Open-access texts from the Institut français du Proche-Orient

By Mary Fisk|February 19, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

The prestigious Institut français du Proche-Orient, with offices in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, aims to bring together study and research on all aspects of the ancient and modern civilizations of the Near East (including Libya, Syria, Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Iraq) A large number of IFPO publications are  now available on open-access from http://ifpo.revues.org/   The content is fully searchable and includes books, archaeological reports and the research reports, Les

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Newly online from the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago)

By Mary Fisk|January 22, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

(1) The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has recently announced further releases of its back-listed publications online. These can be freely viewed as PDFs Click here to see titles released on 14th January 2013. (2) The bulk of the Oriental Institute’s Research Archives are also available. Click here to access via the AWOL blog (3) The latest Oriental Institute Seminar paper – Iconoclasm and text destruction in the Ancient Near East and

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New open-access titles from the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago)

By Mary Fisk|November 23, 2012|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Linguistics, Literature|0 comments

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has released the following open-access monographs on ancient Near Eastern languages, literatures and cuneiform studies. These titles complete the Assyriological Studies series AS 24. The Hittite Instruction for the Royal Bodyguard. H. G. Güterbock and Theo van den Hout. 1991 http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/pubs/catalog/as/as24.html AS 21. Computer-Aided Analyses of Amorite. I. J. Gelb. 1980 http://oi.uchicago.edu/research/pubs/catalog/as/as21.html AS 19. The Akkadian Influence on Aramaic. S. Kaufman. 1974

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New web resource for Syriac studies

By Mary Fisk|July 25, 2012|Religions|0 comments

Dumbarton Oaks (a research institute of Harvard University specializing in Byzantine Studies) has launched Resources for Syriac Studies  – “an annotated collection of free and open-source books, journals, and more related to the study of Syriac” The collection includes histories, dictionaries, grammars, journals and works of historic scholarship dating back to the 16th century. Click here to go direct to Resources for Syriac Studies