The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures

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James B. Pritchard, Daniel E. Fleming
Princeton University Press, 2011 - 474 pàgines
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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 translations 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.

  • Represents the diverse cultures and languages of the ancient Near East--Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, and Aramaic--in a wide range of genres:
    • Historical texts
    • Legal texts and treaties
    • Inscriptions
    • Hymns
    • Didactic and wisdom literature
    • Oracles and prophecies
    • Love poetry and other literary texts
    • Letters
  • New foreword puts the classic translations in context
  • More than 300 photographs document ancient art, architecture, and artifacts related to the texts
  • Fully indexed

 

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Continguts

Myths and Epics from Mesopotamia
25
Hittite Myths Albrecht Goetze
101
Ugaritic Myths and Epics H L Ginsberg
107
Legal Texts
150
Treaties
205
Egyptian Historical Texts John A Wilson
226
Assyrian and Babylonian Historical Texts
246
Palestinian Inscriptions W F Albright
287
Mesopotamian Hymns
330
An Akkadian Hymn Ferris J Stephens
341
Sumerian Didactic and Wisdom Literature
352
Akkadian Didactic and Wisdom Literature
358
Aramaic Proverbs and Precepts
379
Akkadian Oracles and Prophecies
388
Love Poetry XVII
403
Other Literary Texts
413

Franz Rosenthal
294
Other Inscriptions
303
Sabaean Inscriptions
313
The Execration of Asiatic Princes
322

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James B. Pritchard (1909-1997) was professor of religious thought at the University of Pennsylvania and curator of Syro-Palestinian archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Daniel E. Fleming is professor of Hebrew and Judaic studies at New York University.

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