Open-access books from the British Institute for the Study of Iraq

By Mary Fisk|April 11, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

Apkallu, a winged genius with the head of a bird, from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Nimrud. Image from Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apkallu_Nimrud.JPG As a precursor to making all of its new publications available for free download, the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI) has released a selected of volumes from its back catalogue on open-access (PDF download) These currently are: Series: Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud (click here to access the

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – March 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 8, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Sacred killing: the archaeology of sacrifice in the ancient Near East / edited by Anne M. Porter and Glenn M. Schwartz Temple building and temple cult:  architecture and cultic paraphernalia of temples in the Levant (2.-1. Mill. B.C.E.) : Proceedings of a conference on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Biblical Archaeology at the University of Tübingen (28th – 30th of May

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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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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – June 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|July 6, 2012|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near East Mobile pastoralism and the formation of Near Eastern civilizations: weaving together society / Anne Porter Looking north : the socioeconomic dynamics of the northern Mesopotamian and Anatolian regions during the late third and early second millennium BC / edited by Nicola von Laneri, Peter Pfälzner and Stefano Valentini Une bibliothèque au sud de la ville : textes 1994-2002 en cunéiforme alphabétique de la maison d’Ourtenou / Pierre Bordreuil et

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