Category Archives: Assyria, Babylonia & Sumer

A manual of the Aramaic language of the Babylonian Talmud; grammar, chrestomathy and glossaries

PREFACE As far back as 18~4, Professor H~R,.’SANN L. S’l’RAClC, {If the University of Berlin 1 who ]la.d fa.vorably noticed my firEt tv-o publications, both dealing with t]1O textual (‘riticism of the Talmud, suggeste(l to me the writing nf a … Continue reading

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Mesopotamian archaeology: an introduction to the archaeology of Babylonia and Assyria

The book may have numerous typos or missing text. It is not illustrated or indexed. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher’s website. You can also preview the book there. Purchasers … Continue reading

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Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice (Ancient Cultures)

Utilizing a great variety of previously unknown cuneiform tablets, Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice examines the way medicine was practiced by various Babylonian professionals of the 2nd and 1st millennium B.C. Represents the first overview of Babylonian medicine utilizing … Continue reading

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Religion and Power: Divine Kingship in the Ancient World and Beyond (Oriental Institute Seminars) (The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago)

This volume represents a collection of contributions presented during the Third Annual University of Chicago Oriental Institute Seminar, Religion and Power: Divine Kingship in the Ancient World and Beyond, held at the Oriental Institute, February 23-24, 2007. The purpose of … Continue reading

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British Policy In Mesopotamia 1903-1914 (St. Antony’s Middle East Monographs)

British imperial interests in Iraq during and after the First World War are well known and have often been studied. But what of British policy towards the Mesopotamian provinces before 1914? In this well-documented study, Stuart Cohen provides the first … Continue reading

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Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel (Society of Biblical Literature Syumposium)

The last fifty years have seen a dramatic increase of interest in the wisdom literature of the Bible, as scholars have come to appreciate the subtlety and originality of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes as well as of Sirach and Wisdom … Continue reading

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Between Rome and Persia: The Middle Euphrates, Mesopotamia and Palmyra Under Roman Control (Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies)

The conflict between the powerful Roman and Iranian empires arising from the extension of Roman power into today‚Äôs Middle East is coming into increasingly sharp focus, thanks to the amount of evidence now available. This richly illustrated book examines this … Continue reading

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Classic Ships of Islam: From Mesopotamia to the Indian Ocean (Handbook of Oriental Studies/Handbuch Der Orientalistik)

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Amazing Traces of a Babylonian Origin in Greek Mathematics

A sequel to Unexpected Links Between Egyptian and Babylonian Mathematics (World Scientific, 2005), this book is based on the author s intensive and ground breaking studies of the long history of Mesopotamian mathematics, from the late 4th to the late … Continue reading

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Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine

The Babylonian Talmud was compiled in the third through sixth centuries CE, by rabbis living under Sasanian Persian rule in the area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. What kind of society did these rabbis inhabit? What effect did that … Continue reading

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