Aspekte des Menschseins im Alten Mesopotamien: Eine Studie zu Person und Identität im 2. und 1. Jt. v. Chr.

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BRILL, Feb 17, 2012 - History - 622 pages
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Being the first monographic study of this kind in the field of Assyriology, this book comprises an investigation of Ancient Mesopotamian concepts of the human person. Concentrating on Akkadian cuneiform texts from the 2nd and 1st millennium BC, the author examines the characteristics and attributes attached to human beings and the notions of the person as a composite being through a semantic analysis of Akkadian terms for the body, body parts and aspects of the self, which can be termed "souls." Through an examination of a wide range of textual sources and an interdisciplinary approach, this study shows that the Mesopotamian views of personhood share amazing similarities with those of the neighbouring ancient cultures, but often differ from our own.
 

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Contents

Kapitel 1 Einleitung
1
Kapitel 2 Das Wesen des Menschen
21
Kapitel 3 Die Zusammensetzung des Menschen
121
Qaqqadu und rešu
137
Kapitel 5 putu Stirn
203
Kapitel 6 qatu Hand
219
Kapitel 7 šepu Fuß
223
Kapitel 8 pagru zumru Körper Leib und širu Fleisch
231
Kapitel 10 napištu Kehle
271
Kapitel 11 etemmu Totengeist zaqiqu Traumseele und mesopotamische Seelenkonzepte
295
Kapitel 12 Temu Verstand Intellekt und der persönliche Gott als EgoPotenz
385
Kapitel 13 Baštu buštu bâšubaašu und die Konzepte Würde Ehre Scham Schande
405
Kapitel 14 Zusammenführung der Ergebnisse
511
Literaturverzeichnis
535
Indizes
597
Copyright

Kapitel 9 ramanu Selbst
257

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Ulrike Steinert, Ph.D. (2007) in Assyriology, Georg-August-University of G ttingen, is a Research Fellow at University College London. Her research focuses on the Akkadian language as well as the cultural history, anthropology and medicine of Ancient Mesopotamia from an intercultural perspective.

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