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The Resource The Oxford handbook of cuneiform culture, edited by Karen Radner and Eleanor Robson

The Oxford handbook of cuneiform culture, edited by Karen Radner and Eleanor Robson

Label
The Oxford handbook of cuneiform culture
Title
The Oxford handbook of cuneiform culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karen Radner and Eleanor Robson
Title variation
Handbook of cuneiform culture
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The cuneiform script, the writing system of ancient Mesopotamia, was witness to one of the world's oldest literate cultures. For over three millennia, it was the vehicle of communication from (at its greatest extent) Iran to the Mediterranean, Anatolia to Egypt. The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture examines the Ancient Middle East through the lens of cuneiform writing. The contributors, a mix of scholars from across the disciplines, explore, define, and to some extent look beyond the boundaries of the written word, using Mesopotamia's clay tablets and stone inscriptions not just as 'texts' but also as material artefacts that offer much additional information about their creators, readers, users and owners"-- Provided by publisher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Radner, Karen
  • Robson, Eleanor
Series statement
Oxford handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq
  • Assyria
  • Cuneiform inscriptions
  • Cuneiform writing
  • Assyriology
Label
The Oxford handbook of cuneiform culture, edited by Karen Radner and Eleanor Robson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. Materiality and literacies -- 1. Tablets as artefacts, scribes as artisans / Jonathan Taylor -- 2. Accounting in proto-cuneiform / Robert K. Englund -- 3. Numeracy and metrology / Grégory Chambon -- 4. Levels of literacy / Niek Veldhuis -- 5. Literacy and gender / Brigitte Lion -- II. Individuals and communities -- 6. The person in Mesopotamian thought / Benjamin R. Foster -- 7. The scribe of the Flood Story and his circle / Frans van Koppen -- 8. Feasts for the living, the dead, and the gods / Hagan Brunke -- 9. Cuneiform writing in Neo-Babylonian temple communities / Michael Jursa -- 10. Freedom in ancient Near Eastern societies / Eva von Dassow -- III. Experts and novices -- 11. Teacher-student relationships: two case studies / Yoram Cohen & Sivan Kedar -- 12. Patron and client: Zimri-Lim and Asqudum the diviner / Dominique Charpin -- 13. Learned, rich, famous and unhappy: Ur-Utu of Sippar / Michel Tanret -- 14. Music, the work of professionals / Nele Ziegler -- 15. The education of Neo-Assyrian princes / Silvie Zamazalová
  • IV. Decisions -- 16. Judicial decision-making: judges and arbitrators / Sophie Démare-Lafont -- 17. Royal decision-making: kings, magnates and scholars / Karen Radner -- 18. Assyria at war: strategy and conduct / Andreas Fuchs -- 19. Manipulating the gods: lamenting in context / Anne Löhnert -- 20. Magic rituals: conceptualisation and performance / Daniel Schwemer -- V. Interpretations -- 21. Sheep and sky: systems of divinatory interpretation / Ulla Susanne Koch -- 22. Making sense of time: observational and theoretical calendars / John M. Steele -- 23. Letters as correspondence, letters as literature / Fabienne Huber Vulliet -- 24. Keeping company with men of learning: the king as scholar / Eckart Frahm -- 25. From street altar to palace: reading the built environment of urban Babylonia / Heather D. Baker -- VI. Making knowledge -- 26. The production and dissemination of scholarly knowledge / Eleanor Robson -- 27. Tablets of schools and scholars: a portrait of the Old Babylonian corpus / Steve Tinney
  • 28. Adapting to new contexts: cuneiform in Anatolia / Mark Weeden -- 29. Observing and describing the world through divination and astronomy / Francesca Rochberg -- 30. Berossos between tradition and innovation / Geert De Breucker -- VII. Shaping tradition -- 31. Agriculture as civilization: sages, farmers, and barbarians / F.A.M. Wiggermann -- 32. Sourcing, organising, and administering medicinal ingredients / Barbara Böck -- 33. Changing images of kingship in Sumerian literature / Nicole Brisch -- 34. The pious king: royal patronage of temples / Caroline Waerzeggers -- 35. Cuneiform culture's last guardians: the old urban notability of Hellenistic Uruk / Philippe Clancier
Control code
ocn646111382
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 805 p.
Isbn
9780199557301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The Oxford handbook of cuneiform culture, edited by Karen Radner and Eleanor Robson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. Materiality and literacies -- 1. Tablets as artefacts, scribes as artisans / Jonathan Taylor -- 2. Accounting in proto-cuneiform / Robert K. Englund -- 3. Numeracy and metrology / Grégory Chambon -- 4. Levels of literacy / Niek Veldhuis -- 5. Literacy and gender / Brigitte Lion -- II. Individuals and communities -- 6. The person in Mesopotamian thought / Benjamin R. Foster -- 7. The scribe of the Flood Story and his circle / Frans van Koppen -- 8. Feasts for the living, the dead, and the gods / Hagan Brunke -- 9. Cuneiform writing in Neo-Babylonian temple communities / Michael Jursa -- 10. Freedom in ancient Near Eastern societies / Eva von Dassow -- III. Experts and novices -- 11. Teacher-student relationships: two case studies / Yoram Cohen & Sivan Kedar -- 12. Patron and client: Zimri-Lim and Asqudum the diviner / Dominique Charpin -- 13. Learned, rich, famous and unhappy: Ur-Utu of Sippar / Michel Tanret -- 14. Music, the work of professionals / Nele Ziegler -- 15. The education of Neo-Assyrian princes / Silvie Zamazalová
  • IV. Decisions -- 16. Judicial decision-making: judges and arbitrators / Sophie Démare-Lafont -- 17. Royal decision-making: kings, magnates and scholars / Karen Radner -- 18. Assyria at war: strategy and conduct / Andreas Fuchs -- 19. Manipulating the gods: lamenting in context / Anne Löhnert -- 20. Magic rituals: conceptualisation and performance / Daniel Schwemer -- V. Interpretations -- 21. Sheep and sky: systems of divinatory interpretation / Ulla Susanne Koch -- 22. Making sense of time: observational and theoretical calendars / John M. Steele -- 23. Letters as correspondence, letters as literature / Fabienne Huber Vulliet -- 24. Keeping company with men of learning: the king as scholar / Eckart Frahm -- 25. From street altar to palace: reading the built environment of urban Babylonia / Heather D. Baker -- VI. Making knowledge -- 26. The production and dissemination of scholarly knowledge / Eleanor Robson -- 27. Tablets of schools and scholars: a portrait of the Old Babylonian corpus / Steve Tinney
  • 28. Adapting to new contexts: cuneiform in Anatolia / Mark Weeden -- 29. Observing and describing the world through divination and astronomy / Francesca Rochberg -- 30. Berossos between tradition and innovation / Geert De Breucker -- VII. Shaping tradition -- 31. Agriculture as civilization: sages, farmers, and barbarians / F.A.M. Wiggermann -- 32. Sourcing, organising, and administering medicinal ingredients / Barbara Böck -- 33. Changing images of kingship in Sumerian literature / Nicole Brisch -- 34. The pious king: royal patronage of temples / Caroline Waerzeggers -- 35. Cuneiform culture's last guardians: the old urban notability of Hellenistic Uruk / Philippe Clancier
Control code
ocn646111382
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 805 p.
Isbn
9780199557301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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