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Author Robson, Eleanor, author.

Title Ancient knowledge networks : a social geography of cuneiform scholarship in first-millennium Assyria and Babylonia / Eleanor Robson.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Online resource ; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 15, 2019).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Bibliographical abbreviations; Museum and excavation sigla; Dating conventions; Editorial conventions; 1. Introduction; 2. From 'Ashurbanipal's Library' and the 'stream of tradition' to new approaches to cuneiform scholarship; 3. Trust in Nabu? Assyrian royal attitudes to court scholarship; 4. The writing-board was at my house: Scholarly and textual mobility in seventh-century Assyria; 5. Grasping the righteous sceptre: Nabu, scholarship and the kings of Babylonia
6. At the gate of Eanna: Babylonian scholarly spaces before and after the early fifth century7. Conclusions: Towards a social geography of cuneiform scholarship; Bibliography; Index
Summary Ancient Knowledge Networks is a book about how knowledge travels, in minds and bodies as well as in writings. It explores the forms knowledge takes and the meanings it accrues, and how these meanings are shaped by the peoples who use it.
Subject Learning and scholarship -- Assyria -- History.
Learning and scholarship -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History.
Assyria -- Intellectual life.
Babylonia -- Intellectual life.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Learning and scholarship. (OCoLC)fst00994857
Middle East -- Assyria. (OCoLC)fst01220876
Middle East -- Babylonia. (OCoLC)fst01219361
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Original 1787355969 9781787355965 (OCoLC)1104402730
ISBN 9781787355972 (electronic bk.)
1787355977 (electronic bk.)
9781787355941 (electronic bk.)
1787355942 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. UKMGB 019614359

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