Toward the Image of Tammuz and Other Essays on Mesopotamian History and Culture Thorkild Jacobsen

ISBN: 9781556359521

Published: May 1st 2008

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507 pages


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Toward the Image of Tammuz and Other Essays on Mesopotamian History and Culture  by  Thorkild Jacobsen

Toward the Image of Tammuz and Other Essays on Mesopotamian History and Culture by Thorkild Jacobsen
May 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 507 pages | ISBN: 9781556359521 | 10.25 Mb

In this volume, William L. Moran has collected seventeen of Jacobsens widely scattered essays. Dealing with religion, history, culture, government, economics, and grammar, these pieces are representative of all aspects of Jacobsens work, but stressMoreIn this volume, William L.

Moran has collected seventeen of Jacobsens widely scattered essays. Dealing with religion, history, culture, government, economics, and grammar, these pieces are representative of all aspects of Jacobsens work, but stress his studies in history and religion, the fields in which he made his most important contributions to our knowledge of Mesopotamian culture and the origins of Western civilization. Moran has also included a bibliography of and a lexical index to Jacobsens writings.Thorkild Jacobsen was a renowned historian specializing in Assyriology and Sumerian literature.

Jacobsen received an MA from the University of Copenhagen and then came to the United States to study at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD. He became a Field Assyriologist for the Iraq Expedition of the Oriental Institute (1929-1937) and in 1946 became Director of the Oriental Institute. In 1962, Jacobsen became a professor of Assyriology at Harvard University, where he remained until his retirement in 1974. He died in 1993.



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