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Jacobsen, Thorkild 1904-1993

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Works: 190 works in 567 publications in 7 languages and 9,628 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Festschriften  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Collector, Correspondent, Translator, Recipient
Classifications: BL96, 290
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Most widely held works about Thorkild Jacobsen
 
Most widely held works by Thorkild Jacobsen
The treasures of darkness : a history of Mesopotamian religion by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... No one can plausibly deny that the religious development of the peoples of Canaan (and indeed of all the ancient world around the eastern Mediterranean to the Indus river) were affected by the cultural and religious developments in Mesopotamia, the centre of the region, and a fertile region second to none known in the world, on a par with the Nile, around which another major civilization arose. This is a text of history of Mesopotamia in its own right. By the time history gets back this far, the lines become very blurred, rather like parallel lines intersecting on the horizon. Literature, religion, archaeology, sociology, psychology -- all of these disciplines become intertwined in Jacobsen's text as he looks at Sumerian society. The book is organized with an introduction, then according to time divisions of fourth, third, and second millennia, then concludes with an epilogue into the first millennium, during which the Bible as we know it (and most ancient history such as is commonly known occurred) came to be"--Amazon.com
The intellectual adventure of ancient man : an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near East by Henri Frankfort( Book )

25 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To people in ancient times the phenomenal world was teeming with life; the thunderclap, the sudden shadow, the unknown and eerie clearing in the wood, all were living things. This unabridged edition traces the fascinating history of thought from the pre-scientific, personal concept of a "humanized" world to the achievement of detached intellectual reasoning. The authors describe and analyze the spiritual life of three ancient civilizations: the Egyptians, whose thinking was profoundly influenced by the daily rebirth of the sun and the annual rebirth of the Nile; the Mesopotamians, who believed the stars, moon, and stones were all citizens of a cosmic state; and the Hebrews, who transcended prevailing mythopoeic thought with their cosmogony of the will of God. In the concluding chapter the Frankforts show that the Greeks, with their intellectual courage, were the first culture to discover a realm of speculative thought in which myth was overcome. -- from back cover
Toward the image of Tammuz and other essays on Mesopotamian history and culture by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume attempt to be representative of all aspects of Jacobsen's work, but they stress his studies in history and religion.--Foreword
The Harps that once-- : Sumerian poetry in translation by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumerian, the oldest language known, is represented by hundreds of thousands of clay tablets inscribed in the cuneiform writing system. Most of the tablets are devoted to mundane matters- ration lists, annual accounts, deeds, contracts- but a substantial number contain examples of perhaps the earliest poetry extant. In this volume, the eminent Assyriologist Thorkild Jacobsen presents translations of some of these ancient poems, including a number of compositions that have never before been published in translation. "What a wonderful bouquet; a gift to us all from a master Sumeriologist, a singer of human achievement, and a lover of words. Jacobsen needs no introduction and this work is special, and should be found in the home of all human and literate persons. It gives access to the mind of ancient Mesopotamia in a manner rarely duplicated heretofore ... Jacobsen has chosen widely from Sumer's rich literature- myth, epics, hymns, boasts, epithalamia, love songs, lamentations, fables- nad has presented us with perspective renderings". Jack M. Sasson, Religious Studies Review
The Sumerian king list by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

39 editions published between 1939 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before philosophy, the intellectual adventure of ancient man; an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near East by Henri Frankfort( Book )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2001 in English and Russian and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumerian proverbs; glimpses of everyday life in ancient Mesopotamia by Edmund I Gordon( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1968 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumerological studies in honor of Thorkild Jacobsen on his seventieth birthday, June 7, 1974( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sennacherib's aqueduct at Jerwan by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

16 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riches hidden in secret places : ancient Near Eastern studies in memory of Thorkild Jacobsen by I. Tzvi Abusch( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell Asmar and Khafaje; the first season's work in Eshnunna, 1930/31 by Henri Frankfort( Book )

16 editions published between 1932 and 1981 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salinity and irrigation agriculture in antiquity Diyala Basin archaeological projects : report on essential results, 1957-58 by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental Institute discoveries in Iraq, 1933/34; fourth preliminary report of the Iraq Expedition by Henri Frankfort( Book )

10 editions published between 1935 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-Sargonid temples in the Diyala region by Pinhas Delougaz( Book )

13 editions published between 1942 and 1972 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gimilsin temple and the palace of the rulers at Tell Asmar by Henri Frankfort( Book )

14 editions published between 1940 and 1979 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philological notes on Eshnunna and its inscriptions by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

8 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Babylonian public buildings in the Diyala region by H. D Hill( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khorsabad by Gordon Loud( Book )

in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Harab myth by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most ancient verse by Thorkild Jacobsen( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The treasures of darkness : a history of Mesopotamian religion
Alternative Names
Jacobsen, T. 1904-

Jacobsen, Thorkild 1904-

Jacobsen, Thorkild P.R. 1904-

Thorkild Jacobsen assiriologo danese

Thorkild Jacobsen dänischer Sumerologe und Vorderasiatischer Archäologe

Thorkild Jacobsen Danish assyreologist and archaeologist

Thorkild Jacobsen Deens assyrioloog (1904-1993)

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The intellectual adventure of ancient man : an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near EastToward the image of Tammuz and other essays on Mesopotamian history and cultureThe Harps that once-- : Sumerian poetry in translationRiches hidden in secret places : ancient Near Eastern studies in memory of Thorkild Jacobsen