Year 2019, Volume , Issue 69, Pages 1 - 36 2019-06-01

IDEOLOGICAL READINGS THROUGH THE MEDICAL RECORDS: ILLNESSES IN THE NEO-BABYLONIAN CHRONICLES AND BABYLONIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY
TIBBİ BİLGİNİN İDEOLOJİK KULLANIMI ÜZERİNE OKUMALAR: YENİ BABİL KRONİKLERİNDE HASTALIKLAR VE BABİL TARİH YAZICILIĞI

Gökhan Kağnıcı [1]


In this study, we will focus on the illnesses and disabilities mentioned in the Neo-Babylonian Chronicles Series (ABC 1-7 and MC 16-17, 21-26) which were compiled in the second half of the first millennium BC. The information in these records will be evaluated with regards to medical history in the first millennium BC. Particular attention will be given to the details concerning illnesses with fatal consequences for Mesopotamian and Elamite kings who had ruled before the time that the texts were compiled. It is very important to think about why the medical problems in question are included in some of the chronicles since the chronicles speak of accounts of noteworthy political and military events in general. Including information about the medical disorders concerning kings, the chronicles contents can contribute to evaluations of the relationship between the political, religious and traditional aspects of Babylonian historiography. The modern assumption, that Neo-Babylonian and certain other chronicles are “models of historical probity” and impartial texts sharing a historical critique on the records of the kings’ illnesses, will be discussed. This study is related to the historical period between the middle of the third millenium and the end of the sixth century BC.  In addition, other chronicles such as the Weidner Chronicle and the Chronicle of Early Kings concerning this period will be referenced considerably as well. 

Cite this article as: Kağnıcı, Gökhan, “Tıbbi Bilginin İdeolojik Kullanımı Üzerine Okumalar: Yeni Babil Kroniklerinde Hastalıklar ve Babil Tarih Yazıcılığı”, Turk J Hist sayı 69 (2019), s.1-36.

Bu çalışmada M.Ö. I. binyılın ikinci yarısında derlenen Yeni Babil Kronikleri’ndeki (ABC 1-7 ve MC 16-17, 21-26) hastalıklar ve sakatlıklarla ilgili kayıtlar ele alınacaktır. Bu kayıtlardaki bilgilerin söz konusu binyılın tıp tarihi açısından tarihsel değeri değerlendirilmeye çalışılacaktır. Özellikle metinlerin derlendiği zamandan önce hüküm sürmüş Mezopotamya ve Elam krallarının kimi zaman ölümcül sonuçları olan hastalıklarıyla ilgili detaylara odaklanılacaktır. Kâtipler tarafından daha ziyade siyasi ve askeri olayların kayıt altına alındığı kroniklerde bu tıbbi konulara neden yer verilmiş olabileceği üzerinde düşünmek, kralların hastalıklarıyla ilgili kayıt geleneğinin tarih yazımının siyasal, dinsel ve geleneksel yönleriyle olan ilişkilerine dair bazı değerlendirmelerde bulunabilmek açısından önemlidir. Böylece kralların tıbbi rahatsızlıklarıyla ilgili kayıtların kroniklerin gerçekçi ve yansız bir bakış açısıyla derlenen metinler olduğu yönündeki modern kabulün sorgulanmasındaki rolü tartışılacaktır. Çalışma M.Ö. 3. binyılın ortalarından M.Ö. 6. yüzyılın sonlarına kadarki dönemi içerecektir. Dolayısıyla bu dönemlerle ilgili kayıtlar içeren Weidner ve Eski Krallar Kronikleri gibi diğer kroniklere de yeri geldiğince değinilecektir.  

Cite this article as: Kağnıcı, Gökhan, “Tıbbi Bilginin İdeolojik Kullanımı Üzerine Okumalar: Yeni Babil Kroniklerinde Hastalıklar ve Babil Tarih Yazıcılığı”, Turk J Hist sayı 69 (2019), s.1-36.

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Author: Gökhan Kağnıcı (Primary Author)
Institution: Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Uşak Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Tarih Bölümü, Uşak, Türkiye

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Publication Date : June 1, 2019

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APA Kağnıcı, G . (2019). IDEOLOGICAL READINGS THROUGH THE MEDICAL RECORDS: ILLNESSES IN THE NEO-BABYLONIAN CHRONICLES AND BABYLONIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY. Turkish Journal of History , (69) , 1-36 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/iutarih/issue/47789/603685
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Vancouver Kağnıcı G . IDEOLOGICAL READINGS THROUGH THE MEDICAL RECORDS: ILLNESSES IN THE NEO-BABYLONIAN CHRONICLES AND BABYLONIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY. Turkish Journal of History. 2019; (69): 36-1.