Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 the Near and Middle East, Astral Sciences in Mesopotamia (Handbuch der Orientalistik. Erste Abteilung, der Nahe Und Mi) by Hermann Hunger
English | Aug. 25, 1999 | ISBN: 9004101276 | 328 Pages | PDF | 15 MB
Astronomy and astrology, or the astral sciences, played an enormous, if not a key role in the political and religious life of the Ancient Near East, and, later, of the Greek and Roman world. This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the origins of the astral sciences in the Ancient Near East. Every type of Sumerian or Akkadian text dealing with descriptive or mathematical astronomy, including many individual tablets are thoroughly dealt with.