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Bottéro, Jean

Works: 271 works in 1,322 publications in 15 languages and 10,525 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Folklore  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Translator, Other, Interviewee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Illuminator, Contributor, Lyricist, Director, Host, Recipient, Narrator, Correspondent
Classifications: DS69.5, 935
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Most widely held works about Jean Bottéro
Most widely held works by Jean Bottéro
Mesopotamia : writing, reasoning, and the gods by Jean Bottéro( Book )

61 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... The Mesopotamians, invented writing and with it a new way of looking at the world. In this collection of essays, the French scholar Jean Bottero attempts to go back to the moment which marks the very beginning of history.-publisher description
The Near East : the early civilizations by Jean Bottéro( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines in depth the emergence of civilization in ancient Babylonia and Egypt from about 10,000 B.C. to 1,500 B.C
Religion in ancient Mesopotamia by Jean Bottéro( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the world's foremost experts on Assyriology, Jean Bottero has studied the religion of ancient Mesopotamia throughout a distinguished career that spans more than half a century. Building on these many years of research, Bottero here presents the definitive account of one of the world's oldest known religions." "Bottero begins with brief but thorough introductions to the history of religion, Mesopotamian history, and the available source materials. He then draws on documentary and artistic evidence of hymns, prayers, magical incantations, and rituals, as well as personal letters, to show how ancient Mesopotamian religion was practiced both in the public and private spheres, and how it developed over the three millennia of its active existence. Finally, he traces the many influences that Mesopotamian religion had on Western civilization, including the Hebrew Bible, showing how much like us the Mesopotamians were in intellect, emotion, and deeds."--Jacket
Ancestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece by Jean Bottéro( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in French and English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this introduction to the ancient world, three leading French historians explore the emergence of rationality and writing: how it developed and how it is remarkably similar to our own tradition. We learn that the supposed twin pillars of Western civilization, Greece and the Bible, were hardly freestanding: they elaborated logical and religious structures that had developed much earlier in Mesopotamia. At the same time Ancestor of the West reminds us that these cultures were precursors of our own precisely because they possessed an intelligence that we still recognize. The ancients, even in their earliest writings, thought like us."--Jacket
The birth of God : the Bible and the historian by Jean Bottéro( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Birth of God addresses questions that "educated people" usually avoid when the topic of the Bible comes up: What is the Bible if we consider it a historical document? Bottero is fully aware of the special place the Bible has in the circles of many faithful Jews and Christians, but he focuses on the need for an understanding of Israel as a major root of our entire Western tradition. With grace and insight, he brings out the extraordinary originality of Israel's questions and ideas, many of which have shaped our thinking ever since. In Bottero's bands, Moses, Job, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and other familiar figures take on real life and present to us thoughts we might never have associated with the Bible. He also treats such topics as the origins of the world according to the Bible and original sin. In one chapter, Bottero offers a new translation of Ecclesiastes, which casts this biblical book in an entirely new light."--Jacket
Everyday life in ancient Mesopotamia by Jean Bottéro( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia, based on articles originally published in L'Histoire by Jean Bottéro, André Finet, Bertrand Lafont, and Georges Roux, presents new discoveries about this amazing Mesopotamian culture made during the past ten years. Features of everyday Meopotamian life highlight the new sections of this book. Both gourmet cuisine and popular cookery used fish, meats, fruits, vegetables, and grains, available fresh or preserved (through methods still used today), and served with beer and wine. While feelings toward love and sex are rarely found in personal writings or correspondence, myths, prayers, and accounts of an acceptance of a wide range of behaviors (despite monogamy, prostitution flourished) argue that both were considered natural and necessary for a happy existence. Under law woman existed as a man's property, yet stories show that wives frequently used beauty and wits to keep husbands in hand, and a wife's financial holdings remained her property, reverting to her family at her death. Women were allowed to participate in activities that could increase this wealth and some, pledged to the gods and shut away in group homes, were nonetheless able to participate in lucrative business ventures. Also included are accounts of the exceptional life of the queen and the women of Mari, the story of the great Queen Semiramis, and chapters on magic, medicine, and astrology. The concluding section offers a fascinating in-depth comparison of ancient Sumerian myths and stories similar to those found in the Hebrew bible. The new information found in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia makes a significant contribution, one that deepens our knowledge and understanding of this great, ancient civilization
The oldest cuisine in the world : cooking in Mesopotamia by Jean Bottéro( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this intriguing blend of the commonplace and the ancient, Jean Bottero presents the first extensive look at the delectable secrets of Mesopotamia. Bottero's broad perspective takes us inside the religious rites, everyday rituals, attitudes and taboos, and even the detailed preparation techniques involving food and drink in Mesopotamian high culture during the second and third millenniums BCE, as the Mesopotamians recorded them." "Offering everything from translated recipes for pigeon and gazelle stews, the contents of medicinal teas and broths, and the origins of ingredients native to the region, this book reveals the cuisine of one of history's most fascinating societies. As Bottero concludes, although the ingredients may have differed, food was prepared in a manner astoundingly similar to how we do it today. Such links to the modern world, along with incredible recreations of a rich, ancient culture through its cuisine, make Bottero's guide an entertaining and mesmerizing read."--Jacket
Die Altorientalischen Reiche by Hermann Bengtson( Book )

230 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los imperios del Antiguo Oriente/E.Cassin.-v.1
La religion babylonienne by Jean Bottéro( Book )

18 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorsque les dieux faisaient l'homme mythologie mésopotamienne by Jean Bottéro( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in French and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le problème des Ḫabiru à la 4e Rencontre assyriologique internationale by Jean Bottéro( Book )

21 editions published between 1954 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il était une fois la Mésopotamie by Jean Bottéro( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis 1802 à nos jours, les résultats de fouilles archéologiques en Irak qui ont amené la découverte de cette riche civilisation en exhumant des villes comme Ninive, Babylone, Assur
Mythes et rites de Babylone by Jean Bottéro( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babylone : à l'aube de notre culture by Jean Bottéro( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire, la civilisation, le gouvernement, le peuple, la façon de vivre, la religion. Nombreuses illustrations
Textes culinaires mésopotamiens = Mesopotamian culinary texts by Jean Bottéro( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initiation à l'Orient ancien : de Sumer à la Bible by Jean Bottéro( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire commence à Sumer by Samuel Noah Kramer( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S'appuyant sur le travail de linguistes et la traduction d'inscriptions cunéiformes gravées sur des briques, présentation de la civilisation sumérienne, née en Mésopotamie
Textes économiques et administratifs by Jean Bottéro( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in 4 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'épopée de Gilgames : le grand homme qui ne voulait pas mourir( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in French and Italian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Répertoire analytique des tomes I à V by Jean Bottéro( Book )

21 editions published between 1954 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mesopotamia : writing, reasoning, and the gods
Alternative Names
Bottéro, J.

Bottéro, Jean

Bottero, Jean 1914-

Jean Bottéro Frans historicus (1914-2007)

Jean Bottéro fransk historikar

Jean Bottéro fransk historiker

Jean Bottéro französischer Altorientalist

Jean Bottéro French historian

Jean Bottéro storico e orientalista francese

بوترو، جين

بوتيرو، جان

بوطيرو، ج.، 1914-2007

جان بوتيرو، 1914-2007


ボッテロ, ジャン

ボテロ, ジャン

Religion in ancient MesopotamiaAncestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and GreeceThe birth of God : the Bible and the historianEveryday life in ancient MesopotamiaThe oldest cuisine in the world : cooking in MesopotamiaDie Altorientalischen Reiche