Mathematics in the Rēš Temple (Mathieu Ossendrijver) -- Chapter 7. ‘Star Anu, Lord of Heaven’: The Influence of the Celestial Sciences on Temple Rituals in Hellenistic Uruk and Babylon (Julia Krul) -- Chapter 8. Interactions Between Greek and Babylonian Thought in Seleucid Uruk (Paul-Alain Beaulieu) -- Chapter 9. Uruk and the Greco-Roman World (Alexander Jones)
Control code
978-3-030-04176-2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (X, 274 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030041762
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
24 illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1081315395

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