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The ancient Near East : an anthology of texts and pictures / edited by James B. Pritchard ; foreword by Daniel E. Fleming. [print]

Contributor(s): Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997 | Fleming, Daniel EMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [(c)2011. Description: xxx, 474 pages, [138. pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780691147253; 0691147256; 9780691147260; 0691147264Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- History of contemporary events | Middle Eastern literature -- Translations into English | Middle EastLOC classification: BS1180.A535 2011BS1180.F597.A535 2011COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
Contents:
Egyptian myths and tales John A. Wilson Myths and epics from Mesopotamia Hittite myths Albrecht Goetze Ugaritic myths and epics H.L. Ginsberg Legal texts Treaties Egyptian historical texts John A. Wilson Assyrian and Babylonian historical texts A. Leo Oppenheim Palestinian inscriptions W.F. Albright Canaanite and Aramaic inscriptions Franz Rosenthal South-Arabian inscriptions A. Jamme Egyptian execration texts John A. Wilson Egyptian hymns John A. Wilson Mesopotamian hymns Didactic and wisdom literature Oracles and prophecies Love poetry Other literary texts Letters.
Summary: "James Pritchard's classic anthologies of the ancient Near East have introduced generations of readers to texts essential for understanding the peoples and cultures of this important region. Now these two enduring works have been combined and integrated into one convenient and richly illustrated volume, with a new foreword that puts the tranlations in context. With more than 130 reading selections and 300 photographs of ancient art, architecture and artifacts, this volume provides a stimulating introduction to some of the most significant and widely studied texts of the ancient Near East, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Creation Epic (Enuma elish), the Code of Hammurabi, and the Baal Cycle. For students of history, religion, the Bible, archaeology, and anthropology, this anthology provides a wealth of material for understanding the ancient Near East."--P. [4. of cover.
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Egyptian myths and tales John A. Wilson Myths and epics from Mesopotamia Hittite myths Albrecht Goetze Ugaritic myths and epics H.L. Ginsberg Legal texts Treaties Egyptian historical texts John A. Wilson Assyrian and Babylonian historical texts A. Leo Oppenheim Palestinian inscriptions W.F. Albright Canaanite and Aramaic inscriptions Franz Rosenthal South-Arabian inscriptions A. Jamme Egyptian execration texts John A. Wilson Egyptian hymns John A. Wilson Mesopotamian hymns Didactic and wisdom literature Oracles and prophecies Love poetry Other literary texts Letters.

"James Pritchard's classic anthologies of the ancient Near East have introduced generations of readers to texts essential for understanding the peoples and cultures of this important region. Now these two enduring works have been combined and integrated into one convenient and richly illustrated volume, with a new foreword that puts the tranlations in context. With more than 130 reading selections and 300 photographs of ancient art, architecture and artifacts, this volume provides a stimulating introduction to some of the most significant and widely studied texts of the ancient Near East, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Creation Epic (Enuma elish), the Code of Hammurabi, and the Baal Cycle. For students of history, religion, the Bible, archaeology, and anthropology, this anthology provides a wealth of material for understanding the ancient Near East."--P. [4. of cover.

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