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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.

; Groenewegen-Frankfort, H. A. (Henriette Antonia), 1896-1982, author ; Wilson, John A. (John Albert), 1899-1976 ; Jacobsen, Thorkild, 1904-1993 ; Irwin, William Andrew, 1884-
Chicago, The University of Chicago Press [1946] .
ISBN 0226260089, 9780226260082

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Other Authors Groenewegen-Frankfort, H. A. 1896-1982,
Irwin, William Andrew, 1884-
Jacobsen, Thorkild, 1904-1993.
Wilson, John A. 1899-1976.
Subjects Alter Orient.
Egyptische godsdienst.
Filosofia (Historia)
Historia Geral.
Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622.
Middle East.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Politieke filosofie.
Religious thought -- To 600.
Religious thought.
Description vii, 401 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1946]
Notes "An Oriental institute essay."
"Contains lectures given as a public course in the Division of the humanities of the University of Chicago."--Preface.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 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.
Geographic Area Middle East
Network Numbers (OCoLC)191066
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Frankfort, Henri, 1897-1954.
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