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A Companion to Assyria (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

Editat de Eckart Frahm
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A Companion to Assyria is a collection of original essays on ancient Assyria written by key international scholars. These new scholarly contributions have substantially reshaped contemporary understanding of society and life in this ancient civilization.
This wide–ranging Companion is broken down into sections covering the political, social, and economic history of Assyria from the third millennium bce to the post–imperial period (609 BCE to AD 222), elements of Assyrian civilization, Assyria′s role in the Bible and in Greek and Roman sources, and the rediscovery of ancient Assyria and its significance for the Assyrian Christians of today.
A Companion to Assyria is an in–depth exploration of Assyrian society and life, including the latest thought on cities, art, religion, literature, economy, and technology, and political and military history. As the first detailed English language overview of ancient Assyria published in fifty years, it is sure to be an important reference tool for scholars for years to come.
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ISBN-13: 9781444335934
ISBN-10: 1444335936
Pagini: 648
Dimensiuni: 179 x 250 x 39 mm
Greutate: 1.21 kg
Editura: Wiley
Seria Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World

Locul publicării: Chichester, United Kingdom

Public țintă

Assyriologists, Hebrew Bible scholars, ancient historians, and anyone interested in these fields; courses related to Assyria, early empires, and the Hebrew Bible, as well as ancient history overviews

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A Companion to Assyria is a collection of original essays on ancient Assyria written by key international scholars. These new scholarly contributions have substantially reshaped contemporary understanding of society and life in this ancient civilization.
This wide–ranging Companion is broken down into sections covering the political, social, and economic history of Assyria from the third millennium bce to the post–imperial period (609 BCE to AD 222), elements of Assyrian civilization, Assyria′s role in the Bible and in Greek and Roman sources, and the rediscovery of ancient Assyria and its significance for the Assyrian Christians of today.
A Companion to Assyria is an in–depth exploration of Assyrian society and life, including the latest thought on cities, art, religion, literature, economy, and technology, and political and military history. As the first detailed English language overview of ancient Assyria published in fifty years, it is sure to be an important reference tool for scholars for years to come.

Cuprins

Notes on Contributors viii
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1
Eckart Frahm
Part I Geography and History 11
1 Physical and Cultural Landscapes of Assyria 13
Jason Ur
2 Assyria in the Third Millennium bce 36
Lauren Ristvet
3 The Old Assyrian Period (20th 18th Century bce) 57
Klaas R. Veenhof
4 Economy, Society, and Daily Life in the Old Assyrian Period 80
Cécile Michel
5 The Transition Period (17th to 15th Century bce) 108
Shigeo Yamada
6 The Middle Assyrian Period (14th to 11th Century bce) 117
Stefan Jakob
7 Economy, Society, and Daily Life in the Middle Assyrian Period 143
Stefan Jakob
8 The Neo –Assyrian Period (ca. 1000 609 bce) 161
Eckart Frahm
9 Economy, Society, and Daily Life in the Neo –Assyrian Period 209
Karen Radner
10 Post –Imperial Assyria 229
Stefan R. Hauser
Part II The Fringes of Empire: Assyria and its Neighbors 247
11 Assyria and the North: Anatolia 249
Andreas Fuchs
12 Assyria and the East: Western Iran and Elam 259
Andreas Fuchs
13 Assyria and the West: Syria and the Levant 268
Ariel M. Bagg
14 Assyria and the Far West: The Aegean World 275
Robert Rollinger
15 Assyria and the South: Babylonia 286
Eckart Frahm
16 Assyria and the Far South: The Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf 299
Eckart Frahm
Part III Elements of Assyrian Civilization 311
17 Languages and Writing Systems in Assyria 313
Mikko Luukko and Greta Van Buylaere
18 Assyrian Religion 336
Stefan M. Maul
19 Assyrian Literature 359
Alasdair Livingstone
20 Assyrian Scholarship and Scribal Culture in Ashur 368
Nils P. Heeßel
21 Assyrian Scholarship and Scribal Culture in Kalhu and Nineveh 378
Jeanette C. Fincke
22 Assyrian Legal Traditions 398
Frederick Mario Fales
23 Assyrian Cities and Architecture 423
John M. Russell
24 Assyrian Art 453
John M. Russell
25 Assyrian Technology 511
Ariel M. Bagg
26 Assyrian Warfare 522
Stephanie Dalley
27 Thoughts on the Assyrian Empire and Assyrian Kingship 534
Mario Liverani
Part IV The Afterlife and Rediscovery of Assyria 547
28 Assyria in Late Babylonian Sources 549
Paul ]Alain Beaulieu
29 Assyria in the Hebrew Bible 556
Eckart Frahm
30 Assyria in Classical Sources 570
Robert Rollinger
31 The Archaeological Exploration of Assyria 583
Mogens Trolle Larsen
32 Assyrian Christians 599
Aaron Michael Butts
List of Assyrian Kings 613
Eckart Frahm
Index 617

Notă biografică

Eckart Frahm is Professor of Assyriology at Yale University, USA. His primary scholarly interest is the political and intellectual history of Assyria and Babylonia during the first millennium BCE. Frahm is the author of five books: Einleitung in die Sanherib–Inschriften (1997), Historische und historisch–literarische Texte aus Assur (2009), Neo–Babylonian Letters and Contracts from the Eanna Archive (co–authored with Michael Jursa, 2011), Babylonian and Assyrian Text Commentaries: Origins of Interpretation (2011), and Geschichte des alten Mesopotamien (2013). Together with Enrique Jiménez and Mary Frazer, he is currently working on a project to publish a large number of Mesopotamian commentaries both in print and online.