LS R44 Lecture 8-28-08

LS R44 Lecture 8-28-08 - canon Cuneiform texts of ancient...

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August 28, 2008 Western Civilization broken up into three geographic areas: Roman Imperial World Greek World Near East Western canon is the collection of texts viewed as most influential in shaping Western identity. During Middle Ages, West lost the classics. “Intellectual barbarism.” Recovered from Arabs. The Hebrew bible, classical Greek philosophical texts, and Roman law are major sources of
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Unformatted text preview: canon. Cuneiform texts of ancient cultures had been lost, were tough to find. Henry Rawlinson, British man from East India Company, discovers cuneiform writing in Zagros mountains in 1835. This is Bisitun (or Behistun), like the Rosetta Stone. Cuneiform is script, not language. Wedge-shaped writing. Most of these sources are literally buried underground....
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2008 for the course R 44 taught by Professor Oliensis during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.

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