Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new book acquisitions in October / November 2016

By Mary Fisk|December 1, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

This is a selection of new titles (print and electronic) acquired by SOAS Library for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections. This section of the Library also includes material on modern Israeli / Palestinian studies. Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Lettres en akkadien de la “Maison d’urtēnu” : fouilles de 1994 / Sylvie Lackenbacher et Florence

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – March 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 10, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations A city from the dawn of history: Erbil in the cuneiform sources / by John MacGinnis. Présence et pouvoir hittites à Ougarit : le cas des DUMU.LUGAL / Charlotte Lebrun. Documents of Judean exiles and West Semites in Babylonia in the collection of David Sofer / by Laurie E. Pearce and Cornelia Wunsch. Life, death, and coming of age in Antiquity: individual rites of passage in

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Open access monographs from the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago)

By Mary Fisk|January 29, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

Assyrian king hunting lions [Image from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AAssyrian_king_hunting_lions.png ; Attribution: By William C. Morey (Outlines of Greek History, pg. 40) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons] The Oriental Institute Assyriological Monographs (AS) volumes 1-27 (1932-2007) are available on the Oriental Institute website Topics include cuneiform studies (Akkadian, Babylonian, Sumerian, Amorite and Hittite) and studies of the civilizations of Ur, Sumer, Nippur and the Hittites Click here to access the papers    

The Diachronic Corpus of Sumerian Literature

By David Pearson|November 25, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Linguistics|0 comments

The Diachronic Corpus of Sumerian Literature (DCSL) project seeks to establish a web-based corpus of Sumerian literature spanning the entire history of Mesopotamian civilization, over a range of 2500 years. It will make this corpus accessible and searchable on the model now provided by the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL). The ultimate research aim of the project is to make the corpus available for analysis in terms of

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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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