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  1. 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)

    £105.00

    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
  2. The Sumerian Texts from Ancient Iraq: From Ur III to 9/11

    The Sumerian Texts from Ancient Iraq: From Ur III to 9/11 [Hardback]

    Benjamin Studevent-Hickman (Author)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9781937040857
    Published by : Lockwood Press
    Series: Lockwood Journal of Cuneiform Studies Supplemental Series
    The 145 tablets presented in this volume are among a larger group of 302 tablets confiscated by U.S. customs, and which were being stored in a World Trade Center building when it was destroyed on 9/11. The 145 tablets, which come from an unknow... .... 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)

    £72.00

    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. Problems of Canonicity and  Identity formation in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia

    Problems of Canonicity and Identity formation in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia [Hardback]

    Kim Ryholt (Editor); Gojko Barjamovic (Editor)

    £64.99

    ISBN: 9788763543729
    Published by : Museum Tusculanum Press
    The term canonicity implies the recognition that the domain of literature and of the library is also a cultural and political one, related to various forms of identity formation, maintenance, and change. Scribes and benefactors create canon in as ... .... Learn More
  5. 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
  6. The Romance between Greece and the East

    The Romance between Greece and the East [Paperback]

    Tim Whitmarsh (Editor); Stuart Thomson (Editor)

    £29.99

    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
  7. Gods Rich in Praise

    Gods Rich in Praise: Early Greek and Mesopotamian Religious Poetry

    Christopher Metcalf (Author)

    £76.00

    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 Mesopota... .... Learn More
  8. Aegean Mercenaries in Light of the Bible

    Aegean Mercenaries in Light of the Bible: Clash of cultures in the story of David and Goliath [Paperback]

    Simona Rodan (Author)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9781784911065
    Published by : Archaeopress Archaeology
    The story of the duel of David and Goliath, the Philistine champion, is narrated in the Bible in several versions. While its symbolic importance in Judaism and later in Christianity gradually came to represent the battle between good and evil, tru... .... Learn More
  9. 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
  10. Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea, Volume 1

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

    Bezalel Porten (Author)

    £118.95

    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

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