Sargon, Cyrus and Mesopotamian Folk History

  title={Sargon, Cyrus and Mesopotamian Folk History},
  author={R. Drews},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={387 - 393}
  • R. Drews
  • Published 1974
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
THERE is something of a consensus among historians of historiography that the peoples of the ancient Near East, with the usual exception of Israel, had an "ahistorical" mentality. Such a generalization needs considerable refinement before it can be accepted. What holds for Egypt may not apply to the Hittites, and certain kinds of historical thought and historiographical activity may be attested while evidence for others is 
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