Franklin

Before philosophy : 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.

Author/Creator:
Frankfort, Henri, 1897-1954.
Standardized Title:
The intellectual adventure of ancient man
Publication:
[Harmondsworth, Middlesex ; Baltimore, Maryland.] : Penguin Books, [1949].
Series:
Pelican books ; A198.
Pelican books ; A198
Format/Description:
Book
275, [13] pages ; 18 cm.
Subjects:
Religious thought -- To 600.
Civilization, Ancient.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Place of Publication:
England Middlesex.
United States Maryland Baltimore.
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 of the state. The function of the state. The good life. By Thorkild Jacobsen.
Conclusion: The emancipation of thought from myth, by H. and H. A. Frankfort.
Notes:
"An Oriental Institute essay."
Originally published under title: The intellectual adventure of ancient man by The University of Chicago Press, 1946.
Includes index.
Publisher's advertisements: [10] pages at end.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1959 reprint.
Potok Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries by Adena Potok.
Potok Collection copy has autograph of "Herman Potok Los Angeles Sept. 20, 1957".
Potok Collection copy is 1954 reprint.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Potok, Adena (donor) (Potok Collection copy)
Potok, Chaim (autograph) (Potok Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1949
Contributor:
Frankfort, Henri, 1897-1954.
Groenewegen-Frankfort, H. A. (Henriette Antonia), 1896-1982.
Wilson, John A. (John Albert), 1899-1976.
Jacobsen, Thorkild, 1904-1993.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
The Library of Chaim Potok (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
1904146
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