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Before philosophy, [electronic resource] the intellectual adventure of ancient man; an essay on speculative thought in the ancient Near East, by H. and H.A. Frankfort ... [et al.].

By: Frankfort, Henri, 1897-1954.
Contributor(s): Groenewegen-Frankfort, H. A. (Henriette Antonia), 1896-1982 [joint author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pelican books, A198.Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books [1951]Description: 275 p. 18 cm.Uniform titles: Intellectual adventure of ancient man Subject(s): Religious thought -- To 600 | Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622 | Philosophy, Ancient | Philosophie égyptienne | Philosophie babylonienne | Mythe | Philosophie ancienneAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Before philosophy.DDC classification: 290 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
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 T. Jacobsen. Conclusion: The emancipation of thought from myth, by H. and H.A. Frankfort.
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"An Oriental Institute essay."

Originally published under title: The intellectual adventure of ancient man.

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 T. Jacobsen. Conclusion: The emancipation of thought from myth, by H. and H.A. Frankfort.

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