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Title Opening the tablet box : Near Eastern studies in honor of Benjamin R. Foster / edited by Sarah C. Melville and Alice L. Slotsky
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 489 pages) : illustrations
Series Culture and history of the ancient Near East, 1566-2055 ; volume 42
Culture and history of the ancient Near East ; v. 42
Contents Light in the Gagûm window: the Sippar Cloister in the Late Old Babylonian period / S. Richardson -- Sheep and cattle, cows and calves: the Sumero-Akkadian astral gods as livestock / F. Rochberg -- Coherence and fragments: reflections on the SKL and the Book fo Judges / J. Sasson -- Early non-cuneiform writing? Third-millenium BC clay cylinders from Umm el-Marra / G. Schwartz -- Myth, magic, and ritual / M. Sigrist -- Study in contrast: Sargon of Assyria and Rusa of Urartu / M. Van de Mieroop -- Career of Ur-Bagara as a chronological indicator of the documents of Girsu from Šarkališarri to Gudea / G. Visicato -- What's new in town? / A. Westenholz -- Drink to me only with thine eyes / J. Goodnick Westenholz
Summary With topics ranging from social and economic history to literature, language, and to art history and arachaeology, the essays in his book reflect the broad spectrum of interests of its honoree, Benjamin R. Foster
Bibliography "Bibliography of the works of Benjamin R. Foster": pages 5-13
Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English and French
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Subject Akkadian language.
Assyro-Babylonian literature -- History and criticism.
Egyptian language.
Sumerian literature -- History and criticism.
Iraq -- Literatures.
Iraq -- Religion.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Foster, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Read)
Melville, Sarah C. (Sarah Chamberlin)
Slotsky, Alice Louise.
ISBN 9004186565 (electronic bk.)
9789004186569 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ;) (alk. paper)
(hbk. ;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles Near Eastern studies in honor of Benjamin R. Foster