The Production and Dissemination of Scholarly Knowledge

Eleanor Robson

in The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199557301
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

The Production and Dissemination of Scholarly Knowledge

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This article analyzes cuneiform evidence concerning the production and dissemination of scholarly knowledge in ancient Mesopotamia. It investigates how new knowledge and creativity and mobility play out in the historical record and discusses knowledge dissemination through education. It explores how new compositions and genres came from, how and why they were replicated, and how and why did they eventually fall out of favour.

Keywords: scholarly knowledge; ancient Mesopotamia; creativity; historical record; education; compositions; genres

Article.  10021 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Historical Archaeology

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