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The Heavenly Writing: Divination, Horoscopy, and Astronomy in Mesopotamian Culture

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book examines the various ways the heavens were studied and understood in ancient Mesopotamia.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. The historiography of Mesopotamian science; 2. Celestial divination in context; 3. Mesopotamian genethlialogy: the Babylonian horoscopes; 4. Sources for horoscopes in Babylonian astronomical texts; 5. Sources for horoscopes in the early astrological tradition; 6. The scribes and scholars of Mesopotamian celestial science; 7. The classification of Mesopotamian celestial inquiry as science.

Portrait

Francesca Rochberg is Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the author of Babylonian Horoscopes (1998) and Aspects of Babylonian Celestial Divination: The Lunar Eclipse Tablets of Enuma Anu Enlil (1988).

Pressestimmen

'It is a long time since I've enjoyed a book this much, found so much in it to agree with, and so much to provoke further thought and research ... The Heavenly Writing is a book that lives up to its name.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review 'This is a fascinating read with much to offer and challenge, an erudite and skilful exploration and justification of Assyrian and Babylonian expertise and influence in this area. ... I enjoyed this immensely ... It is a truly exciting book, with true passion and secure appreciation and knowledge of this intriguing subject.' The London Association of Classical Teachers Newsletter
EAN: 9780521830102
ISBN: 0521830109
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2013
Seitenanzahl: 360 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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