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Edited by Annette Merz and Teun L. Tieleman, Utrecht University
In The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in Context Merz and Tieleman present an interdisciplinary collection of studies examining an intriguing yet neglected Syriac letter and its historical context.
This book examines a collection of twenty-two literary letters and related compositions, the Sumerian Epistolary Miscellany, studied as part of the Old Babylonian Sumerian scribal curriculum, in an attempt to better understand the nature of the curriculum as a whole.
Edited by Piotr Michalowski and Niek Veldhuis
This volume contains eleven articles, demonstrating the broad variety of scholarly approaches to the study of Sumerian literature. It is dedicated to H.L.J. Vanstiphout at the occasion of his retirement from the University of Groningen, July 14th 2006.
William W. Hallo. Introduction by Peter Machinist and Piotr Michalowski.
To propogate the invention of writing, the Sumerians established scribal schools which preserved and transmitted the accumulated wisdom of the past, usually in poetic form. The literature thus created has been studied by the author for half a century. His conclusions, often also important for ...
Joan Goodnick Westenholz and Aage Westenholz
The cuneiform inscriptions in this volume illuminate the political, juridical, economical, and religious conditions in Babylonia around 1800 B.C.E. In particular, the large document on the daily cult in Larsa (no. 1) is unique.
This is the first ever modern treatment of literary theory in Babylonian literature. The volume deals with all aspects of the discipline; modes of expression, tropes, commonplaces, etc, etc.
Shalom M. Paul
This volume examines various aspects of the narrative, legal, prophetic, and wisdom genres of Biblical literature, with a major emphasis on elucidating the text with the aid of Sumerian, Akkadian, and Ugaritic source material.
Taking as a background two notorious travelogues (Sinuhe and Wenamun) from pharaonic Egypt, this book promises to stir the debate on ancient Egyptian literary fiction. Following an analysis of traditional Egyptological criticism, the author outlines a theoretical framework. Context is being ...
Jean-Jacques Glassner. Edited by Benjamin R. Foster
This book is the fourteenth volume in the series Altbabylonische Briefe in Umschrift und Übersetzung, which aims to make the many — often dispersed — letters from the Old Babylonian period available in transliteration and translation. Volume 14 collects 226 Old Babylonian letters from The Louvre.
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