Judged by the principles of modern historiography, this discipline did not exist in the Ancient Orient. Nevertheless, the past has been treated in the literature in various ways, which indicates that history was an essential source of political and religious identity in the Ancient Orient.
Records with a historical orientation do not emerge until the middle of the 3rd millenniu…
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Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin),
Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel),
Meister, Klaus (Berlin),
Hose, Martin (Munich),
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Eigler, Ulrich (Zürich),
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