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Jean-Marie Durand

Jean-Marie Durand was Professor for Biblical Science and Assyriology Collège de France in Paris until 2011.

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Michaël Guichard

Michaël Guichard is director of studies at l’Ecole Pratique des Haute Etudes" and chair of the department "History and Philology of Mesopotamia".

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Thomas Römer

Dr. theol. Thomas Römer is Professeur for Hebrew Bible at the Department of Theology and for Religious Studies at the University of Lausanne.

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Jean-Marie Durand, Michaël Guichard, Thomas Römer (Ed.)

Tabou et transgressions

Actes du colloque organisé par le Collège de France, Paris, les 11-12 avril 2012

1. Edition 2015
321 pages
ISBN 978-3-525-54398-6
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis. - Band 274

100,00 €

This colloquium brought together biblical scholars, Assyriologists and scholars of Antiquity to discuss the question of taboo and its transgressions, from the perspective of their disciplines and through their particular corpus of texts: Bible, literary or archeological evidences from Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt and the Mamelouk period… On the one side, the contributions highlight the absence of a term that would be the equivalent of the word “taboo”, originally borrowed from the Polynesian languages by last century’s anthropologists. It appears however that several characteristics connected to this concept are recurring in the societies under scrutiny.

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