Aspekte des Menschseins im Alten Mesopotamien

Eine Studie zu Person und Identität im 2. und 1. Jt. v. Chr.

Author: Ulrike Steinert

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004226133

Category: History

Page: 622

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Rooted in Assyriology with a strong interdisciplinary outlook, this book offers the first comprehensive study of ancient Mesopotamian notions of the human person, including semantic analyses of Akkadian terms for body parts and multiple aspects of the self.

Erste Philologien

Archäologie einer Disziplin vom Tigris bis zum Nil

Author: Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum,Jochem Kahl

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161554256

Category: History

Page: 487

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Keine Angaben

Assyrian and Babylonian Scholarly Text Catalogues

Medicine, Magic and Divination

Author: Ulrike Steinert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501504916

Category: History

Page: 390

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The reconstruction of ancient Mesopotamian medical, ritual and omen compendia and their complex history is still characterised by many difficulties, debates and gaps due to fragmentary or unpublished evidence. This book offers the first complete edition of the Assur Medical Catalogue, an 8th or 7th century BCE list of therapeutic texts, which forms a core witness for the serialisation of medical compendia in the 1st millennium BCE. The volume presents detailed analyses of this and several other related catalogues of omen series and rituals, constituting the corpora of divination and healing disciplines. The contributions discuss links between catalogues and textual sources, providing new insights into the development of compendia between serialization, standardization and diversity of local traditions. Though its a novel corpus-based approach, this volume revolutionizes the current understanding of Mesopotamian medical texts and the healing disciplines of "conjurer" and "physician". The research presented here allows one to identify core text corpora for these disciplines, as well as areas of exchange and borrowings between them.

Die Welt der Götterbilder

Author: Brigitte Groneberg,Hermann Spieckermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110194630

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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Divine images create their own world of theological reflection and religious practice. Pictorial representations have to reduce complexity, yet at the same time they create their own complexity. The present volume examines this phenomenon with papers on fundamental issues and presentations of material from the Ancient Orient, Greece and the Hellenic world. Papers on the contact between Christianity and Islam in the matter of the veneration of images make clear what compensation strategies are developed when pictorial representations are subject to theological censure. The volume contains eighteen contributions from internationally renowned researchers writing in German and English.

Transforming Literature into Scripture

Texts as Cult Objects at Ninevah and Qumran

Author: Russell Hobson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317544978

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Transforming Literature into Scripture examines how the early textual traditions of ancient Israel - stories, laws, and rituals - were transformed into sacred writings. By comparing evidence from two key collections from antiquity - the royal library at Nineveh and the biblical manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls - the book traces the stabilisation of textual traditions in the ancient Near East towards fixed literary prototypes. The study presents a new methodology which enables the quantification, categorisation and statistical analysis of texts from different languages, writing systems, and media. The methodology is tested on wide range of text genres from the cuneiform and biblical traditions in order to determine which texts tend towards stabilised forms. Transforming Literature into Scripture reveals how authoritative literary collections metamorphosed into fixed ritualised texts and will be of interest to scholars across Biblical, Judaic and Literary Studies.

Literary Texts from the Temple of Nabû

Author: Donald John Wiseman,J. A. Black

Publisher: British School of Archaeology in

ISBN: 9780903472159

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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The library of Nimrud, probably established in 798 BC, was a prestigious royal foundation whose scribes had contacts all over the East, particularly with Nineveh. The 259 cuneiform tablets and fragments which constituted the library mainly described magical and medical rituals, prayers and instructions for training scribes. All the epigraphic finds from Sir Max Mallowan's excavations of 1955-7 are described in this volume, with additional material from the Iraq Archaeological Service's excavations of 1985.

Zukunftsbewältigung

Author: Stefan M. Maul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Akkadian language

Page: 555

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Enthält transkribierte und übersetzte Texte, samt Kopien der Keilschrifttexte.

Ritual und Poesie

Formen und Orte religiöser Dichtung im Alten Orient, im Judentum und im Christentum

Author: Erich Zenger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 319

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Nimrud

An Assyrian Imperial City Revealed

Author: Joan Oates,David Oates

Publisher: British School of Archaeology in

ISBN: 9780903472258

Category: History

Page: 309

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Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) in northern Iraq, was the capital of the Assyrian Empire during most of the 9th and 8th centuries BC, and remained a major centre until the destruction of the Empire in 612 BC. This authoritative account, written by two of the excavators of the site, traces its history and its gradual revelation through archaeological excavation, begun by Layard in the 19th century and continuing to the present day. The volume is abundantly illustrated and includes finds that have not previously been published, together with illustrations and the most complete account in English so far of the remarkable discoveries made in recent years by Iraqi archaeologists in the tombs of the Assyrian Queens. Contents: Introduction; Chapter 1: The Land of Assyria - Setting the Scene; Chapter 2: Major Palaces on the Citadel; Chapter 3: Tombs, Wells and Riches; Chapter 4: Temples, Minor Palaces and Private Houses; Chapter 4: Fort Shalmaneser: the ekal masarti; Chapter 6: The Written Evidence; Chapter 7: Types of Object and Materials from Nimrud; Chapter 8: Post-Assyrian Nimrud; Epilogue.

SCIAMVS

Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Publishes source materials for historical research on the exact sciences in Antiquity and the Middle Ages in original languages, with translations, notes, and commentaries.

Orient

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Middle East

Page: N.A

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Crossing Boundaries and Linking Horizons

Studies in Honor of Michael C. Astour on His 80th Birthday

Author: Michael C. Astour,Gordon Douglas Young,Mark William Chavalas,Richard E. Averbeck,Kevin L. Danti

Publisher: Capital Decisions Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 689

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Secrecy and the gods

secret knowledge in ancient Mesopotamia and biblical Israel

Author: Alan Lenzi

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 456

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Luxury and Legitimation

Royal Collecting in Ancient Mesopotamia

Author: Allison Karmel Thomason

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780754602385

Category: History

Page: 252

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Utilizing a variety of ancient sources, including cuneiform texts, images and archaeological finds, Luxury and Legitimation explores how the collecting of luxury objects contributed to the formation of royal identity in one of the world's oldest civilizations, ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Allison Thomason makes a significant and timely contribution to the subjects of collecting and material culture studies by bringing a new understanding to the political, cultural and social institutions of an important pre-Classical, non-Western civilization.