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- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 56.19
Die Mehrheit der in Assur gefundenen Obeliskenfragmente ist bisher gar nicht oder nur unzureichend publiziert worden. Julia Orlamünde legt nun eine detaillierte Beschreibung der 256 Fragmente drei unterschiedlicher Obeliskentypen vor und präsentiert eine Reihe von Zusammenschlüssen einzelner Fragmente. Gleichzeitig wird eine gute Vorstellung dessen... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 79.75
Im Sommer 2002 entdeckte das Team der syrisch-deutschen Mission eines internationalen Kooperationsprojektes im syrischen Mi?rife, dem alten Qa?na, 71 Tontafeln und Tontafelfragmente, die bei der Zerstörung des Königspalastes aus einem ebenerdigen Stockwerk in den tiefer gelegenen Korridor gestürzt waren. Unter den Tafeln befinden sich Briefe an König... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00
This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"?transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and present, elite and popular, national and regional, male... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 322.00
Providing a new perspective on the Sumerian Gilgamesh stories, Alhena Gadotti argues that a Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle was developed as early as Ur III, and that Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld was the first, not the last story of this cycle. Prompted by several texts that have come to light since Aaron Shaffer's 1963 publication... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 55.00
In this book Guy Deutscher examines the historical development of Akkadian, the oldest recorded Semitic language and one of the earliest attested languages. Two thousand years of texts from 2500BC to 500BC provide a unique source for the study of linguistic change. The first two parts of the book present an historical grammar of sentential complementation.... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 252.00
The volume Literarische Texte aus Ur: Kollationen und Kommentare zu UET 6/1-2 [Literary Texts from Ur: Collations and Commentaries on UET 6/1-2] contains corrigenda and addenda to the Sumerian and Akkadian literary cuneiform texts on clay tablets from the ancient city of Ur, in modern Iraq, published by C.J. Gadd and S.N. Kramer in UET 6/1-2... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 132.00
Based on contrasting characterization and narrative logic between the central Huwawa episode and the remaining material for the earliest Akkadian Gilgamesh, this book challenges the accepted notion that the famous epic was composed without recourse to a previous Akkadian narrative. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 23.00
The essays in this volume view Asian diasporic movements in the context of globalization and global citizenship, in which multiple cultural allegiances, influences and claims together create complex negotiations of identity. more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 67.62
Hauptbeschreibung Traditionally, scholars study ancient Near Eastern royal inscriptions to reconstruct the events they narrate. In recent decades, however, a new approach has analyzed these inscriptions as products of royal ideology and has delineated the way that ideology has shaped their narration of historical events. This ideologically-sensitive... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
Toward the end of the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh King Gilgamesh laments the untimely death of his comrade Enkidu, "my friend whom I loved dearly." Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan, whose "love to me was wonderful, greater than the love of women." These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language... more...