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The ancient orient : an introduction to the study of the ancient Near East / Wolfram von Soden ; translated by Donald G. Schley.

Author / Creator Soden, Wolfram von, 1908-1996
Uniform title Einführung in die Altorientalistik. English
Imprint Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, c1994.
Description xx, 262 p. : ill, maps ; 24 cm.
Language English
Subject Civilization.
Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622
Middle East.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 0802801420 (pbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 2 0 |g I.  |t The Term "Ancient Orient" and Its Demarcation --  |g II.  |t The Scene --  |g III.  |t Peoples and Cultures in the Ancient Orient.  |g 1.  |t The Ancient Oriental Cultures before 3000: The Sumerians.  |g 2.  |t The Semites in Western Asia.  |g 3.  |t Hurrians and Urartians.  |g 4.  |t Peoples and Cultures in Western Iran.  |g 5.  |t Asia Minor: Proto-Hattians, Luwians, and Hittites.  |g 6.  |t The Coalescence of Peoples --  |g IV.  |t Writing and Systems of Writing.  |g 1.  |t Sumerian Writing and Cuneiform.  |g 2.  |t The Hittite Hieroglyphs (the Luwian Pictograms).  |g 3.  |t The Phoenician Alphabetic Script and Its Predecessors.  |g 4.  |t Alphabetic Scripts in Cuneiform: Ugaritic and the Old Persian Script --  |g V.  |t The History of Ancient Western Asia: The Historical Sources.  |g 1.  |t Chronology: King Lists, Date Lists, and Eponym Lists.  |g 2.  |t Sources for Political History.  |g 3.  |t The Early Sumerian Period and Early Dynastic Period.  |g 4.  |t The Empire of Akkad and the Neo-Sumerian Period.  |g 5.  |t The Beginnings of Assyria and Its Trade Colonies.  |g 6.  |t The Old Babylonian Period.  |g 7.  |t The Ancient Orient between 1530 and 1000.  |g 8.  |t Western Asia from 1000 to 750 and the Rise of the Assyrian Empire.  |g 9.  |t The Neo-Assyrian Empire: Its Zenith and Decline: Tiglath-Pileser III and the Sargonids.  |g 10.  |t The Neo-Babylonian Chaldean Empire (626-539).  |g 11.  |t Persians, Macedonians, Greeks, and Parthians in Western Asia --  |g VI.  |t State and Society.  |g 1.  |t The Monarchy.  |g 2.  |t The Divinization of the Monarch.  |g 3.  |t City, State, and Administration.  |g 4.  |t Society and Social Groups.  |g 5.  |t The Army and Warfare --  |g VII.  |t Nutrition and Agriculture.  |g 1.  |t Fishing and Fowling; Hunting.  |g 2.  |t Animal Husbandry.  |g 3.  |t Farming and Gardening --  |g VIII.  |t Artisanry.  |g 1.  |t The Term; Organization and Instruction; The School.  |g 2.  |t Spinning, Weaving, Sewing, and Embroidery.  |g 3.  |t The Preparation of Hides: Leather.  |g 4.  |t The Use of Reeds: Basketry.  |g 5.  |t Woodwork: Carpentry, Joining, and Furniture Making.  |g 6.  |t Mud and Clay: Bricks, Ceramics, and Miniature Sculpture.  |g 7.  |t Stone for Devices, Monumental and Miniature Sculpture, and Buildings.  |g 8.  |t The Smelting and Refining of Metals --  |g IX.  |t Trade and Commerce.  |g 1.  |t Roads and Highways.  |g 2.  |t Water Routes.  |g 3.  |t Basic Terms of Trade: Buying and Selling, Money.  |g 4.  |t The Organization of Trade: The Merchant.  |g 5.  |t The Merchandise --  |g X.  |t Law.  |g 1.  |t Legal Prescriptions and Law Codes.  |g 2.  |t Documents and Other Legal Sources: Legal Praxis.  |g 3.  |t Judges and the Judiciary --  |g XI.  |t Sumerian and Babylonian Science.  |g 1.  |t The Sumerian Science of Lists as a Science of Order.  |g 2.  |t Bilingual Lexical Lists in Ebla and Babylonia: Tri- and Quadrilingual Lists in Asia Minor and Syria.  |g 3.  |t Further Functions of Babylonian Word and Name Lists: Inventory Rolls and Compilations of Various Sorts.  |g 4.  |t Lists of Analogous Verbal Expressions.  |g 5.  |t The Babylonian Science of Omens.  |g 6.  |t Theology, Historiography, and Geography.  |g 7.  |t The Beginnings of Natural Sciences.  |g 8.  |t The Scientific Study of Humanity: Medicine and Pharmacology.  |g 9.  |t Mathematics and Astronomy --  |g XII.  |t Religion and Magic.  |g 1.  |t Basic Problems.  |g 2.  |t The Gods of the Sumerians.  |g 3.  |t The Gods of the Babylonians and Assyrians.  |g 4.  |t God and Mankind: Sin and Ethics, Theodicy, Life after Death.  |g 5.  |t Cults and Offerings: Priests, Temple Servants, Prophets.  |g 6.  |t Magic, Demons, Evil Powers, Sorcery.  |g 7.  |t Death and Burial --  |g XIII.  |t Literature.  |g 1.  |t Overview: Tablet Series: Prose and Poetry.  |g 2.  |t Royal Inscriptions.  |g 3.  |t Myths and Epics.  |g 4.  |t Wisdom Literature and Humorous Poetry.  |g 5.  |t Hymns, Prayers, Laments, and Incantations.  |g 6.  |t Scientific Literature --  |g XIV.  |t Building, Art, and Music.  |g 1.  |t Cultic Buildings and Palaces: Form and Decoration.  |g 2.  |t Sculpture and Modeling, Inlaid Work, and Miniature.  |g 3.  |t Music and Musical Instruments.  |g XV.  |t Concluding Observations and Remarks --  |t Map of the Near East up to the Persian Period. 
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