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The Resource History, Texts and Art in Early Babylonia : Three Essays, Piotr Steinkeller

History, Texts and Art in Early Babylonia : Three Essays, Piotr Steinkeller

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History, Texts and Art in Early Babylonia : Three Essays
Title
History, Texts and Art in Early Babylonia
Title remainder
Three Essays
Statement of responsibility
Piotr Steinkeller
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
These essays represent a summation of Piotr Steinkeller's decades-long thinking and writing about the history of third millennium BCE Babylonia and the ways in which it is reflected in ancient historical and literary sources and art, as well as of how these written and visual materials may be used by the modern historian to attain, if not a reliable record of histoire événementielle, a comprehensive picture of how the ancients understood their history. The book focuses on the history of early Babylonian kingship, as it evolved over a period from Late Uruk down to Old Babylonian times, and the impact of the concepts of kingship on contemporaneous history writing and visual art. Here comparisons are drawn between Babylonia and similar developments in ancient Egypt, China and Mesoamerica. Other issues treated is the intersection between history writing and the scholarly, lexical, and literary traditions in early Babylonia; and the question of how the modern historian should approach the study of ancient sources of "historical" nature. Such a broad and comprehensive overview is novel in Mesopotamian studies to date. As such, it should contribute to an improved and more nuanced understanding of early Babylonian history
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Steinkeller, Piotr,
Dewey number
290
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records SANER
Series volume
15
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  • Babylonia
  • Iraq
  • Art, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian
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History, Texts and Art in Early Babylonia : Three Essays, Piotr Steinkeller
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Appendix 2: The Roundlet of Naram-Suen
  • Essay 3
  • Mythical Realities of the Early Babylonian History (or the Modern Historian and the Native Uses of History Past)
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • List and Sources of Illustrations
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Essay 1
  • Writing, Kingship and Political Discourse in Early Babylonia: Reflections on the Nature and Function of Third Millennium Historical Sources
  • Appendix 1: The Priest-King of Uruk Times
  • Essay 2
  • The Divine Rulers of Akkade and Ur: Toward a Definition of the Deification of Kings in Babylonia
Control code
ocn992506896
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501504808
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992506896
Label
History, Texts and Art in Early Babylonia : Three Essays, Piotr Steinkeller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Appendix 2: The Roundlet of Naram-Suen
  • Essay 3
  • Mythical Realities of the Early Babylonian History (or the Modern Historian and the Native Uses of History Past)
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • List and Sources of Illustrations
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Essay 1
  • Writing, Kingship and Political Discourse in Early Babylonia: Reflections on the Nature and Function of Third Millennium Historical Sources
  • Appendix 1: The Priest-King of Uruk Times
  • Essay 2
  • The Divine Rulers of Akkade and Ur: Toward a Definition of the Deification of Kings in Babylonia
Control code
ocn992506896
Extent
1 online resource (269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501504808
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992506896

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