Origin from Babylonia and Elam of the Early Chinese Civilisation (from The Babylonian and Oriental Record). Terrien de Lacouperie.

Origin from Babylonia and Elam of the Early Chinese Civilisation (from The Babylonian and Oriental Record)

London: The Babylonian and Oriental Record, 1889?-1894. First Edition. Octavo; 258pp. A Very Good copy (assembled from Lacouperie's serial publication in The Babylonian and Oriental Record over a period of 5 years or so and hand-numbered; occasional marginal penciling) in later rose cloth; spine lettered in gold. Item #20476

It was Lacouperie's theory that the origins of Chinese civilization lay in Mesopotamia; it impressed the public but was criticised or dismissed by sinologists then and in following years. Lacouperie was a French orientalist, specialising in comparative philology. He published a number of books on early Asian and Middle-Eastern languages, initially in French and then in English. Lacouperie is best known for his studies of the Yi Ching and his argument, known as Sino-Babylonianism, that the important elements of ancient civilization in ancient China came from Mesopotamia and that there were resemblances between Chinese characters and Akkadian hieroglyphics. (wiki).

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