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date: 20 June 2019

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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

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