Bodies of Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia

Bodies of Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Matthew Rutz
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2013-04-11
ISBN: 9004245685
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodies of Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia Book Excerpt:

In Bodies of Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia Matthew Rutz investigates how libraries and archives can be used to study ancient diviners, an approach illustrated using one family’s cuneiform tablet collection from Emar on the Syrian Euphrates (ca. 1375-1175 BCE).

The Comparable Body Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian Egyptian and Greco Roman Medicine

The Comparable Body   Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian  Egyptian  and Greco Roman Medicine
Author: John Z Wee
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN: 9004356770
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comparable Body Analogy and Metaphor in Ancient Mesopotamian Egyptian and Greco Roman Medicine Book Excerpt:

The Comparable Body explores how analogy and metaphor illuminate and shape conceptions about the human body and disease, through 11 case studies from ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman medicine.

Mesopotamian Commentaries on the Diagnostic Handbook Sa gig

Mesopotamian Commentaries on the Diagnostic Handbook Sa gig
Author: John Z Wee
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2019-12-16
ISBN: 9004417567
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesopotamian Commentaries on the Diagnostic Handbook Sa gig Book Excerpt:

Mesopotamian Commentaries on the Diagnostic Handbook Sa-gig includes a cuneiform edition, English translation, and notes on medical lexicography for thirty Sa-gig commentary tablets and fragments, and represents a companion volume to Knowledge and Rhetoric in Medical Commentary (Brill, 2019).

Before Nature

Before Nature
Author: Francesca Rochberg
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2020-08-07
ISBN: 022675958X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Nature Book Excerpt:

In the modern West, we take for granted that what we call the “natural world” confronts us all and always has—but Before Nature explores that almost unimaginable time when there was no such conception of “nature”—no word, reference, or sense for it. Before the concept of nature formed over the long history of European philosophy and science, our ancestors in ancient Assyria and Babylonia developed an inquiry into the world in a way that is kindred to our modern science. With Before Nature, Francesca Rochberg explores that Assyro-Babylonian knowledge tradition and shows how it relates to the entire history of science. From a modern, Western perspective, a world not conceived somehow within the framework of physical nature is difficult—if not impossible—to imagine. Yet, as Rochberg lays out, ancient investigations of regularity and irregularity, norms and anomalies clearly established an axis of knowledge between the knower and an intelligible, ordered world. Rochberg is the first scholar to make a case for how exactly we can understand cuneiform knowledge, observation, prediction, and explanation in relation to science—without recourse to later ideas of nature. Systematically examining the whole of Mesopotamian science with a distinctive historical and methodological approach, Before Nature will open up surprising new pathways for studying the history of science.

ECKM 2020 21st European Conference on Knowledge Management

ECKM 2020 21st European Conference on Knowledge Management
Author: Professor Alexeis Garcia-Perez
Publsiher: Academic Conferences International Limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-02
ISBN: 1912764822
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECKM 2020 21st European Conference on Knowledge Management Book Excerpt:

Registers and Modes of Communication in the Ancient Near East

Registers and Modes of Communication in the Ancient Near East
Author: Kyle H. Keimer,Gillan Davis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 1351797034
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Registers and Modes of Communication in the Ancient Near East Book Excerpt:

It is the quintessential nature of humans to communicate with each other. Good communications, bad communications, miscommunications, or no communications at all have driven everything from world events to the most mundane of interactions. At the broadest level, communication entails many registers and modes: verbal, iconographic, symbolic, oral, written, and performed. Relationships and identities – real and fictive – arise from communication, but how and why were they effected and how should they be understood? The chapters in this volume address some of the registers and modes of communication in the ancient Near East. Particular focuses are imperial and court communications between rulers and ruled, communications intended for a given community, and those between families and individuals. Topics cover a broad chronological period (3rd millennium BC to 1st millennium AD), and geographic range (Egypt to Israel and Mesopotamia) encapsulating the extraordinarily diverse plurality of human experience. This volume is deliberately interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, and its broad scope provides wide insights and a holistic understanding of communication applicable today. It is intended for both the scholar and readers with interests in ancient Near Eastern history and Biblical studies, communications (especially communications theory), and sociolinguistics.

The Politics of Ritual Change

The Politics of Ritual Change
Author: John Tracy Thames, Jr.
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN: 9004429115
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Ritual Change Book Excerpt:

In The Politics of Ritual Change, John Thames explores the intersection of ritual and politics in the zukru festival texts from Emar and suggests a new understanding of the Hittite Empire’s relationship to northern Syria in the 13th century BCE.

Dreaming

Dreaming
Author: Mannheim, Bruce,Jonathan Haas
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1987-11-12
ISBN: 9780521340045
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreaming Book Excerpt:

The authors, Jungian analysts, write for psychoanalysts and therapists who wish to integrate dream interpretation into their clinical practice. In this book, first published (hardcover) in 1987, ten contributing anthropologists and psychologists explore the ways in which dreams are remembered, recounted, shared (or not shared), interpreted, and used by peoples around the world. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy
Author: Henrik Lagerlund
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1423
Release: 2010-12-07
ISBN: 140209728X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy Book Excerpt:

This is the first reference ever devoted to medieval philosophy. It covers all areas of the field from 500-1500 including philosophers, philosophies, key terms and concepts. It also provides analyses of particular theories plus cultural and social contexts.

SEBITTI Mesopotamian Magick Demonology

SEBITTI  Mesopotamian Magick   Demonology
Author: Michael W Ford
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN: 1365236617
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SEBITTI Mesopotamian Magick Demonology Book Excerpt:

From the primal chaos of Tiamat, the Gods of Order Marduk, Ishtar and Adad; Underworld Gods including Nergal and Ereskigal to demons and spirits such as Pazuzu, Lilitu, Lamastu and the Seven Udug-Hul, Sebitti is a gateway into ancient Babylonian (the gate of the gods) powers. Sebitti guides the Kassapu (warlock or sorcerer) in the most effective methods of understanding and invoking Deific Masks of ancient Mesopotamia. From ancient Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Neo-Assyrian tablets and temple invocations, within is a modern approach to these primal powers inherent in nature and humanity. Luciferians embrace sorcery and primal forces, inherent within nature and the self in order to expand consciousness and personal power. The theory and practice of ancient sorcery is outlined for the modern practitioner and is presented to awaken the desires of our current time. Presented first is the modern Luciferian philosophical foundation, followed by a study of the ancient practice of Sorcery in Mesopotamia

Women s Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia

Women s Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Charles Halton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 110705205X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia Book Excerpt:

Women's Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia presents fresh and engaging translations of works that were composed or edited by female scribes and elite women of the ancient Near East. These texts provide insight into the social status, struggles, and achievements of women during the earliest periods of recorded human history (c.2300-540 BCE). In three introductory chapters and a concluding chapter, Charles Halton and Saana Svrd provide an overview of the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia and examine gender by analyzing these different kinds of texts. The translations cover a range of genres, including hymns, poems, prayers, letters, inscriptions, and oracles. Each text is accompanied by a short introduction that situates the composition within its ancient environment and explores what it reveals about the lives of women within the ancient world. This anthology will serve as an essential reference book for scholars and students of ancient history, gender studies, and world literature.

Science and Technology in World History 2 volumes

Science and Technology in World History  2 volumes
Author: William E. Burns
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 821
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN: 1440871175
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technology in World History 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This encyclopedia offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying science and technology within the context of world history. With balanced coverage, a logical organization, and in-depth entries, readers of all inclinations will find useful and interesting information in its contents. Science and Technology in World History takes a truly global approach to the subjects of science and technology and spans the entirety of recorded human history. Topical articles and entries on the subjects are arranged under thematic categories, which are divided further into chronological periods. This format, along with the encyclopedia's integrative approach, offers an array of perspectives that collectively contribute to the understanding of numerous fields across the world, and over eras of development. Entries cover discussions of scientific and technological innovations and theories, historical vignettes, and important texts and individuals throughout the world. From the discovery of fire and the innovation of agricultural methods in China to the establishment of surgical practices in France and the invention of Quantum Theory, this encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of fascinating topics in science and technology through a straightforward, historical lens. Provides readers with a multicultural view of the evolution of science and technology from prehistory to the present Covers both scientific theory and practical technology Encourages readers to think about science and technology in historical terms Places current conditions within a broad historical framework

Wrestling with Nature

Wrestling with Nature
Author: Peter Harrison,Ronald L. Numbers,Michael H. Shank
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN: 0226318036
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wrestling with Nature Book Excerpt:

When and where did science begin? Historians have offered different answers to these questions, some pointing to Babylonian observational astronomy, some to the speculations of natural philosophers of ancient Greece. Others have opted for early modern Europe, which saw the triumph of Copernicanism and the birth of experimental science, while yet another view is that the appearance of science was postponed until the nineteenth century. Rather than posit a modern definition of science and search for evidence of it in the past, the contributors to Wrestling with Nature examine how students of nature themselves, in various cultures and periods of history, have understood and represented their work. The aim of each chapter is to explain the content, goals, methods, practices, and institutions associated with the investigation of nature and to articulate the strengths, limitations, and boundaries of these efforts from the perspective of the researchers themselves. With contributions from experts representing different historical periods and different disciplinary specializations, this volume offers a fresh perspective on the history of science and on what it meant, in other times and places, to wrestle with nature.

Health and Wellness in Antiquity Through the Middle Ages

Health and Wellness in Antiquity Through the Middle Ages
Author: William Henry York
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0313378657
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Wellness in Antiquity Through the Middle Ages Book Excerpt:

Early medical practices are not just a historical curiosity, but real stories about people and health that may teach us much about the 21st century. This intriguing volume offers a comparative examination of early medicine and health care in regions as varied as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China, the Islamic world, and medieval Europe. * Excerpts from significant original texts to illustrate the concepts discussed * Illustrations drawn from many different ancient and medieval cultures portraying health care providers and the treatment of patients * Photographs depicting medical instruments and medicinal herbs * A bibliography that puts special emphasis on identifying English-language translations of original documents for those who would like to read the primary materials themselves

The Body as a Mirror of the Soul

The Body as a Mirror of the Soul
Author: Lisa Devriese
Publsiher: Leuven University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 9462702926
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Body as a Mirror of the Soul Book Excerpt:

Physiognomy, the history of racial classifications, and the interplay between natural philosophy, medicine, and ethics The idea of the body as a mirror of the soul has fascinated mankind throughout history. Being able to see through an individual, and drawing conclusions on their character solely based on a selection of external features, is the subject of physiognomy, and has a long tradition running well into recent times. However, the pre-modern, especially medieval background of this discipline has remained underexplored. The selected case studies in this volume each contribute to a better understanding of the history of physiognomy from antiquity to the Renaissance, and offer discussions on unedited treatises and on the application, development, and reception of this field of knowledge, as well as on visual sources inspired by physiognomic theory. Contributors: Enikő Békés (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Joël Biard (University of Tours), Lisa Devriese (KU Leuven), Maria Fernanda Ferrini (University of Macerata), Christophe Grellard (École Pratique des Hautes Études), Luís Campos Ribeiro (University of Lisbon), Maria Michela Sassi (University of Pisa), Oleg Voskoboynikov (Higher School of Economics Moscow), Steven J. Williams (New Mexico Highlands University), Joseph Ziegler (University of Haifa), Gabriella Zuccolin (University of Pavia)

The Loss of Male Sexual Desire in Ancient Mesopotamia

The Loss of Male Sexual Desire in Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Gioele Zisa
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN: 3110757265
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Loss of Male Sexual Desire in Ancient Mesopotamia Book Excerpt:

After more than fifty years since the last publication, the cuneiform texts relating to the treatment of the loss of male sexual desire and vigor in Mesopotamia are collected in this volume. The aim of the book is to present Mesopotamian medical tradition regarding the so-called nīš libbi therapies. šà-zi-ga in Sumerian, nīš libbi in Akkadian, lit. "raising of the 'heart'", is the expression used to indicate a group of texts intended to recover the male sexual desire. This medical tradition is preserved from the Middle Babylonian period to the Achaemenid one. This broad range testifies to the importance of the transmission of this material throughout Mesopotamian history. The book provides the edition of this textual corpus and analyzes it in the light of new knowledge on ancient Near Eastern medicine. Moreover, this volume aims to show how theories and methodologies of Cultural Anthropology, Ethnopsychiatry and Gender Studies are useful for understanding the Mesopotamian medical system. This edition is an important tool for understanding Mesopotamian medical knowledge for Assyriologist, however since the texts have been translated and discussed using the anthropological and gender perspectives they are accessible also to scholars of other research fields, such as History of Medicine, Sexuality and Gender.

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Ancient Near East
Author: Daniel C. Snell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-02-19
ISBN: 1119362466
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Ancient Near East Book Excerpt:

The new edition of the popular survey of Near Eastern civilization from the Bronze Age to the era of Alexander the Great A Companion to the Ancient Near East explores the history of the region from 4400 BCE to the Macedonian conquest of the Persian Empire in 330 BCE. Original and revised essays from a team of distinguished scholars from across disciplines address subjects including the politics, economics, architecture, and heritage of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Part of the Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series, this acclaimed single-volume reference combines lively writing with engaging and relatable topics to immerse readers in this fascinating period of Near East history. The new second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include new developments in relevant fields, particularly archaeology, and expand on themes of interest to contemporary students. Clear, accessible chapters offer fresh discussions on the history of the family and gender roles, the literature, languages, and religions of the region, pastoralism, medicine and philosophy, and borders, states, and warfare. New essays highlight recent discoveries in cuneiform texts, investigate how modern Egyptians came to understand their ancient history, and examine the place of archaeology among the historical disciplines. This volume: Provides substantial new and revised content covering topics such as social conflict, kingship, cosmology, work, trade, and law Covers the civilizations of the Sumerians, Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Israelites, and Persians, emphasizing social and cultural history Examines the legacy of the Ancient Near East in the medieval and modern worlds Offers a uniquely broad geographical, chronological, and topical range Includes a comprehensive bibliographical guide to Ancient Near East studies as well as new and updated references and reading suggestions Suitable for use as both a primary reference or as a supplement to a chronologically arranged textbook, A Companion to the Ancient Near East, 2nd Edition is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, instructors in the field, and scholars from other disciplines.

Healing Magic and Evil Demons

Healing Magic and Evil Demons
Author: Markham J. Geller
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 735
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1614513090
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Magic and Evil Demons Book Excerpt:

This book brings together ancient manuscripts of the large compendium of Mesopotamian exorcistic incantations known as Udug.hul (Utukku Lemnutu), directed against evil demons, ghosts, gods, and other demonic malefactors within the Mesopotamian view of the world.It allows for a more accurate appraisal of variants arising from a text tradition spread over more than two millennia and from many ancient libraries.

Finding Inheriting or Borrowing

Finding  Inheriting or Borrowing
Author: Jochen Althoff,Dominik Berrens,Tanja Pommerening
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN: 3839442362
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Inheriting or Borrowing Book Excerpt:

Since the dawn of humanity, people have developed concepts about themselves and the natural world in which they live. This volume aims at investigating the construction and transfer of such concepts between and within various ancient and medieval cultures. The single contributions try to answer questions concerning the sources of knowledge, the strategies of transfer and legitimation as well as the conceptual changes over time and space. After a comprehensive introduction, the volume is divided into three parts: The contributions of the first section treat various theoretical and methodological aspects. Two additional thematic sections deal with a special field of knowledge, i.e. concepts of the moon and of the end of the world in fire.

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Author: Alan Barnard,Jonathan Spencer
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 658
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780415099967
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Providing a guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline, this volume discusses human social and cultural life in all its diversity and difference. Theory, ethnography and history are combined in over 230 entries on topics