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The intellectual adventure of ancient man; an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near East / by H. and H. A. Frankfort, John A. Wilson, Thorkild Jacobsen [and] William A. Irwin.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM BL96 .F8 (Text) 0000100014836 General book Available -

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  • Physical Description: vii, 401 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago press, [1946]

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"An Oriental institute essay."
"Contains lectures given as a public course in the Division of the humanities of the University of Chicago."--Pref.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographies.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Myth and reality, by H. and H. A. Frankfort.--Egypt: The nature of the universe. The function of the state. The values of life. By J. A. Wilson.--Mesopotamia: The cosmos as a state. The function of the state. The good life. By Thorkild Jacobsen.--The Hebrews: God. Man. Man in the world. Nation, society, and politics. By W. A. Irwin. Conclusion: The emancipation of thought from myth, by H. and H. A. Frankfort.
Subject: Religious thought > To 600.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Middle East > Civilization.

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