This quantity honors Erle Verdun Leichty's immense and wide-ranging contributions to the research of historic Mesopotamia. The articles signify the most recent taking into consideration prime students within the box of Assyriology/Sumerology.
Thirty-eight contributions conceal the subsequent matters: historical past, divination, magic, faith, ritual, drugs, literature, prosopography, lexicography, paintings and archaeology, and the historical past of the sector. a few fifty texts are released and mentioned for the 1st time. the amount is a precious source for Assyriologists and Sumerologists.
The editors are either scholars of the honoree and associates from the Babylonian component of the college Museum.
Read Online or Download If a Man Builds a Joyful House: Assyriological Studies in Honor of Erie Verdun Leichty (Cuneiform Monographs) PDF
Best Ancient Civilizations books
One man’s quest to discover the oldest Bible scrolls on the planet and discover the tale of the intense, doomed antiquarian accused of forging them. in the summertime of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira—archaeological treasure hunter and inveterate social climber—showed up unannounced in London claiming to have chanced on the oldest reproduction of the Bible on this planet.
This basic reader's background of the traditional mediterranean combines a radical snatch of the scholarship of the day with an nice historian's present for ingenious reconstruction and encouraged analogy. broad notes permit the reader to understand thestate of scholarship on the time of writing, the dimensions and breadth of Braudel's studying and the issues the place orthodoxy has replaced, occasionally vindicating Braudel, occasionally proving him flawed.
City background begins in historical Mesopotamia. during this quantity Marc Van de Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest towns which, for millennia, encouraged the remainder of the traditional global. the writer argues that the town decided each element of Mesopotamian civilization, and the political and social constitution, financial system, literature, and humanities of Mesopotamian tradition can't be understood with no acknowledging their city history.
Additional info for If a Man Builds a Joyful House: Assyriological Studies in Honor of Erie Verdun Leichty (Cuneiform Monographs)