The Sumerian World

Author: Harriet Crawford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136219110

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 4833

The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and the natural sciences. This broad treatment will also make the volume of interest to students looking for comparative data in allied subjects such as ancient literature and early religions. Providing an authoritative, comprehensive and up to date overview of the Sumerian period written by some of the best qualified scholars in the field, The Sumerian World will satisfy students, researchers, academics, and the knowledgeable layperson wishing to understand the world of southern Mesopotamia in the third millennium.

Altbabylonische Zeichenliste der sumerisch-literarischen Texte

Author: Catherine Mittermayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cuneiform writing

Page: 285

View: 7804

"... presents a collection of 480 cuneiform signs used in the Sumerian literary texts of the Old Babylonian period. The inventory of sign forms exclusively refers to texts from Nippur and Ur as well as to the relevant tablets kept in the collections of the University Museum (Philadelphia), the British Museum (London) and the Hilprecht-Sammlung (Jena). Most of the signs listed have been collated. The sign list is classified according to Old Babylonia main forms. Each entry consists of a main form and up to 16 variants supposed to cover the spectrum of a sign as far as possible. All forms are listed with their quotations differentiated according to the origins of the tablet. In addition to the sign forms the list also provides the corresponding values and Diri. Some of the values are explained in detail in a commentary at the end of the sign list." --Colophon.

Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle

Author: Alhena Gadotti

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1614518548

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 1461

Providing a new perspective on the Sumerian Gilgamesh stories, Alhena Gadotti argues that a Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle was developed as early as Ur III, and that Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld was the first, not the last story of this cycle. Prompted by several texts that have come to light since Aaron Shaffer's 1963 publication of the text, this book offers a new edition and a re-examination of the composition.

Das Buch Henoch

Author: Johannes Flemming,Ludwig Radermacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110299070

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 674

In the World of Sumer

An Autobiography

Author: Samuel Noah Kramer

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814321218

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 1099

Samuel Noah Kramer is the leading authority on the interpretation and reading of civilization's oldest literature. His life and life's work are so thoroughly intertwined that his autobiography is also the story of the recovery of the language and literature of the Sumerians. From young Talmudist to the patriarch of Sumerology, Kramer recountshis long and distinguished career. Writing for the non-specialist, he paints a panoramic view of Sumerian literature and provides thumbnail sketches of the individuals with whom he collaborated.

The World's Oldest Literature

Studies in Sumerian Belles-Lettres

Author: William W. Hallo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004173811

Category: History

Page: 766

View: 1126

Literature begins at Sumer, we may say. Given that this ancient crossroads of tin and copper produced not only bronze and the entire Bronze Age, but also by neccesity, the first system of record-keeping and the technique of writing. Scribal schools served to propogate the new technique and their curriculum grew to create, preserve and transmit all manner of creative poetry. In a lifetime of research, the author has studied multiple aspects of this most ancient literary oeuvre, including such questions as chronology and bilingualism, as well as contributing fundamental insights into specific genres such as proverbs, letter-prayers and lamentations. In addition, he has drawn conclusions for the comparative or contextual approach to biblical literature. His studies, widely scattered in diverse publications for nearly fifty years, are here assembled in convenient one-volume format, made more user-friendly by extensive cross-references and indices.

Mädchen im Altertum / Girls in Antiquity

Author: Susanne Moraw,Anna Kieburg

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830981015

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 9173

Mädchen - weibliche Individuen vor dem sozial, juristisch, biologisch etc. definierten Übergang zur 'Frau' - wurden in der altertumswissenschaftlichen Forschung bisher eher selten thematisiert. Diese Lücke schließt der vorliegende Band. Mit 26 Beiträgen in englischer und deutscher Sprache bietet er einen Überblick über den internationalen Forschungsstand: Von theoretischen Überlegungen zu den Nachweismöglichkeiten von 'Mädchen' in der prähistorischen Forschung über zusammenfassende Darstellungen des gegenwärtigen Wissensstandes zu Mädchen im Alten Orient, in Ägypten und in der Ägäischen Bronzezeit zu Spezialstudien über bestimmte Aspekte des Mädchen-Seins in Griechenland und Rom, bis hin zur christlichen Spätantike und den frühmittelalterlichen Gesellschaften. 'Mädchen im Altertum / Girls in Antiquity' ist die um einige Beiträge erweiterte Publikation einer internationalen Tagung gleichen Titels, die 2010 in Berlin von 'FemArc - Netzwerk archäologisch arbeitender Frauen' in Kooperation mit dem Deutschen Archäologischen Institut veranstaltet worden war. Mit Beiträgen von Claudia-Maria Behling, Katrin Bernhardt, Olympia Bobou, Susanne Brather-Walter, Stephanie L. Budin, Eve D'Ambra, Peter Emberger, Susanna E. Fischer, Caitlin C. Gillespie, Jochen Griesbach, Ute Günkel-Maschek, Doris Gutsmiedl-Schümann, Kerstin P. Hofmann, Kathrin Kleibl, Julia K. Koch, Claudia Merthen, Marion Meyer, Cecilia Nobili, Viktoria Räuchle, Kathrin Schade, Günther Schörner, Michaela Stark, Wolf-Rüdiger Teegen, Helga Vogel, Manuella Wangert, Anne Weis.

Ana šadî Labnāni lū allik

Author: Wolfgang Röllig,Beate Pongratz-Leisten,Hartmut Kühne,Paolo Xella

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783788716165

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

View: 3364

The Sumerians

Their History, Culture, and Character

Author: Samuel Noah Kramer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226452328

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 7420

The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the second millenniums B.C. This book is an unparalleled compendium of what is known about them. Professor Kramer communicates his enthusiasm for his subject as he outlines the history of the Sumerian civilization and describes their cities, religion, literature, education, scientific achievements, social structure, and psychology. Finally, he considers the legacy of Sumer to the ancient and modern world. "There are few scholars in the world qualified to write such a book, and certainly Kramer is one of them. . . . One of the most valuable features of this book is the quantity of texts and fragments which are published for the first time in a form available to the general reader. For the layman the book provides a readable and up-to-date introduction to a most fascinating culture. For the specialist it presents a synthesis with which he may not agree but from which he will nonetheless derive stimulation."—American Journal of Archaeology "An uncontested authority on the civilization of Sumer, Professor Kramer writes with grace and urbanity."—Library Journal

A Brief History of the World

Author: Tao Wang

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595241379

Category: History

Page: 226

View: 542

The subject of history dates back to the invention of writing thousands of years ago. From the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia to the modern nations of the 21st century, humans have continuously made history with great accomplishments. A Brief History of the World examines the great Wonders of the World like the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Great Wall of China. A great part of history includes military achievements such as the great battles of Kadesh, Issus, Cannae, Salamis, Crecy, Waterloo, and Midway. Throughout history, great leaders like Ramesses II, Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Caesar, Genghis Khan, Elizabeth I, Mehmed the Conqueror, and Napoleon have led their people to dominance. The day-to-day lives of ordinary people must not to be neglected either, as aspects of ordinary life like shelter, food, government and politics are explained. Young or old, when reading about history, one can't help but imagine life in the past, or ponder about the wonders of the future.

Sumerian Mythology

Author: Samuel Noah Kramer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812210477

Category: History

Page: 130

View: 2050

An authoritative sketch of the great myths of the Sumerians, their myths of origins, of creation, the nether world, and the deluge.

The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia

From the Early Bronze Age to the Fall of the Persian Empire

Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415394856

Category: History

Page: 887

View: 3194

This 500,000 word reference work provides the most comprehensive general treatment available of the peoples and places of the regions commonly referred to as the ancient Near and Middle East – extending from the Aegean coast of Turkey in the west to the Indus river in the east. It contains some 1,500 entries on the kingdoms, countries, cities, and population groups of Anatolia, Cyprus, Syria-Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Iran and parts of Central Asia, from the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Persian empire. Five distinguished international scholars have collaborated with the author on the project. Detailed accounts are provided of the Near/Middle Eastern peoples and places known to us from historical records. Each of these entries includes specific references to translated passages from the relevant ancient texts. Numerous entries on archaeological sites contain accounts of their history of excavation, as well as more detailed descriptions of their chief features and their significance within the commercial, cultural, and political contexts of the regions to which they belonged. The book contains a range of illustrations, including twenty maps. It serves as a major, indeed a unique, reference source for students as well as established scholars, both of the ancient Near Eastern as well as the Classical civilizations. It also appeals to more general readers wishing to pursue in depth their interests in these civilizations. There is nothing comparable to it on the market today.

Flying Serpents and Dragons

The Story of Mankind's Reptilian Past

Author: R. A. Boulay

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 9781885395382

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

View: 8309

World-wide legends refer to giant flying lizards and dragons which came to this planet and founded the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. Who were these reptilian creatures? This book provides the answers to many of the riddles of history. Book jacket.

Eden in Sumer on the Niger

Archaeological, Linguistic, and Genetic Evidence of 450,000 Years of Atlantis, Eden and Sumer in West Africa

Author: Catherine Obianuju Acholonu

Publisher: Chinazor Onianwah

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 6200

"EDEN IN SUMER ON THE NIGER" provides archeological, linguistic, genetic, and inscribed evidence of the West African origin of mankind, language, religion and civilization. It provides multidisciplinary evidence of the actual geographical location in West Africa of the Garden of Eden, Atlantis and the original homeland of the Sumerian people before their migration to the "Middle East". By translating hitherto unknown pre-cuneiform inscriptions of the Sumerians, Catherine Acholonu and Sidney Davis have uncovered thousands of years of Africa's lost pre-history and evidences of the West African origins of the earliest Pharaohs and Kings of Egypt and Sumer such as Menes and Sargon the Great. This book provides answers to all lingering questions about the African Cavemen (Igbos/Esh/Adamas/Adites) original guardians of the human races, Who gave their genes for the creation of Homo Sapiens (Adam) and were the teachers in the First Age of the world.

Man and Wound in the Ancient World

A History of Military Medicine from Sumer to the Fall of Constantinople

Author: Richard A. Gabriel

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597978485

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 5332

Examines the fascinating role of medicine in ancient military cultures; Shows how the ancients understood the body, patched up their warriors, and sent them back into battle; Reveals medical secrets lost during the Dark Ages; Explores how ancient civilizations' technologies have influenced modern medical practices

The Ancient World

Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787703877

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8576

Covers the period from the dark prehistory of the Paleolithic Age to the development of the earliest centers of civilization in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley.

Rethinking Ghosts in World Religions

Author: Muzhou Pu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004171525

Category: Religion

Page: 342

View: 8360

The central theme of this volume is to re-examine the received concepts and images of ghosts in various religious cultures ranging from the Ancient Near East and Egypt to the Old Testament, the Classical Era, Early Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Early India, and Medieval China. As a religious phenomenon, the realm of ghosts has been less studied than the realm of the divine. Through a collaborative effort by scholars from different disciplines, this volume proposes a multi-cultural approach to construct a wider and complicated picture of the phenomenon of ghosts and spirits in human societies and to have a grasp of the various problems involved in understanding the phenomenon of ghost.