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  1. The Syriac Dot

    The Syriac Dot: A Short History [Paperback]

    George Kiraz (Author)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9781463241001
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    The dot is used for everything in Syriac from tense to gender, number, and pronunciation, and unsurprisingly represents one of the biggest obstacles to learning the language. Using inscriptions, early grammars, and experiments with modern scri... .... Learn More
  2. Sumerian Literary and Historical Inscriptions

    Sumerian Literary and Historical Inscriptions [Hardback]

    William W. Hallo (Author); Harold Torger Vedeler (Author); Mark E. Cohen (Author); Ulla Kasten (Author)

    Regular Price: £105.00

    Special Price: £75.00

    ISBN: 9780300230765
    Published by : Yale University Press
    Series: Yale Oriental Series, Babylonian Texts
    Volume: 22
    Seventy-two cuneiform Sumerian literary texts from the Yale Babylonian Collection are featured in this volume of the Yale Oriental Series The long-awaited twenty-second volume in the Yale Oriental Series provides reproductions of over one-hundred ... .... Learn More
  3. Alexander the Great in the Persian Tradition: History, Myth and Legend in Medieval Iran

    Alexander the Great in the Persian Tradition: History, Myth and Legend in Medieval Iran [Hardback]

    Haila Manteghi (Author)

    Regular Price: £72.00

    Special Price: £45.00

    ISBN: 9781788310307
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Alexander the Great (356-333 BC) was transformed into a legend by all those he met, leaving an enduring tradition of romances across the world. Aside from its penetration into every language of medieval Europe, the Alexander romance arguably had i... .... Learn More
  4. The Provincial Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire

    The Provincial Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire [Hardback]

    John MacGinnis (Editor); Dick Wicke (Editor); Tina Greenfield (Editor)

    £80.00

    ISBN: 9781902937748
    Published by : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
    The Assyrian empire was in its day the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Building on the expansion of the Middle Assyrian state in the late second millennium BC, the opening centuries of the first millennium witnessed a resurgence which led... .... Learn More
  5. The Romance between Greece and the East

    The Romance between Greece and the East [Paperback]

    Tim Whitmarsh (Editor); Stuart Thomson (Editor)

    Regular Price: £29.99

    Special Price: £20.00

    ISBN: 9781107543003
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The contact zones between the Greco-Roman world and the Near East represent one of the most exciting and fast-moving areas of ancient-world studies. This new collection of essays, by world-renowned experts (and some new voices) in classical, Jewis... .... Learn More
  6. Gods Rich in Praise

    Gods Rich in Praise: Early Greek and Mesopotamian Religious Poetry

    Christopher Metcalf (Author)

    Regular Price: £76.00

    Special Price: £50.00

    ISBN: 9780198723363
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Many scholars today believe that early Greek literature, as represented by the great poems of Homer and Hesiod, was to some extent inspired by texts from the neighbouring civilizations of the ancient Near East, especially Mesopotamia. It is true t... .... Learn More
  7. A City from the Dawn of History

    A City from the Dawn of History: Erbil in the Cuneiform Sources [Paperback]

    John MacGinnis (Author)

    £28.00

    ISBN: 9781782977971
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    The city of Erbil, which now claims to be one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world, lies on the rich alluvial plains at the foot of the piedmont of the Zagros mountains in a strategic position which made it a natural gateway bet... .... Learn More
  8. Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea, Volume 1

    Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea, Volume 1 [Hardback]

    Bezalel Porten (Author)

    Regular Price: £118.95

    Special Price: £50.00

    ISBN: 9781575062778
    Published by : Eisenbrauns
    Some 340 Aramaic ostraca of the Persian and Hellenistic periods have been excavated at 32 sites in Israel, from Yokneam in the north to Eilat in the south, with Arad and Beersheba being the main contributory sites. By far, however, the largest cac... .... Learn More
  9. Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East

    Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East [Paperback]

    Trevor Bryce (Author)

    Regular Price: £37.99

    Special Price: £20.00

    ISBN: 9780415642347
    Published by : Routledge
    `There is no king who, just by himself, is truly powerful.' This statement reflects the situation in the Near East at the beginning of the second millennium BC. From the 17th to 12th century BC the Near East was governed by five main kingdoms, ... .... Learn More
  10. Neo-Babylonian Letters and Contracts from the Eanna Archive

    Neo-Babylonian Letters and Contracts from the Eanna Archive [Hardback]

    Eckart Frahm (Author); Michael Jursa (Author)

    Regular Price: £103.00

    Special Price: £14.95

    ISBN: 9780300169591
    Published by : Yale University Press
    This new volume presents facsimile copies of over two hundred previously unpublished Babylonian letters and documents written in cuneiform script. The texts, dating from the sixth century B.C., mainly originate from the archives of the Eanna te... .... Learn More

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